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Ancient Chinese Wisdom: Stories of Ancient Chinese Architecture

ZHANG Ciyun 张慈贇, CHEN Jie 陈洁,
Shanghai Translation Press
208 x 134mm
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Ancient Chinese architecture is an integral part of the rich and time-honored Chinese culture and an important component of the world architectural system. It is most famous for the Great Wall, but there are so much more. In 7,000 years, Chinese people developed unique architectural philosophies, structures and techniques that are very different from their counterparts in other places of the world. While Chinese architectural beauty is a feast for the eyes, the soul of ancient Chinese construction usually lies in the historical stories behind the walls. In this book, the authors will guide you as you knock on the gate of this ancient kingdom.
Born in Shanghai in 1949, ZHANG Ciyun (Peter) graduated from Jilin Normal University, PRC with a major in English and later from Stanford University in the United States with a Master’s Degree in Journalism. Since 1980, he has worked for several newspapers and magazines in both Beijing and Shanghai. Also, he once served in the General Office of the Ministry of Communications as an interpreter and the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality as its Deputy General Director. An acclaimed translator, reporter and editor, Mr. Zhang has helped bring into existence four English-language newspapers on the Chinese mainland, namely, China Daily, Beijing Weekend, Shanghai Star and Shanghai Daily. He is now the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Shanghai Daily and an executive council member of Translation Association of China. He has translated and co-translated more than a dozen books and a large amount of documents, including Strange Stories of Liao Zhai Studio and the English version of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He has also published many English and Chinese articles and theses in newspapers and magazines both in China and overseas.
张慈贇,国内资深英文媒体人,高级编辑,享受国务院政府特殊津贴。自1980年起,参与《中国日报》创办,曾任中国日报社常务副总编辑。主持《北京周末报》、《上海英文星报》的创办,均为第一任总编辑。1996-2011年任上海市人民政府新闻办公室副主任,1999年创办《上海日报》社,任总编辑至2013年。现为中国翻译协会常务理事、上海翻译家协会副会长、《东方翻译》主编、上海外国语大学新闻传媒学院客座教授等。 主要译作:《聊斋志异》(外文出版社,1995,合译);《香港特别行政区基本法(草案)》(1988,合译);《翻译服务规范》(起草委员会成员/组长/英文定稿,中国标准化出版社,2004-2006);《中美关系史(1945-1949)》(资中筠著,美国哥大出版社,1991);《法国大革命的历史启示》(张芝联著,北京大学出版社,1989);《中国弹拨乐演奏》(马楠著,人民音乐出版社,1989);《中国教育法》(中译英,高教出版社,1986);《一个女记者的传奇》(英译中,新华出版社,1986,合译)等