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Share Patterns of Fishing
zhangshaoxiong 2015-3-21 23:03
Patterns of Fishing Shao-xiong Zhang In the Chinese context, there are many different expressions about fishing instead of one broad term “fishing” as there are many different tools and methods of fishing. Chinese people can employ many verb-object collocations to define the methods and the tools of fishing. In such collocations, the mos ...
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Share Why I Collect Books
zhangshaoxiong 2014-4-23 20:15
Why I Collect Books Zhang Shaoxiong I am a book collector, with about 50 thousand books in my collection or family library. These days, I was very often asked the question “Why do you collect books?” Today, the World Book Day, I was asked the question by three different journalists, and I gave three answers. When they left, I recollected my ans ...
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Share Osmanthus Spirits under Osmanthus Trees
zhangshaoxiong 2013-10-30 22:18
Osmanthus Spirits under Osmanthus Trees Zhang Shaoxiong In the late afternoon of a late September day, six of my friends gathered, Kun and Jim from nearby communities, and John, Sean, Sam, and Joe from cities around Changsha, for a chatting dinner. Kun and Jim like village inns with full views of green mountains, and John, Sean, Sam and Joe like the ideas of Kun and Jim. A ...
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Share The School-bag on The Stone-ladder
zhangshaoxiong 2013-10-23 08:14
The School-bag on The Stone-ladder
The School-bag on The Stone-ladder Zhang Shaoxiong All begins from This school-bag Wider than the shoulder Longer than the back Beyond this school-bag Extends that unmovable stone-ladder And upon that unmovable stone-ladder Up travels this moving school-bag (Photo takenin Changsha, Hunan)
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Share Poetical Readings of Natural Wonders
zhangshaoxiong 2013-10-3 01:00
Poetical Readings of Natural Wonders Zhang Shaoxiong Conversations about full moons, around the Mid-Autumn Festival this year, awakened my interest in readings of natural wonders in the Chinese context. I made a study of the present readings available of such natural wonders as full moons, radiant clouds and surging tides, and found that poetical readings are losing and non-poetical readings are gaining. ...
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Share Gifts and Blessings from Mount Yuelu
zhangshaoxiong 2013-9-17 22:03
Gifts and Blessings from Mount Yuelu Zhang Shaoxiong On a September Sunday morning, hotter than warm and cooler than hot, my wife and I, walked on the paths, narrow and silent, zigzagging into the woods of Mount Yuelu. Smooth roads and wide stairways are often crowded with people, climbers from the universities around, and tourists from different corners of China and of the world. We prefer the wild theatres in the depth of the w ...
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