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Xiaolu Guo
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
A love story - cultural differences, misunderstandings and yes, I see what she is saying.
Su Tong
Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

14 août 2007 2 14 /08 /août /2007 18:14
I had a brilliant day in London last Friday with Nick - we walked along the south bank till we got to the Tate Modern.  It was lovely, the sun was shining, people were milling and I felt a bit like a tourist in London.

House of parliament as viewed from across on the other bank

We met up with Jonathan who showed us around and took us into lunch at the members restaurant at the Tate. It was a lovely view from the restaurant. We did not stay that long because as Nick noticed, I did not have a long attention span at museums and he had to catch the train back from Waterloo.

However, on leaving and meeting Jonathan again at LSBU, Silvia broke the news to me about Xavier Perrot's death which gave me a great shock as i've  had an email from him not 2 weeks back. I really felt an immense sense of loss. Remembering Xavier's warmth, great sense of humour and humanity, I had still this great memory of having met him originally in Boston for a Museum and the Web conference in 2002 (same time as I met  Jonathan  )  where  we  stood in front of  some museum (must be a Science Museum), watching chicks hatched from some eggs.  I remember him  pushing  me to my  hotel  after an ICHIM  team meeting in Paris where he showed me his old house (he's moved since then) and he told me his plans for his new house. I remember the times we shared jokes about the anglo French differences and the meals we had in Vancouver at the last M&W conference I attended. I remember him telling me of the plans he had for ICHIM 2005 where we might hold an event in the Louvre pyramid itself (he didnt quite manage that ).. And the great ICHIM conferences we worked together in Berlin and in Paris cite universitaire and the BnF. I remember the great pride he had in his kids and his introducing me to Zadig, his son. Adieu, Xavier. I wish you well wherever you are. I shall miss you. Xavier Perrot, 2004 taken at the l'ecole du Louvre cafe

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