‘Week in China’, the HSBC-backed free weekly newsletter about investments, business and life in general on the mainland of China, celebrated its 500th issue late last month. Steve Irvine, founding editor, said: “When we were looking back it struck us that while we have talked about many of the key elements of China’s long history, we have fallen a bit short in mentioning another integral part of Chinese culture: its poetry.
“Partly to remedy this, here is a video recital of one of China’s best-known modern poems (with a subtitled English translation). ‘Farewell Again, Cambridge’ is an iconic poem taught to Chinese schoolchildren and regarded as poet Xu Zhimo’s masterpiece. He composed it after time spent at the British university in the 1920s,” Irvine said. Heather Skye Irvine and Mei Zhang provided the translation and subtitles. It is 1.6 minutes of very moving words and imagery.
Click here https://www.weekinchina.com/farewell-again-cambridge/?dm to see it read by one of the most recognised Western personalities in China, Mark Rowswell, (a.k.a. Dashan), a Canadian who has studied and worked in China extensively since 1988, and is celebrated there for his perfect Mandarin Chinese and his television and stage performances. His mellifluous pronunciation does justice to this famous poem, Steve Irvine says.
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