Qimei (Qīměi Yǔ / 七美嶼), the southernmost island of the Penghu archipelago, is famous locally as one of the most beautiful of all the islands — not that this is apparent while approaching the island from Magong and the north. The island’s west coast, on which lies both the harbor and the airport, is flat and quite unexceptional, although the grassy, gently rolling countryside on this side of the island is attractive enough. If your stay on Qimei is restricted to the 90 minutes or so usually given on the South Sea Island daytrip from Magong, turn right, out of the harbor, and head for the beautiful east coast. About half a kilometer southeast of the harbor, the coast road (already high up on the cliffs) passes Qimei’s squat little lighthouse, built by the Japanese in 1939. A hundred meters farther and there’s a viewing platform and shelter looking out over the Waiting for Husband Rock (Wàng Fū Shí / 望夫石), actually a curvy headland connected to the main island by a narrow spit of land, which suggests (at least to the Taiwanese) the form of a wife waiting for the return of her husband across the seas.
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StevenCrook wrote:Can you provide a list of the classics you're going to reissue? Will there be any overlap with the print reissues from SMC?
ichbinjenny wrote:Steven Crook -- I thought you were one of the people behind Camphor. You're not?
Picture the following scenario; a graduate from China — let’s call him Wang — flies to the United States, enrols in a language school for visa purposes and to brush up on his English, and then sets about job hunting. Wang would prefer a position with a multinational company but he’s not picky about the field; any high-flying executive job will do fine. Wang is an English major who speaks it well but certainly not fluently, and his literacy level equivalent to a local twelve-year-old’s. Other than Mandarin and passable English, he has no skills and no work experience. Oh, one more thing: for any position he gets, Wang wants at least triple the salary of his American colleagues. Would you hire him? Of course not, but as ridiculous as it sounds, this is basically the mirror image of what many Westerners expect when they study Mandarin and head to China.
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