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china fta coverage

china fta coverage

So I didn't get time to finish all I wanted to do on this post this morning, and promised I'd get back to it this afternoon. Well, the day's classes are over, the housework is done, and so here goes.... I found three articles on Xinhuanet this morning,...

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nothing to say

lzh tells me this guy's a famous university professor who writes somewhat similarly to Lu Xun, that his university doesn't like him because he's too honest (like Lu Xun). Well, unlike the maths teacher who's reference for lzh's boss' son I had to translate...

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another anniversary

The 70th anniversary of the Rape of Nanking falls this week. Nanjing (formerly spelt Nanking) fell to the Japanese on December 13, 1937, 70 years ago today, and when they entered the city the Japanese soldiers started an orgy of rape and murder that lasted...

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It's all Mao Dun's fault

And it started with the phrase "党老爷们" in The Shop of the Lin Family/林家小铺子. I was reading the bilingual edition (from the 经典的回声-Echo of Classics collection, 外文出版社/Foreign Languages Press) last night, with the translation by Sidney Shapiro. Anyways, Sidney...

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买了几本书

Yesterday afternoon lzh and I wandered over to Beiyu (English). I wanted to look at some HSK books. See, the way I see it, sooner or later, and preferably sooner, I'm going to have to sit the HSK (English). And I don't want to fuck around sitting it several...

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活着 again

So I stuck with To Live for my Chinese study last night. Really, I've had enough of that textbook. I have other textbooks at a similar level up at the in-laws' place. We should be going there this weekend, so I'll have a look and see if there's any worth...

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活着

First up: Congrats to Overblog on the super-cool new-look front page. It's awesome. Secondly, and the point: I hate language textbooks. I think I'm more than qualified to say that, having spent over half my life either studying or teaching foreign languages...

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委婉语

A text from the 课外阅读 at the end of Unit 8 in my textbook is entitled "委婉语". I must admit that when I first saw the title I thought it must be about the language of some ethnic minority out in the northwest, but no, it's about tactful language. For those...

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a first

(x-posted at bezdomny.blogspot.com and wangbo.blogtown.co.nz. If anybody can tell me how to make links work on over-blog, please tell me. The two links below were cut and pasted, don't take them as a sign I can make over-blog do links, I've tried a million...

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