老外的中国缘

老外的中国缘

图书基本信息
出版时间:2010-1
出版社:新世界出版社
作者:绿杨
页数:232
书名:老外的中国缘
封面图片
老外的中国缘

前言
In recent years, the word yuan (meaning predestined relationship oraffinity) or the phrase yuanfen (fate or chance that brings people together),has increasingly been used among the Chinese; these words carry ideas thatare rooted in fatalism and destiny. The word yuan is explained by fatalisticphilosophy as the destinies that occur from person to person encounters. Forthose who do not believe in fatalism, the word yuan is not disagreeable; itsimply refers to the possibility of special connections between people, or be-tween people and things.While the outcome of any fated encounter can have either good or badconsequences, in general usage, people tend to leave out the negative impli-cations ofyuan and it is commonly associated with positive destiny. This isperhaps due to people's optimistic expectations of a harmonious society anda world that is enabled by the positive connections between people and be-tween people and things.In early human history, mankind was confined within a small radius. Thesimplicity of their lifestyles meant that people simply worked after sunrise andrested after sunset. The difficulty in feeding themselves and their families leftlittle energy and little curiosity to explore the world outside. During the eraof self-sustained family production, small communities seldom made contactwith their neighbors, even those within their vicinity. Simple commodity ex-changes such as bartering were infrequent. Therefore, connections betweenunfamiliar peoples had a very low probability and making contact with peoplefrom foreign lands was virtually impossible. In this landscape of human histo-ry, there was little room for yuanfen to grow. And even in these rare crossings,connections would be extremely fragile and difficult to maintain. Actually, themost realized sense ofyuan is not simply pre-destiny. It is a shared history andthe communication between people that are fostered by a certain kind of envi-ronment and the development of social production.
内容概要
Buddha said." When two strangers face each other while passing on a road, yuan is the indescribable sensation for one of them to "turn around and seek the other." This moment of bliss is built with the encounters of the past 500years. Isn't it a wonder that I can catch sight of you, out of the myriad of people, at a significant moment?    Then I asked Buddha: According to the saying, if the yuan built with the prayers and practices of 1 O0 years can bring two people to the same ferryboat, and if the yuan built with those of l, 000 years can make them a couple, how many times must one feel the sensation to "turn around and seek the other" in order to amount to a single significant encounter today?    Buddha smiled and didn't reply.
作者简介
Lu Yang, the pen name of YangZhen, a senior journalist of theJapanese-language version ofPeople's China magazine, hasworked in foreign publishing,communications and culturalexchanges for more than 20 years.He has written many articles onChinese history and culture, as wellas China's reform and opening-up,and has won worldwide acclaimfrom readers both at home andabroad. Some articles have beencollected into books and some havereceived awards. In recent years, hehas focused his interests on theconditions of foreigners living inChina, and so was invited to be theleading writer of the book Living inChina and Dreaming Big in China.
书籍目录
Remembering
Ma
HaideA
Sunny
BoyKyoka
in
the
Two
CapitalsThe
Big
Bull's
Amazing
Year
of
the
OxBeautiful
ChefA
"Chinese
Girl"
from
AmericaDoctor
MoA
Chinese
Tie
Lasting
for
Half
a
CenturyLong
Live
Chinese
CattleOpportunities
in
China
Brought
by
Kung
FuA
Woman
Waking
Up
Chinese
MorningsA
Practitioner
of
China-Japan
CommunicationThe
Special
Life
of
a
FinnFrench
Taoist
Nun,
Discovering
the
WayRealization
of
a
Foreigner's
Dream
in
ChildhoodThe
Story
of
"Foreign
Anchor"
in
ChinaHer
Ties
with
Chinese
Movies
and
Television

章节摘录
插图:In
1931,
he
transferred
to
Geneva
University
in
Switzerland
to
completehis
clinical
diagnosis
diploma
and
received
his
M.D.
in
1933.After
graduation,
he
went
to
Shanghai
along
with
two
schoolmates
todo
research
on
VD
and
certain
tropical
diseases
that
were
rampant
in
east-ern
countries
at
the
time.
Originally
the
trio
only
planned
to
stay
in
Chinafor
a
year,
but
George
was
immediately
shocked
by
the
misery
afflicting
theChinese
people
at
the
hands
of
the
old
corrupted
Chinese
government.
Dur-ing
his
investigation
of
tropical
diseases
and
malnutrition
amongst
laborers,George
found
that
some
child
laborers
of
no
more
than
14
years
old
had
bad-ly
burned
hands
due
to
their
tireless
work
in
production
factories.
He
treatedthe
poor
at
a
very
low
price,
but
he
found
that
one
doctor
could
only
treatless
than
100
patients
per
day,
while
the
corrupt
social
system
was
producingthousands
of
new
patients
and
beggars
every
day.
He
hated
this
darkness
andcorruption
in
society,
especially
after
witnessing
policemen
killing
youngrevolutionaries
at
Hongqiao
Airport.
He
believed
that
only
an
overall
reformof
the
social
structure
could
change
the
fate
of
the
oppressed
Chinese.
Histwo
schoolmates
returned
to
America
disappointed
in
China,
but
George
justhad
to
stay
in
China
longer.
He
was
determined
to
tide
his
anger
and
find
theroot
of
the
Chinese
social
afflictions.He
had
the
fortune
of
coming
into
contact
with
prominent
and
influen-tial
members
of
Chinese
society.
He
had
contacts
with
Sun
Yat-sen's
wifeSoong
Ching-ling,
and
such
progressive
foreigners
as
Agnes
Smedley,
RewiAlley,
M.
Granich
and
H.
Shippe,
under
whose
influence
he
began
to
studyMarxism
and
Chinese
revolutionary
history.
Through
them,
he
saw
Chinain
a
new
light,
that
is,
needing
the
force
of
revolution
to
overcome
its
socialills,
and
forces
that
had
been
shaped
under
the
leadership
of
the
CommunistParty
of
China
(CPC).
George
became
a
supporter
of
the
revolution,
activelyfighting
for
the
changes
he
believed
China
needed.
His
clinic
became
a
meet-ing
place
for
the
CPC's
underground
agents.
It
was
not
until
many
years
laterthat
it
became
known
that
it
was
he
who
aided
Chen
Yun,
a
leader
of
theCPC,
to
attend
a
meeting
in
the
Soviet
Union
despite
the
dangers
of
doingso.
In
order
to
introduce
the
Red
Army
and
expose
the
dark
and
corrupt
soci-ety
created
under
the
present
leadership
of
the
Kuomintang
(KMT),
Georgepublished
articles
in
American
newspapers
and
progressive
periodicals,
suchas
the
Workers
'Daily
and
The
Voice
of
China.


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  •     这是送给堂弟的生日礼物,他很喜欢了解些“老外”的事情 - 英文版有点挑战哟