Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Poetic Obituaries: It was at university, however,

that he [Yang Xianyi] met his future wife, Gladys, the daughter of a missionary who coincidentally had taught at his middle school in Tianjin. She was the first undergraduate to study Chinese at Oxford.

He also completed his first major translation of a long Chinese poem, Li Sao, putting it into mock-heroic couplets.

from Telegraph: Yang Xianyi


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