A poem by Qu Dajun

Today I try to translate a poem written by Qu Dajun, a poet born in Guangdong province,Qing dynasty. He is a famous poet in the southern China. He and another two native poet was entitled: the three poem master of Lingnan.

Visiting the Green Bull Terrace on the Pengjin Mountain
         By Qu Dajun
By who the verdure of the lotus is carved,
On this peak stands a tower that is about to soar.
Mountains encaged the resting wild geese,
and the winding ranges took the shape of a gray dragon.
Sun shining on the sonw enmantled yellow river,
and bells ringing from the heaven palace.
Princes and lords forget to go home totally,
Green pines grows here eternally.

The original Chinese poem is here!


Online resources for Chinese learner

I have cellected some online resource for you to learn Chinese. Make use of them and give your Chinese a chance to grow!

1.Public Chinese

On this site they offer:
Online Course
Where students can enjoy free learning style without the restriction of time and location. In this section, students are able to take placement tests, set up a study plan, choose a different course level, evaluate the learning process and interactively communicate with tutors online.

A form of online radio broadcasting, with which students can listen to the radio programs to meet their own expectation. The program mainly contains Chinese music and other entertaining elements for Mandarin learning, showing to students in Audio (MP3), Video (WMV) and Flash formats. Among the services, ’Talk Show Chinese’ and ‘Music Enjoy’ are the most popular ones.

Language Buddy
‘Buddy’ provides students with a large platform for making friends. Here, they can find the ideal friends, and even learn the specific languages that intrigues them most.

Tailored course books: Basic Chinese, Business Chinese and Traveling Chinese, are excellent Chinese Training materials, and ideal self-teaching tools for online students.Both wholesale and retail are available.

2. Hanyu (Chinese)

where offers webcast, online cuorse , WebRadio ,textbook and downlaodings.


A English language forum for the foreigners who wanna learn or are learning Chinese.


A online Chinese-English Dictionary.


Spring Festival vs. Christmas, Commons and Differences

The western customs are so different with that of our Chinese! In this article, I will try to talk about the commons as well as differences of how the two people celebrate their most important festival.

When that day is coming, the people from both side of the world are about to go home to be with their family members. A family reunion or get-together is so indispensable, especially in China, for the people who were apart from the family a whole year or many years because of working afar. They both treat that day most important day in a year that meant to be a day for entertaining themselves, presents are bought for families, friends and relatives, a big even a sumptuous meal is served for it. Neither the Chinese people nor the westerners have to work that day, for that is a day of holiday.

There also some difference between the way how Chinese celebrate the Spring Festival and the westerners do with the Christmas. In China, the adults often give the children a Hong Bao (red pack) with “lucky money” inside during Spring Festival, which promised luck for the coming year. We post a couplet and Men Shen (portraits of Guarding God) on the door to omen a good future and protect ourselves from evil, visit friends and relatives to have a homely talk and share our happiness and stories with each other. In west, a postcard often is sent to friends, a gift instead of lucky money is given to children. They have turkey and roast while we have Jiaozi.

From what I mentioned above, there are many common as well as difference about the way people celebrating the holiday.

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