Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sneaking A Swim In Sun Moon Lake: Guestblogging at

Hey folks,

I've been a busy lady as of late, and one of the things I've done while not updating is guestblogging about my trip to Sun Moon Lake for Here's a teaser:

Through the pedagogy of rote memorization, the magnificence of Sun Moon Lake has been ingrained in the consciousness of Chinese-speaking people. My local friends tell me that here in Taiwan, all schoolchildren memorize “Moonlight Reflecting on the Lake,” a poem written by Yunlin County Magistrate Chien Ming Shan in 1875. None of my friends can recall the words anymore, but the message remains. “Sun Moon Lake is a beautiful place,” they say, “you cannot miss it.”

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