Imaginary Journeys Into Eternal China

By Armand , FR

 China UNlimited___Imaginary Dialogues

We will join at the dawn (1) Chinese and European practitioners of tai chi (2) to express altogether the harmony of Life and welcome the rising Sun
And will enjoy the nascent lighting day as a newborn

We will read ‘Water Margin’ (3) to grasp the deep sense of the ‘thirty six heavenly bodies and earthly seventy-two stars’ (4)

We would like to meet with the distinguished Ming, and share their wisdom and their wellbeing as well (5)

With humility, I will follow the ‘walker bird’ (6) all along his itinerary full of wisdom and loyalty and her young granddaughter (7) spirited at the heart of his quest for modernity

We will come to learn from master classes of famous Gardeners Li Yu and Ji Cheng (8) and we will benefit from their inspiring teaching to build the splendor of Gardens of our common Future

We will follow the Silk Road (9) to keep alive and everlasting our memory of so many fructuous cultural exchanges between China which reach our European scene around sheltered in the ‘sweety’ shadow of magnaneries and through the perennial beauty of so many shared botanical species

We will compose inspiring romantic poems I recite to the visitors of the ‘five gardens on three mountains’ (10) and provide them with promising seeds of Joy as we can feel happy when listening Poets of the Lake district

We will cross the Sea of ​​Happiness (11) in search of treasure tranquility and peace to further share and share again with every human being living on our old Planet

We will explore with relish acoustic and visual effects of Ba Yin Jian in the Garden of Ji Chang in Wuxi (12) and will play in the sunrays shining on the 9000 lakes of the Polish ‘Mazurie’

We will go getting in the lunar calendar (13) bond of Man and Nature granted in turn to the Seasons

We will let my mind wander in bamboo plantations (14), hibiscus (15) and camelias (16), where the Sages are born and live immortal and we would like to meditate with them the sacred Words of the Buddha and the Holy Saints

We will congratulate Jia Sinie for promoting agricultural research (17), thus paying tribute to his outstanding experiments and achievements and will deepen our current understanding of the on-going initiative ‘Geoglam’ (18) being implemented by China and international partners at global level

We will certainly, on the ‘Bund’, enjoy a ‘Tsingtao’ (19) to feel both innovative creative ferment of China and dizzy paths of its radiation

In the company of ‘Pao’ and ‘Zhongkui’ (20), we will learn their unique composition of exquisite culinary flavors provided by Lu or Jing Xiang (21) with a view to providing everyone with tasty meals combined with appropriate nutritional equilibrium

And finally we will have the ritual commensal meal to celebrate the strength of our friendship(22)

Armand Beuf

Explanatory notes added to my imaginary dialogues:

(1) & (2) I feel the dawn is the nascent day when Life comes out for a new cycle ; Practicing Taïchi with other people creates collective harmony and supplies energy to entire group and to each practitioner taking exercise in a lively manner

(3) & (4) ‘Water Margin’ full of characters is one of the most famous popular writings in China

(5) Famous Chinese dynasty recognized contributing to generate prosperous old times

(6) & (7) ‘The walker bird’ ( Le promeneur d’oiseau ) is a recent French-Chinese movie (2014) in which both the grandfather, ’the walker bird’ and his young granddaughter engage a vibrant dialogue combining wisdom, tradition and modernity

(8) I would like to pay tribute to Li Yu et Ji Cheng whose writings are pillars of the Art of gardening; Li Yu wrote ‘ One school’s opinion’ where takes place lengthy discussion on theory of architecture and on Chinese gardening art. Ji Cheng provided ‘Craftmanship of Gardening’, a precious monograph about garden construction as Architech Lenôtre did at Versailles

(9) The ‘silk Road’- I would call it ‘The dialogue Road’- between East and West remains an exceptional cradle all along years for all travelers and visitors involved

(10) The 5 magnificent Imperial Gardens around Beijing comprising altogether the Jing Yi Garden in the flagrant Hill, the Jing Ming Garden in the Jade Spring Hall, the Garden of Clear Ripples of the Longevity Hill, the Chang Chun Garden and the Garden of Perfect Splendor.

(11)The ‘Sea of Happiness’ is a vast expense of water covering 30 hectares located in the beautiful Garden of Perfect splendor

(12) Acoustic and visual effects amplify intrinsic beauty of the garden’s landscape through holistic approach

(13)That lunar calendar, so called the ‘ Xia calendar’ had an enormous influence on Chinese people around and it is still used to date to guide agricultural production and mark traditional Chinese festivals as dragon boat festivals, spring festival and mid-autumn festivals

(14) & (15) & (16) So many species of bamboos, hibiscus (rosa sinensis), camellias grow and inspire many features, poems, decorative painting, jewellery…

(17) Jia Sinie, prominent agricultural scientist devoted his life to study agricultural production and published his masterpiece ’important arts for people’s welfare’ after gathering lots of documents and peasant proverbs, paying visits to experienced cultivators and conducting valuable field experiments. In a Resolution 4/75 dated 26 November 1975, the FAO underlined the importance of the strengthening of national and international agricultural research. http://www.fao.org/docrep/x5589e/x5589e05.htm

(18) The Geo Glam initiative launched by G20 summit is an ongoing important international initiative on securing food security at global level in which China is a very active partner https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/sites/default/files/20110928-givone.pdf

(19)’Tsingtao’, excellent beer produced in China

(20) Placed in a historical long term perspective, ‘Pao’ and ‘Zhongkui’ actors are the main innovators of Chinese culinary art

(21) Chinese fine art of cooking and European ones offer a large range of combination of tasty dishes

(22) I would pay tribute to Institutions and Citizens altogether whose long term commitment has emphasized our relationship all along these 40 years.

the sting Milestones

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

Constitution of the 9th legislature of the European Parliament

To solve big issues like climate change, we need to reframe our problems

Any doubt?

GSMA announces first speakers for Mobile 360 Series-Middle East and North Africa

A Sting Exclusive: “Accelerating Trade Digitalization in Times of the Pandemic”, written by the UN Under-Secretary-General and Head of ESCAP

NATO summit, Brussels, 11-12/07/2018

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will impact young people’s future the most

Guterres welcomes conduct of Afghan elections, commends ‘all who braved security concerns to uphold their right to vote’

Can I still send mail in the time of coronavirus?

Stable growth momentum in the OECD area

A brief history of vaccines and how they changed the world

Quality Internships: Towards a Toolkit for Employers

This company is breeding millions of insects in the heart of London

7 surprising and outrageous stats about gender inequality

Welfare of transported animals: MEPs urge EU states to do a better job

Financial support for workers affected by no-deal Brexit

EP leaders call for negotiations on upgraded Transparency Register to continue

Eight years after Fukushima, nuclear power is making a comeback

Black historical figures who shook the world, from a warrior queen to a Mexican president

Parliament approves key directive regulating professional qualifications

Russia won’t let Ukraine drift westwards in one piece

Elections in Europe: No risks for the EU, leaders readying to face Trump-Brexit

More needs to be done to bridge the digital gender divide

Technology and public healthcare: the basis to fight COVID-19

Forest fires: EU continues to mobilise assistance for Greece and other countries in region

Data Protection Regulation one year on: 73% of Europeans have heard of at least one of their rights

Too Young to Feel Hopeless – Mental Health of the Youth and the Effects of COVID-19

EU will have stronger powers in trade disputes

UNICEF calls on supply chain and transport industry to take COVID-19 vaccines to the world

Nairobi summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development

Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike

Budget MEPs approve €104.2 m in EU aid to Greece, Spain, France and Portugal

This woman solved one of the biggest problems facing green energy

Withdrawal Agreement: Commission sends letter of formal notice to the United Kingdom for breach of its obligations under the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland

‘You can and should do more’ to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech

3 dynamics shaping the future of security on the Korean peninsula

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Women boost work profits, saving biodiversity, UK loses Chagos Islands vote, Gaza funding, malaria-free in Argentina, Algeria

Madagascar: UN Secretary-General reaffirms support for electoral process

Chart of the day: This is how many animals we eat each year

New Zealand Prime Minister opens door to 4-day working week

Digital democracy: a Swiss view on digital trust

Libya: Heavy shelling and civilian deaths ‘blatant violation’ of international law – UN envoy

Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes

Further reforms in Sweden can drive growth, competitiveness and social cohesion

Plastic is a global problem. It’s also a global opportunity

‘Counter and reject’ leaders who seek to ‘exploit differences’ between us, urges Guterres at historic mosque in Cairo

Avocado: the ‘green gold’ causing environment havoc

A third of young people polled by UN, report being a victim of online bullying

As ride-hailing firms drive into the future, who is being left behind?

COVID-19 has been a setback for women. Gender-responsive policies can stem the losses

How India can become a leader in sustainable aviation fuel

‘Stealing’ food from hungry Yemenis ‘must stop immediately’, says UN agency

Why is scientific collaboration key? 4 experts explain

Women in Switzerland have gone on strike – this is why

Climate change hits the poor hardest. Mozambique’s cyclones prove it

COVID-19: Commission creates first ever rescEU stockpile of medical equipment

MEPs strengthen EU financial watchdogs

More than 90% of the world’s children are breathing toxic air

Chart of the day: These countries have seen the biggest falls in extreme poverty

Security: better access to data for border control and migration management

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: