七月主题 发现/探索

Dundas图书馆的中文阅读小组在七月份的会议上,讨论了阅读主题“发现”或 “探索”。

有的从阅读中发现了”爱”.比如”用爱行走”,德兰修女用她的爱心帮助了很多很多的人。她有很美好的心灵。

有人从阅读发现了尊严。通过阅读柏杨的”丑陋的中国人”,知道了很多的不公平,黑暗。发现了历史原因造成的无尊严。该组员认为中国人要改掉陋习,要活得有尊严。

还有从阅读中发现了中国政治与个人命运的紧密联系。该组员阅读了章含之和乔冠华的故事,深深地感到个人命运的多桀。就是乔冠华这样的外交部长,也不能逃脱政治的悲剧。

有通过阅读发现历史的。有组员阅读了一些历史资料,发现历史的阅读取决于从哪个角度来理解,有时会有完全不同的结论。比如对毛泽东和蒋介石的人与事的了解。

有从阅读试图建立个人身份的确认。比如阅读”来美国的下场”,发现了相似的困惑。移民海外后,被中国人視为外国人,但又被澳洲人視为中国人。身份尴尬,有时感到里外不是人。

有的通过阅读,发现宗教信仰和市场经济之间的联系。为了钱,有的人什么都做,昧良心也干。该组员认为宗教信仰让人有约束,这样的市场经济才是有道德的。

总之,阅读让人有不同的发现,也让人有新的思考和探索。

In July, the Dundas Branch Library Chinese reading group discussed the National Year of Reading theme – Discover.

One member discovered ‘Love’ from reading ‘Walk by Love’, a story about Mother Teresa. How she helped a lot of people, especially those living in poverty and in pain. Through her love for all people, the reader discovered what a great heart and soul she was.

Another member discovered ‘Dignity’ by reading ‘The Ugly Chinese’ written by Bo Yang. She discovered injustice and the dark side of Chinese history. Her afterthought was that people should change their ugly behaviours to stay more dignified.

Another member discovered the close relationship between Chinese politics and personal fate by reading the stories of Zhang Hanzhi and Qiao Guanhua. Qiao was a highly ranked Foreign Minister, yet he could not escape the political tragedy in his personal life. The uncertainty and cruelty of Chinese politics should be changed.

Another member discovered history by reading some historical material. She thought reading made her more aware of historical views. Even for famous people like Mao Zedong and Jiang Jiashi, their lives and stories are more complicated than they seem.

Another member discovered that she wasn’t the only one who suffered from a personal identity crisis by reading ‘The results of coming toAmerica’. As a migrant, she felt she was no longer recognised as a Chinese by Chinese people inChina, yet here inAustraliashe is identified as a Chinese rather than Australian.Readingmade her more aware about identity.

The final member discovered the connection between religious faith and the market economy. Some people are willing to do whatever it takes to make money. Whether it be inflicting pain on others. The reader thought people with faith act more ethically in economic activities. That’s because they are more controlled and have better moral.

Overall, the opinion was that reading leads to discoveries which can help provoke thought. This in itself can result in more discoveries.

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