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Last Friday we celebrated our 500th issue. When we were looking back it struck us that while we have talked about many of the key elements of China’s long history, we have fallen a bit short in mentioning another integral part of Chinese culture: its poetry.

Partly to remedy this here is a video recital of one of China’s best-known modern poems (with a subtitled English translation). Farewell Again, Cambridge is an iconic poem taught to Chinese schoolchildren and regarded as poet Xu Zhimo’s masterpiece. He composed it after time spent at the British university in the 1920s.

Click here to see it read by one of the most recognised Western personalities in China. Mark Rowswell, aka Dashan, is a Canadian who has studied and worked in China extensively since 1988, and is celebrated there for his perfect Mandarin Chinese and his television and stage performances. His mellifluous pronunciation does justice to this famous poem.



 
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