Wednesday, February 18, 2009

About China

It was summer 2000 when I visited China first time in my life. I have long been looking forward to visiting this huge country, but I did not have chance until then. It was funny that I have not visited China until then, because I have almost grown up with Chinese History Books.

- In Beijing with the statue of Ren-Sha -
I was age 5, even before elementary school when my grand mother gave me this cartoon book called "Sai-Yu-Ki". That was the cartoon book about the Chinese Priest's adventurous trip to Afghanistan and India to obtain Buddhism Book to China. In this book, of course more than half fiction, other than this priest existed in Chinese History and he travelled to India to get Buddhism book to localize Buddhism to China. In the story, this priest accompanies three monster guards, Monkey God, Pig God, and Sand Monster God. This was the story of Monkey God having miraculous power and fight against evil monsters to protect his master priest to safely bring Indian Buddhism Books to China.

In addition to this "Monkey God" story, I read a lot of Chinese Historical Books in junior and senior high days, such as "3 Countries", "Sui-Fu -Story of Private Organization fight against old and corrupted government-", etc... So, in addition to the fact that China is my wife's home country, I did not feel China to be foreign country for long time.

- Shaw in Qin Dynasty Emperor's Dress -
In that trip to China, my wife took me to Beijing, Great Walls, Anshan, Sheng Yung. I visited China several times since then. I needed to come in and out of US for stay permit reasons. But, I have not visited there for more than 3 years now. My wife and I are planning to go to China coming summer. I am looking forward to it. I am looking forward to see my wife's family and friends.

In there, I can share the feeling of old Japanese people so eager to get out of Japan to go live in China. China has dynamism which Japan does not have. The country is definitely one of my favorite.



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2 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. how interesting that you'd learnt a little about China before you met your wife. Your trip back this summer should be really interesting .. I'm so pleased you can go.

All the best Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

Shaw said...

Hilary,

Thank you for your stopping by and leaving your comment. Fate may be? It seems to me that there is nothing happens by accident. There are reasons to it. It may become clear by time goes by. Thank you for your comment again.

Shaw