West Meets East presents an ambitious and creative celebration of how two cultures intersect at the junction of words, concepts, and language. Featuring both poetic and prose pieces chosen to showcase both the similarities and differences between the two basic cultures of the West and the Orient, these translations provide exciting new insight into modern literature. Using side-by-side comparisons, this collection illustrates how people in these two cultures perceive the same images, psychological issues, emotions, concrete behaviour, and themes.
Presented in full text in both English and Chinese, these selections also offer an exciting and practical way to study and learn both languages. Instead of being forced to resort to a dictionary, readers need only look to the facing page to see the full equivalent of the text in the other language.
Filled with poignant, emotional imagery, these poems and essays explore the timeless themes of love, longing, and the search for meaning in life.