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This unique English translation from the chinese language textual content includes 60 poems (85 verses) and 3 prose compositions. It opens a window to the center and brain of a chinese language pupil who lived from the past due Qing throughout the Nineteen Fifties. It displays the lifetime of a pioneer author of Malayan-Singapore chinese language Literature: his own tragedies, struggles, disappointments and the enjoyment in his kinfolk, neighbors and his poetry. English motives for lots of attention-grabbing expressions and allusions utilized in chinese language classical poetry. This name permits an English language reader to benefit from the wealthy and vibrant historical past of chinese language tradition and language. A better half version of the booklet in chinese language is obtainable - the unique classical textual content translated into sleek chinese language and profusely annotated by means of affiliate Professor Dr. Chan Chiu Ming of nationwide Institute of schooling, Singapore.

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On the rare occasions that Father did attend church, we used to see him sitting in the pew with his eyes shut, more likely to be falling asleep rather than in some deep meditation. Mother’s Christian Background As a child, Mother was adopted by the Guo 郭 family in Mianting 棉亭 (Fuqing 福清). The Guo family were staunch Christians and Mother went to an Anglican mission school there. She later worked as an assistant in the school’s kindergarten. With this background, there is no doubt that she was baptized as a Christian at a very young age.

Indb 28 A Scholar ’s Path 6/22/2010 3:31:19 PM FA Reading The English words underlined are the literal translation of the Chinese text shown in brackets. ” “Baptism” is of course a Christian terminology. The ritual or sacrament of baptism is traditionally performed by the pastor or priest by the sprinkling of water with his hand on the head of the convert. Interestingly, Qing Shan uses the metaphor róu yí 柔荑 to describe his wife’s soft and delicate hands. The term róu yí is the name given to the soft new shoots of a type of grass.

Line 2 moves quickly on to describe how he is persuaded by her “sermons” and is eventually baptized and received into the Christian faith. A Literal Translation We can take the enjoyment of this poem to the next level by an appreciation of the Christian and Buddhist terminology and imagery and metaphors used. To highlight the imagery used, the literal translation of some selected lines is given. indb 28 A Scholar ’s Path 6/22/2010 3:31:19 PM FA Reading The English words underlined are the literal translation of the Chinese text shown in brackets.

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