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Friday, November 14, 2014

The Middle kingdom speaks the truth thru easy Chineasy, have a go

When in doubt, to orientate ....go EAST.

To the Middle Kingdom.

Where is the center?

   an 18th century copy of a 1418 map 

Eat, Drink, Man, Woman -Taiwan, 1994,
 Dir. Ang Lee, 109 Min.

The father in the film provides this definition of a family
"All under one roof, leading separate lives,
still we worry for each other.
This worry, that's what makes us a family …”
The ‘family’ word in Chinese jia gets the radical for pig on the left and everything under one roof. This character is shared by the Korean and Japanese neighbours.


The Vision

It is evident that people are hungry to learn about China. People are keen to be able to communicate with the 1.3 billion people. Yet there is not much out there to enable them to do so.
Whilst the entire Chinese population is learning English, it is time for us to really comprehend this complex economy and society with our own eyes and judgment. Knowing their language is the first baby step but a crucial one.

The real agenda behind this project is to bridge the gap between the East and the West. 

I want to give the West a real understand and knowledge so that people can understand China and appreciate Chinese culture via their own eyes rather than layers of packaging, manipulation or loss in translation.

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