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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.

4 octobre 2007 4 04 /10 /octobre /2007 17:33
I have been busy trying to catch up after being in Newcastle for a meeting and then down to London for another meeting and spending sometime in Walton on Thames with a friend. One of his African PAs  remarked that he was living in the bush which caused us a great deal of mirth that she compared Walton on Thames  to  the African bush but I am not so sure that it is wrong seeing that it is in the sticks and the buses are not accessible. I am too used to Coventry - that I can at a pinch get somewhere if there is public transport.

In the meantime, when I am not wasting time on Facebook (I really do not have that many friends or spend much time there) I go searching on youtube for treasures and I stumble on this two - an old film with Chow Yun Fatt (before his Hollywood fame), 縱橫四海 (Catch a Thief) where he does a dance with a wheelchair - now, in the film, hes not really disabled but I think he's cute in it.

T  The other is a Chinese sign language clip  from a film supposedly named ' Silent Love' 聽不到的說話 - so sweet. It is a George Lam song.分分鐘需要你

I also watched Zhang Yimou ' House of Flying Daggers' with Zhang Ziyi  on channel four  last week.  As usual, she is superb to watch.  But at the back of my mind , I was  trying to gauge how  a Chinese audience view this as disability. Given that neither Chow Yun Fatt nor Zhang Ziyi were only pretending to be disabled in their characters - this two films would not stand up to much but what about the other kungfu movies?

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