A Scholar's Path

A Scholar's Path

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This original English translation from the Chinese text comprises 60 poems (85 verses) and three prose compositions. It opens a window to the heart and mind of a Chinese scholar who lived from the late Qing through the 1950s. It reflects the life of a pioneer writer of Malayan-Singapore Chinese Literature: his personal tragedies, struggles, disappointments and the joy in his family, friends and his poetry. English explanations for many interesting expressions and allusions used in Chinese classical poetry. This title enables an English language reader to enjoy the rich and colourful heritage of Chinese culture and language. A companion edition of the book in Chinese is available - the original classical text translated into modern Chinese and profusely annotated by Associate Professor Dr. Chan Chiu Ming of National Institute of Education, Singapore.(See Fathera#39;s poem in Chapter 58.) For more details of the background of Hong Lu Kuan, refer to Background in Chapter 56. Appreciation The occasion for the poem is a double celebration for Lu Kuana#39;s 70th birthday and his wifea#39;s birthday.

Title:A Scholar's Path
Author: Peter Min-Liang Chen
Publisher:World Scientific - 2010

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