General News · 4th May 2010
The final meeting of the CISS for this season will be held in the Pioneer Room, Manson's Hall, Tuesday, May 11, starting at 1:30 p.m. The speaker at that meeting will be Fu Shiang Chia, a renowned marine biologist, now retired to Salt Spring Island, from the University of Alberta. Among his many activities (retired, you say?), Fu Shiang has undertaken a profound study of earliest, lyrical Chinese poetry. His trilingual publications include the ancient, original Chinese, a modern Chinese translation, and an English translation. This has provided him with insight to the civilization in which the poems were written, perhaps 3000 years ago, and that will be a major part of his talk. You will remember that David Rousseau started the season with his description of modern China, from his extensive experience there. Now we shall look at earlier times. We need to know as much as possible about emerging China; here's some help. Fu Shiang also publishes his own poetry in Chinese. Ralph Nursall will be chatting with Fu Shiang on Cortes Radio, 89.5 FM, Monday, May 10, at 3:00 p.m. Guests are welcome at the CISS meeting.