hedgehog对《China in Ten Words》的笔记(11)

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China in Ten Words
  • 书名: China in Ten Words
  • 作者: Hua Yu/Yu Hua
  • 页数: 240
  • 出版社: Pantheon Books
  • 出版年: 2011-11-8
  • 第4页
    It is when the suffering of others becomes part of my own experience that I truly know what it is to live and what it is to write. Nothing in the world, perhaps, is so likelyto forge a connection between people as pain, because the connection that comes from that source comes from deep in the heart. So when in this book I write of China's pain, I am registering my pain too, because Chna's pain is mine.
    2015-03-13 14:34:08 回应
  • 第25页
    China today is a completely different story. So intense is the competition and so unbearable the pressure that for many Chinese, survival is like war itself. In this social environment the strong prey on the weak, people enrich themselves through brute force and deception, and the meek andhumble suffer while the bold and unscrupulous flourish. Changes in moral outlook and the reallocation of wealth have created a two-tiered society, and this in turn generates social tensions. So in China today there have emerged real classes and real class conflict.
    2015-03-17 11:36:09 回应
  • 第58页
    I did once sum up my experience in the following way: "Every time I read one of the greatest books, I feel myself transported to another place, and like a timid chld I hug them close and mimic their steps, slowly tracing the long river of time in a journey where warmth and emotion fuse. They carry me off with them, then let me make my own way back, and it's only on my return that I realize they will always be part of me."
    2015-03-18 14:49:24 回应
  • 第61页
    If literature truly possesses a mysterious power, I think perhaps it is precisely this: that one can read a book by a writer of a different time, a different country, a different race, a different language, and a different culture and there encounter a sensation that is one's very own. Heine put into words the feeling I had as a child when I lay napping in the morgue. And that, I tell myself, is literature.
    2015-03-18 14:52:17 回应
  • 第78页
    We were fishers of memory, sitting on the banks of time and waiting for the past to swallow the bait.
    2015-03-19 15:19:15 回应
  • 第87页
    All of us have countless desires and emotions that we cannot express, inhibitated as we are by mundane realities and rational instincts. But in the world of writing these suppressed desires and emotions can fnd an unrestricted outlet. Writing tends to promote physical and psychological health. I feel, for it cn make one's life complete. To put in another way, writing enables me to claim ownershipof two lives, one imaginary and one real, and the relationship between them is like between sickness and health: when one is strong, the otheris bound to fall into decline. So, as my real life becomes more rountine, my imaginary life is all the more brimming with incident.
    2015-03-19 15:22:58 回应
  • 第136页
    What is revolution? The answers I have heard take many forms. Revolution fills life with unknowables, and one's fate can take an entirely different course overnight; some people soar high in the blink of an eye, and others just as quickly stumble into the deepest pit. In revolution the social ties that bind one person to another are formed and broken unpredicatably, and today's bother-in-arms may become tomorrow's class enemy.
    2015-03-27 12:18:15 回应
  • 第136页
    Revolution fills life with unknowables, and one's fate can take an entirely different course overnight; some people soar high in the blink of an eye, and others just as quickly stumble into the deepest pit. In revolution the social ties that bind one person to another are formed and broken unpredictably, and today's brother-in-arms may become tomorrow's class enemy.
    2015-03-31 14:28:07 回应
  • 第161页
    We live amid huge disparities between recent history and contemporary reality, and from one dream to the next.
    2015-03-31 14:29:15 回应
  • 第180页
    As I look back over China's sixty years under communism, I sense that Mao's Cultural Revolution and Deng's open-door reforms have given China's grassroots two huge opportunities: the first to press for a redistribution of political power and the second to press for a redistribution of economic power.
    2015-04-01 12:19:45 回应
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