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「三体」(刘慈欣)

["The Three-Body Problem" (Liu Cixin)]

The English version of this book won the Hugo award in 2015, and seems to be a fixture in "Best recent SF" llsts these days (even President Obama praised it).

I thought it would be cool to read the original Chinese version!

I was worried that maybe it would be too hard, and indeed it's slow going for me, but after a few pages, so far so good.... <fingers crossed>

I bought it at a Chinese bookstore in Tokyo, 東方書店 (Toho Books), which is a neat place to go if you're interested in Chinese language: http://www.toho-shoten.co.jp/

https://www.amazon.cn/dp/B0012ZZ1W4
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「横浜駅 SF (Yokohama Station Fable)」(柞刈湯葉)

As a huge fan of the real Yokohama Station, I had to buy this...

Today, Yokohama station is far more than a station, as it contains a seemingly endless series of labyrinthine interconnected spaces (which can be reached on foot without ever going outside), from about five stories underground to many stories above it, and extending far, far, from the station itself.

This book seems to be (I'm only on page eight :) a logical extension of that, about a future Yokohama station which has spread to cover the entirety of Japan (including the peak of Mt Fuji)! oO;

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4040721578
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「每天晚上,坐在台灯前,小声地念日语课文,是我一天中最幸福时间!」

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「茉莉花」(陳淑梅)

「小学刚上了,文化大革命就开始了。 小学校里也突然发生了翻天覆地的变化。首先是课本变了。…」

This is a series of short autobiographical essays written in Chinese, starting when the author was a young child, and ending when she was a young adult. The essays are engaging and fun to read, and written in fairly easy to understand language.

Despite the short lengths, many of the essays are also historically quite interesting. The author entered grade school just as the cultural revolution began, and these essays offer an interesting view of this tumultuous period and its aftermath, through the eyes of a child. This is not a polemic, and the author clearly remembers much of her childhood with fondness, but neither does she whitewash things.

The result is endearing, often amusing, and yet at times, just slightly creepy.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4140351101
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Jamyang Lhatso 2012

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雛菊
江戸東京たてもの園にて
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ふくろう (owl)
猫仲間 (cat friends)「minna neko」
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2016/04/25
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