Poetry: How ancient poetry still widens our horizons – July Newsletter
At LingoStar, we dedicate each month to an interesting language or translation topic. The month of July was dedicated to Chinese poetry.
Poetry is one of the most ancient and significant genres of literature anywhere in the world. China can pride itself with a very rich and unique heritage of poems written in Classical Chinese. Thanks to translations from Classical Chinese into English, we can enjoy Chinese poetry even today. As you will find out in our blog post, the Classic Chinese is far different from any modern form of the Chinese language we know today. Although translating Chinese ancient poetry is an extremely challenging task, there have been many attempts and contributions thanks to which we now have access to the world of old Chinese poetry. These poems have been taken seriously in China, where even nowadays, people still read and honour these poets.
Furthermore, in our newsletters we share cultural and linguistic facts. July was an important month because July 1st was Canada Day! We have also dedicated this month to four countries: Armenia, Poland, Russia, and China.