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

Where Torches Burn

Content advisory 18+ The other day a friend of mine was trying to explain something during a lesson we were having on Skype. He is a 49-year-old Russian businessman who used to live in America. He is very pro-American, or, shall I say, pro-West, in terms of what he considers its more highly evolved way of life. BUT he is Russian at heart, which I can only explain (to myself … Read the rest