"Am I the only one who has ever been lost in the dancing lines of Chinese written characters?" asks our latest contributor and dyed-in-the-wool Confucian scholar and gentleman, Dr. Jim Li. In this piece, he helps us catch a glimpse of the beauty and inherent power of Chinese writing — through an ancient drinking game...
She calls you there to join their teatime spot:
A leafy outlook over rolling hills—
That view! Familiar yet you know it not,
A mem’ry hidden by her dress’s frills.