January 18th, 2008

dragons got claws!

Think, when we talk of war horses...

...that you see them printing their proud texts in traditional, not simplified, hanzi.

Woxin is whipping my ass with its Chinese. A break for something simpler: videlicet, Li Bai. His justly famous chestnut classic, 'At Yellow Crane Tower, Saying Farewell to Meng Haoran on his way to Yangzhou.' (I wish I hadn't found out that this is a warhorse. Met without preconceptions, it's breath-taking. Then you discover it's the 'Wherefore art thou Romeo' of Chinese poetry. Dommage.)
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