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Looking for a writer's name


Q1: Yesterday, I heard a short program in Chinese radio (in English) about a writer... The problem is I don't remember his name, so I don't know how to find his books. Can anyone help me?  The clues are: he comes from Taipei (not sure though), he writes about life ... in general... some kind of philosophical stuff, but he is not a philosopher; his books are very popular among young persons - students for example... On the radio they said that his books have come to Chinaland recently... I remember that one of his books have in title word "spirit". Do you know this writer?

A1: The writer you're looking for seems to be Liu Yong, who was born in Taipei in 1949 and has written a book namely  "The Real Spirit of Nature" in 1988. You can go here and see whether he is the writer you heard about in that radio program.

Q2: Yes, that's him! Thank you very very much! He has writen so many books, but has anyone translated some of them to english?

A2: My pleasure. I've tried very hard on the internet to search the english versions of Liu Yong's works, but, unfortunately, it turned out that almost all his works, especially poems, proses and novels, have no english ones available now, except some of his works on the theory of literature and arts, like "The Real Spirit of Nature".  Worst of all, even those very few works with english versions are not available on the internet, at least as far as in me lies. If you are interested to know which of Liu Yong's works has an english version, you can go to http://www.dfedu.net.cn/jxyd/dekt/xywx/zdtj/lyjj.htm, and the english words in a line there represents a name of his books with a published English version .

May 23, 2006
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Reviewer: sadiq  Rating:: 4
i need to find the writer's name for odyssey.

Reviewer: Lily  Rating:: 3
Hi Sadiq,
I think that the Chinese translation for "odyssey" should be 奥德赛. If you can read Chinese, please copy and paste the following URL in your browser:
baike.baidu.com/view/45007.htm

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