The first time that I was surprised and enthralled by poetry was in the early 80’s when I read the so-called `misty poems’, the modern free verse coined up by the young generation of poets in the wake of the Cultural Revolution. Before that, the only modern style poems (as opposed to the classic Chinese)… Continue reading my review of Helen Wing’s Peoms
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Sadly the Chinese are not reading very much any more. Last year, adult Chinese read 6.7 books on average as compared to 15 read by the Americans. to change the situation, the law makers are considering to make it a law to demand its citizens to read more books. see below an Atlantic article in… Continue reading Why aren’t chinese Poeple reading books any more?
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River Town by Peter Hessler Despite having done fair bit of travel through China, I have never visited the river town of Fuling. Hessler, however, made me feel as if I was right there, standing next to him on Raise the Flag Mountain, choking on the coal dust, taking in the dirty buildings and listening… Continue reading The review of Peter Hessler’s River Town by my daughter May