Lighter on the books this week, but there is a generous helping of music, articles, and aching for the arts.
Counting Literary Calories – Jan 16, 2022
A list of all the culture I've consumed so this month. Most of these things, even the ones I’ve listed, I’m sure I will forget about in weeks. Perhaps this is me desperately wanting the time I spent on them to mean more.
Translation: Falling Spring by Li Shangyin
Our translation of Luo Hua (落花) by the Tang Dynasty Chinese poet Li Shangyin (李商隐).
Our list of Chinese idioms – in English
This compilation of idioms, which makes no attempt to be exhaustive, is a project that we started because we could not find many English explanations of them online.
Idiom: A frog in the well
What is the story behind the Chinese phrase "a frog in the well"? Find out more in our translation of the ancient fable.
Translation: A View Of The Ocean As The Warm Spring Blossoms by Hai Zi
Our translation of Mian Chao Da Hai, Chun Nuan Hua Kai (面朝大海，春暖花开) by the Chinese modern poet Hai Zi (海子).