POEMS OF MAO TSE-TUNG - Zedong Mao Translated by Yuanzhong Xu Bilingual Version

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Description Full collections of Chairman Mao's Poems , both English and Chinese Version.Translator: Xu Yuanchong( 1921-) Xu Yuanchong was born in Nanchang,...
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Full collections of Chairman Mao's Poems , both English and Chinese Version.


Xu Yuanchong( 1921-)

Xu Yuanchong was born in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province. His mother, who was well educated and good at painting, had great impact on Xu in his pursuit of beauty and literature. His uncle Xiong Shiyi[3] was a translator, who translated the play Wang Baochuan and Xue Pinggui into English, which was a hit in the UK. Xiong's achievement gave Xu a strong interest in learning English. When studying at the Provincial Nanchang No. 2 High School, he excelled in English. In 1938 he was admitted to the Department of Foreign Languages, National Southwest Associated University. In 1939, as a freshman, he translated his first work, Lin Huiyin's poem "Do not throw away" into English, which was published in the "Literary Translation News".

His 30 Poetries were selected as teaching materials by foreign universities. After reading his English translation "Selected Poems of Li Bai" (1987), Qian Zhongshu said: If you live in the same age with Li Bai, you'll become good friends. The British Press,[9] "Romance of The Western Bower", which is thought as great as "Romeo and Juliet" in terms of artistic and attractiveness. British publishing company Penguin has published Xu Yuanchong's "300 China's immortal poems" (1994), which is launched in Britain, USA, Canada, Australia and other countries. That's the first time that the publishing company publishes a Chinese translation. Apart from translating the classical Chinese poetry into foreign languages, Xu Yuanchong also translated many of the British and French classics into Chinese. In his seventies, he was still involved in translating Proust's masterpiece, "Remembrance of Things Past" (1990) and translated Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" (1992), Stendhal's "Red" (1993). At the age of 78 years, Xu also published a voluminous long masterpiece, the translation of Romain Rolland's "John Kristof" (1999). Xu was awarded the "Lifetime achievements in translation" from the Translators Association of China (TAC) in 2010.[10] On August 2, 2014, at the 20th WorldConference of the Federation of International Translators (FIT),), FIT conferred The"Aurora Borealis" Prize on Xu Yuanchong, who is the first Chinese winner of the award.

Publisher: China Foreign Translation Publisher, First edition(2015,1st of Aug)
Pages: 202
Language: Chinese, English
Open: 32
ISBN: 9787500140559
Barcode: 9787500140559
Size: 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm

Reader Reviews:



I marvel at the supple ease with which the author dances in the clogs
and fetters of rhyme and meter.


英国《唐诗三首》英译者Innes Herdan:
Xu’s introduction, on the theory of translation, is admirable and he
has certainly been ambitious in rendering the poems with end rhymes.

美国衣阿华大学Prof. Paul Engel 和夫人聂华苓教授:


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