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李白 早發白帝城 translation: Setting Off Early from Baidi City, by Li Bai (下江陵)

A rough translation and annotation of the poem 早發白帝城 (Zǎo Fā Báidì Chéng) – 'Setting Off Early from Baidi City' – by the Tang dynasty poet 李白 (Li Bai).The post 李白 早發白帝城 translation: Setting Off Early from Baidi City, by Li Bai (下江陵) appeared first on East Asia Student.

Posted on 12 July 2014 | 3:24 am

李白 勞勞亭 translation: Pavilion of Misery, by Li Bai

A rough translation and annotation of the poem 勞勞亭 (Láoláo Tíng) – 'Pavilion of Misery' – by the Tang dynasty poet 李白 (Li Bai).The post 李白 勞勞亭 translation: Pavilion of Misery, by Li Bai appeared first on East Asia Student.

Posted on 13 May 2014 | 12:45 am

China to abolish Chinese characters, replace with pinyin

Just heard the news that the PRC government is going to abolish all use of Chinese characters, and replace them with pinyin. Bad times.The post China to abolish Chinese characters, replace with pinyin appeared first on East Asia Student.

Posted on 1 April 2014 | 12:23 am

《时间都去哪儿了》 lyrics translation: Where Has the Time Gone?

《时间都去哪儿了》 has been popular recently, especially since it was performed by 王铮亮 (Wáng Zhēngliàng) on 春晚. I thought I'd have a go at annotating it in English.The post 《时间都去哪儿了》 lyrics translation: Where Has the Time Gone? appeared first on East Asia Student.

Posted on 15 March 2014 | 2:30 am

A “Chinese” puzzle sent to me by a reader: 冊月水三 了口臼尺 山月了 七口…

A reader emailed me asking me to "translate" some "Chinese". Turns out it's actually just a substitution cipher swapping Chinese characters for Latin letters.The post A “Chinese” puzzle sent to me by a reader: 冊月水三 了口臼尺 山月了 七口… appeared first on East Asia Student.

Posted on 11 January 2014 | 4:56 am

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