Author Topic: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)  (Read 83252 times)

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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #80 on: 07 May 2012, 11:48:37 »
LongQuan Sword delivered.  Quality only so so not particularly surprised! :-\

After talking to the maker, they agreed to send me another one free of charge!!!! wowow!!!!!
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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #81 on: 04 June 2012, 16:20:48 »
haha, a nice replacement was dispatched. 
Never stop Learning, Never stop Earning!!
哲人無憂,智者常樂。並不是因為所愛的一切他都擁有了,而是所擁有的一切他都愛。

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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #82 on: 26 August 2012, 15:51:08 »
The next stop after lunch was to visit the house of a famous businessman in late Qing Dynasty. This guy (紅頂商人,胡雪巖) was an important businessman at that time. I read a novel about him when I was an undergraduate. His flat was more than 63000 square feet.

What's the name of the novel?

I am reading 高陽 的 《胡雪岩》《紅頂商人》《燈火樓台》. It's a trilogy of the guy. I almost finished the books, and now very much want to go to Hangzhou again!

I don't usually read novels, but I found this series of books not just interesting story wise, but also have lots of insights and observations. I have been reading the electronic version of the trilogy since the beginning of this summer, and I just found out that the trilogy together comprise of 35 physical books!!! No wonder it took me so long!

Supposedly the author is a real historian, and his novels with 清朝 back drop is historically correct. I just found a description of the author on the internet.

http://gb.cri.cn/3601/2004/08/30/342@284153.htm

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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #83 on: 26 August 2012, 15:51:24 »
Do you have, or read, the description of this 百獅樓?
I just read about this part in the book.


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Re: Hangzhou in the Spring 四月杭州 (2012)
« Reply #84 on: 26 August 2012, 22:39:57 »
Do you have, or read, the description of this 百獅樓?
I just read about this part in the book.



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