It is the Year of the ‘White’ Rabbit and the traditional year in China is ‘4721’ since the reign of the Yellow Emperor! This surprises many people, as all they have known throughout their lives is the Judeo-Christian calendar. As this calendar became ‘secularised’ due to the rise of the rich merchants (Bourgeoisie), the industralisation of society and the development of capitalism – many ‘Socialist’ countries have adopted its use as an expedient device designed to aid international relations – and China is no exception. Of course, we are effectively discussing comparative mythology, but my point is that China currently represents the ‘oldest’, ‘continuous’ and ‘unbroken’ culture in the world – and not the ‘West’. Today, the temperature is 3 – Celsius in Sutton, South London, and I do not think any sane rabbit would be hopping about amongst the crisp frost! Whilst the family still slumbers – I thought I would share a video and some photographs whilst hoping the Revolution will come sooner rather than later – and that all the unjust suffering humanity is experiencing due to the capitalist system will be brought to an end! We can live in hope!
Josh came to train, But only in a dream. Matilda came too, But only to view. Punching and blocking, Matilda jumped and barked! What else
We were visiting my parents in Torquay during the School Half-Term Holidays around the end of October, 2009. Present was myself, Gee, Liz and Sue-Ling.
This is the Story of His Chinese Grandmother Original Author Yu Jun (俞俊) (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Translator’s Note: This is an English translation