Pauline T says ” When studying Chinese it might be helpful for people to remember this little phrase for forming sentences :- ‘Somebody Somewhere Doing Something ‘ ( Or think the phrase ‘ Some Thing Somewhere Doing Something )
For example, in English we would say “Mr Dong lives in China” but in Chinese it is “ Mr Dong in China lives “. ( Remembering that the title ‘ Mr’ comes after the surname in the Chinese language) .
An example for a longer sentence in English is : Mr Dong lives in China and he teaches us how to paint birds on Zoom.
In Chinese it becomes : Mr Dong in China lives and he on Zoom teaches us how to paint birds.
Happy Studying !”
And from Irene B “If you are interested in the ancient Chinese Classics, have a play on this website. Example:
- Click “Lun-Yu” The Analects of Confucius on the list of books at the “far left panel”
- An Introduction of Lun-Yu:
- Near the top of the screen, a list of “I” to “XX”, 20 books:
- Click “I” to display book I
- There are 16 chapters in book I
- Highlight each Chinese character to display the sound and meaning for each character. Click each character to display further meaning and phrases.
- Have a look at Yi-Jing. I feel one needs quite deep knowledge and understanding of the Chinese language, culture and history to grasp the meaning of Yi-Jing.
V&A in-depth ceramics course in June.
Gresham lectures by Professor Craig Clunas :
The Met (New York) has an exhibition on a subject dear to our hearts – learning to paint in Premodern China. You can see all the exhibits via the link.
Some Bada Shanren that you may not have seen before.