Monthly Archives: July 2006

The American Reader: 中文版

This is awesome: There’s a wonderful anthology of essays, poems, speeches, and songs edited by Diane Ravitch called The American Reader. It’s the kind of thing that should really be required reading in schools in the States — a history of the country in its own words, so to speak. It has some stuff that’s […]

Nan Luogu Xiang (I, II)

I’ve never been able to find a satisfactory translation for “neighborhood” in Chinese. There are some words, like 社区 or 邻里, that get one of the aspects – the “location” aspect, generally – but there’s nothing with the dual etymological heritage of “friendly/neighborly conduct” (the original meaning of the word) and “place where people live […]