Ode to the Moon By Liaokang

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    Ode to the Moon By Liaokang

    I have recently studied works by Dr. Liaokang from the States. The following is one of my favorites by him. Dr. Liao wrote this in Chinese first and then translated it into English:

    Ode to the Moon

    The Mid-Autumn Moon in heaven a silver plate,
    It is like communism we used to advocate.
    Its light seems to beam on the entire universe.
    Its surface’s all covered by numerous craters.
    It’s scorched by the relentless sun during the day.
    It’s frozen like hell when it goes the other way.
    It is never protected by an atmosphere,
    But repeatedly raped by many a meteor.

    Introduction of Dr. Liao's new book: Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Bridge Across the Pacific (Contributions to the Study of World Literature)


    Pearl S. Buck's portrayal of Chinese peasants was the first literary representation, in China as well as in America, of the majority of the Chinese population. Her work changed the image of the Chinese people in the American mind―ultimately facilitating the 1943 repeal of the 61-year-old Chinese Exclusion Act and arousing Americans' support of the Chinese resistance against the Japanese aggression in World War II. From a multicultural point of view, Chinese scholar Kang Liao analyzes Buck's phenomenal success and the ensuing neglect of her works by American critics. Liao's insights into Buck's function as one of the few writers from an age of Eurocentrism who shed light on a new age of multiculturalism will be of interest to both students and scholars interested in race, class, and gender issues.
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    I am not familiar with this but it was s beautiful poem to read and enjoy the imagery and lines were beautifully rendered

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    nice poem feels abit like the poems of the Tang


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