8月 192009
 

The NEW airconditioner was at last equipped in my office today. About three weeks ago, the old airconditioner was too old to use, and one day it was out of work finally, so the workers had to say they would equipped a new one. However, three weeks passed away, and unfortunately, there was no any information about it, which stopped my office work heavily. You know, it’s impossible to work in a room without an airconditioner at summer!

After 3 hours hard working, they finally completed the equipment, and I took this chance to improve my peer-to-peer (or dot-to-dot ?) wireless signal transmission, which I had done yesterday. It was siad that the new airconditioner costs up to about MOP. 10,000. Noticing the office was so disordered, I decided to clear it. With the help a very kind cleaner I finished it at about 6 o’ clock. Oh, my God. So tired and so much time spending on it. Then I went back to my apartment and began to read The Cambridge History of China, late Ch’ing: 1800-1910. Before planing to read this book I had been reading The Rise of Modern China, which was written by Immanuel C. Y. Hsu (徐中约), who was a famous Chinese American historian. However, after reading about 300 pages, I found it was too easy, which made me doubt his thoughts and methodology as a Chinese American. Maybe he got his postgraduate education in US and spent many years staying abroad, but his thoughts could not change too much. Actually, I think that he just write his paper in English to express his original thoughts as a Chinese historian, even though he is not a Chinese people any more. Therefore, I decided to read the native historians’ works to fin the answer. The Cambridge History of China maybe the best books which were written by foreign scholars, especially western experts, so I planed to read them. I could felt that there were enormous different opinions, cultures, thoughts and methodologies between the western scholars and the eastern, and so there were between the native English speakers and others who master English very well but consider it as a second language. Ok, if you want to read the original English, please go to read books written by native speakers rather than other people who even master English very well.

So exhausted, and I need to go to bed now. Of course, before sleeping I need to read one article in the book 《古文观止》, which is my favourite.

     

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