As the Chinese nation increasingly rises on the world stage as an economic power with the ongoing fears related to Eurozone crisis and national sovereign debt in the West, where is the road that connects over a billion Chinese people to the West – a distant land that their national politics contemplates of bailing out with the taxpayers’ money?
Two different languages, two different scripts, two different nations, two different continents. Yet, a new bridge being built between the people of the United States and China is poetry. Thoughts that might be written in Chinese are still thoughts, which build a bridge to link us to our shared humanity.
A BBC report shows how a collection of Chinese poetry has been translated into English for the US audience to increase understanding about Chinese culture and thought. Click to access the BBC article. (opens in a new window).
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