Storied China 2012 (4 of 6)

It was a raw morning in winter when I heard [this story] in the old house in my hometown. I sat beside the fire with my aunt. The raw weather chilled my interest [in] outdoor activities. The north wind [was] whistling in the drizzling rain. The doors and windows [rattled]. Everybody was out. Only [my] … Continue reading Storied China 2012 (4 of 6)

Storied China 2011 (5 of 6)

“He is a reliable man, we have decided it!” Chunhua was thrown such cold words [as she fought] with her parents against her arranged marriage. It was in 1946, Chunhua was 16 years old. She [had already given] gentle heart to a handsome boy. They loved each other very much, and they were talking about … Continue reading Storied China 2011 (5 of 6)

Storied China 2011 (3 of 6)

My story didn’t derive from the eldest person in my family. Because my great-grandmother [is] very old, she [doesn’t] have a good memory and sometimes she [can’t] tell her story clearly. So I took the story I will tell from my grandfather (my mum’s father). My grandfather [is] also very old, but he [can] remember … Continue reading Storied China 2011 (3 of 6)