Thomas Doherty's Blog – May 2013 Archive (3)

He Na of China Daily Reveals the Secret to Successful Transnational Marriages.

Though cultural differences and an alien environment are often cited as obstacles, many still firmly believe these are trivial things in the face of true love. No nationwide data is available on transnational marriages, but Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau said that 1,183 transnational couples got married in the city in 2012, with more than 1,100 tying the knot every year since 2008.  Never mind the cultural differences, He Na of China Daily reveals the secret to successful transnational…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on May 29, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What is the Three Character Classic ?

The Three Character Classic, Trimetric Classic or San Zi Jing is one of the Chinese classic texts. It was probably written in the 13th century and attributed to Wang Yinglin (王應麟, 1223–1296) during the…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on May 21, 2013 at 7:36am — No Comments

Who are the translators David Hawkes and Henry Bencraft Joly ?

Often when reading about the 18th-century novel by Cao Xueqin usually known as the Dream of the Red Chamber ( Hong Lou Meng ), which is regarded as one of the greatest works of traditional Chinese fiction, I see comments such as " the translation is not as good as the David Hawkes translation " or " not as bad as the translation by Henry Bencraft Joly."  Using Google I immediately found the Wiki page and an Obituary for David Hawkes…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on May 5, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

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