The Starbridge Over China And Other Essays – Part 3

The final essay from "The Starbridge Over China" collection...

By Elaine Jiang,蒋绎藟

The Three Gorges

Content 6+ The last lesson on Monday afternoon is Chinese. In this Monday’s Chinese class, our teacher taught us a poem written by Li Daoyuan – a great poet in ancient China. He wrote about a famous view in southwest China – the Three Gorges. Listening to the teacher’s slow and soft voice, I fell … Read the rest

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The Starbridge Over China And Other Essays – Part 2

Continuing the essays collection with 4 more pieces...

By Elaine Jiang,蒋绎藟

Clouds

Content 6+ It has been said that everything in nature is a piece of art that somehow or other is connected to the deep artwork inside of us, our own personal craftsmanship. If that is true, then nature is a mirror of us and we are a mirror of nature. This idea of nature as art has … Read the rest

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The Starbridge Over China And Other Essays

Today we welcome a new author of our blog, @elainej (Elaine Jiang,蒋绎藟) - meet Elaine!

starting with her short essays...and who knows what comes next!

By Elaine Jiang,蒋绎藟

 Star Bridge

Content 6+ I sit in front of my bedroom window and watch the sky as if I half-expected it to watch me back. Darkness has colored the city and there’s no star above at all, not one. But in my … Read the rest

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My Heaven Only

By Eric Le Roy

Content 18+ I remember back when I had an assistantship for teaching English Comp and World Literature back in 1980 at the University of Florida, we had been studying Sartre’s play No Exit, and I came up with a brilliant idea. (Well, I am sure it had been thought of thousands of times before, but for me it was new and therefore ‘brilliant’ – haha).… Read the rest

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The Last Of The Mohicans

By Eric Le Roy

Content 18 + Let’s face it: 2022 has been a year most people want to say goodbye to. For me, if I stayed away from all the poison on the media and social network platforms, life would be Utopia. I have made all the right (lucky) decisions in recent years, and by comparison to many if not most, my situation is enviable.

A quick run-through. … Read the rest

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Hachiko

By Eric Le Roy

Content 18+ Last night, with no intention at all of doing so, I allowed myself to watch a film about Hachiko, the famous dog who waited by the train station for 9 years in hopes that his master would come in the evening. The long awaited man, who had died of an aneurysm, never did make it back, but the undeterred animal was indomitable. Finally, the … Read the rest

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Remember Only Your Name

By Eric Le Roy

“Considering that, all hatred driven hence,

The soul recovers radical innocence….

(“A Prayer For My Daughter” – W.B. Yeats)

Content 16+ I remember one early winter evening in Moscow when I had gone looking for a bookshop in New Arbatskaya. It must have been earlier than I recall because the skies had not slackened away into their usual numb abstraction, prelude to the Russian nocturne. Or … Read the rest

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