Posts Tagged ‘massacre’

TAIWAN WHITE AS SNOW

十一月 13, 2016

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TAIWAN WHITE AS SNOW

white as snow

very much white as snow
probably very cold
makes me want to go skiing
and they’re floating in a most peculiar way
and the clouds look very different today
wish maia could see this
we will be landing in taipei soon
next year or so it will be thirty years
since I first came to taiwan
my children are the very best thing
I have ever achieved
they are born in beijing
maia was born in 2002
leo in 2005
we lived in china till 2008
wish I could bring them
they speak chinese
I studied chinese and so I came here
and discovered taiwan was very different
from what they told you
dissidents still in jail
or stuck in exile
the massacre of 1947
still not acknowledged
many demonstrations in 1989
one guy burned himself
didn’t notice that very much
but the massacre in beijing
was the one thing
I read about all the time
my chinese got much better
I had read some bei dao,
shu ting and so on, misty poets
fall and winter, news from europe
finally miracles, and rather peaceful
except in romania
some day we’ll bring the kids to taiwan
long as taiwan still stands
long as austria stands
as long as we can

MW November 2016

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HALLOWEEN IN BUDAPEST 卍靈節在布达佩斯

十一月 2, 2016

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HALLOWEEN IN BUDAPEST

Halloween in Budapest
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
In Parliament
Brightly lit along the Danube
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
In Vienna
In Budapest
In many cities
Many, many towns
thousands of towns
thousands of thousands
brightly lit along the Danube
Dohany Synagogue
Greatest in Europe
Status Quo Synagogue
By Otto Wagner
On Rumbach Street
Actually many buildings are left
All over Europe
Yes, there are Jews
In Budapest
Yes, there are people
Do we need to call out the ghosts?
Everyone knows
Along the Danube
Behind the Parliament
Greatest in Europe?
It’s very big
Behind the Parliament
Along the Danube
They lined them up
Several places
Along the Danube
Just a few months
Hungarian Fascists
Finally able
1944
Fall ’44
German troops everywhere
Last few months of the war
Until the first month of ’45
Here in this city
Everyone knows
Hungarian Fascists
Established the ghetto
They passed laws against Jews
In Parliament
In 1920
Basically everyone knows
1944
Hundreds of thousands
in a few months
Around 600,000
Killed in Auschwitz
Along the Danube
Behind the Parliament
Several places
Szabadsag ter
On Freedom Square
There’s a new monument
For the victims
It says
German occupation
Doesn’t say that in German
Doesn’t say that in English
Any other language
For the victims
Only these words
Even in Hebrew
Only the victims
Victims of German occupation
Written in Hungarian
Only in Hungarian
Erected in secret
Protests from the beginning
Pebbles, chairs,
a few wires, photos
pebbles with names
and so on
Everyone knows
Over 300 Million
Hungarian money
Erected in secret
Law passed in Parliament
December 31st, 2013
Protests from the beginning
Szabadsag ter
Liberty Square
Halloween in Budapest
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
There are people enough
In Budapest
In many cities
Many, many cities
Towns and cities
All over Europe
Brightly lit along the Danube
Everyone knows
Actually many buildings are left
All over Europe
Halloween in Budapest
Do we need to call out the ghosts?
Everyone knows
Halloween is for kids
We have kids in Vienna
Kids like to dress up
For Halloween
Let them have fun
Nothing wrong
Halloween
My daughter knows
Austrian Fascists
Ghosts are alive
Zombies are real
Wish it was all
Pumpkins for kids
Halloween in Budapest
Greatest town
Along the Danube
Since Roman times
Basically
Everyone knows

MW October 31st, 2016

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CLEARING THE SQUARE – 沈浩波

九月 8, 2016

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清场

沈浩波

无意中来到
天安门广场
惊讶地发现
竟空无一人
才想起今天
是六月三日
几辆警车
安静地停泊
像刚干完活儿的
除草机

2016.6.4

 

Shen Haobo
CLEARING

Accidentially
came to Tian’anmen Square.
Surprised to find
nobody there.
Then I remembered
it was June 3rd.
A few police cars
peacefully parked.
Weeding tools resting
when work is done.

6/4/1
Tr. MW, September 2016

MARCH – 朱剑 – MÄRZ

九月 4, 2016

ZHU_Jian

Zhu Jian
MARCH

cherry blossoms
from Tokyo
like blood
falling on
Nanjing

Tr. MW, Sept. 2016

 

Zhu Jian
MÄRZ

kirschblüten
aus tokio
wie blut
fallen
in nanjing

Übersetzt von MW im Sept. 2016

 

三月

朱剑

 

东京的
樱花
血一样
落在了
南京

 

 

3월

도쿄의
사쿠라가
피처럼
난징에
내려 앉았다

(美) 文超塵 譯

ZhuJianMarch

AUDIENCE AND MASSACRE

六月 4, 2016
Calligraphy by Chen Shih-hsian

Calligraphy by Chen Shih-hsian

IS THERE A GOOD WAY TO (TRANSLATE) POETRY?

Is there a way?
Is there a good way?
Is there a good way to poetry?
Is there a good way to translate poetry?
Why not?
Depends on the poetry.
The source poetry,
the target poetry.
The audience
and the massacre.
Maghiel van Crevel’s translation
of Han Dong’s Big Wild Goose Pagoda
is perfect.
Both pagodas are perfect.
Maybe the small one
retains more of the flavor
of Xi’an 20 or 30 years ago.
Haven’t been to the small one in many years.
Nicky Harman’s translation quoted by Xujun Eberlein
in the LA Review of Books
should have no quite in my opinion
only quiet.
Otherwise it is perfect.
Is there a good way to translate poetry?
Into what?
Mashed potatoes?
If I’m not a poet
in target poetry
– how many shots for a dollar?
If the person in charge
doesn’t produce competent targets
why do they buy them?
Is there a way?
Is there a good way to poetry?
Depends on the poetry.
The source poetry, the target poetry.
The audience and the massacre.

June 3rd, 2016
P.S.: Pls refer to Shen Haobo’s REPUBLIC. Maybe his best poem. Maybe my best translation.

Thank you,
Martin

28. FEBRUAR – 鴻鴻 Hung Hung

二月 29, 2016

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Hung Hung
28. FEBRUAR

Dieser Monat
ist kürzer als alle anderen Monate.
Ungefähr zwei, drei Tage.

An diesem Tag
ist der Monat zu Ende.
Früher als in allen anderen Monaten.

An diesem Tag
gingen viele Menschen
zu früh in die Nacht.
Und mit diesem Tag war es noch nicht zu Ende.

Unterbrochen
von Schüssen,
von Weinen.
Begraben unter der Asche.
Darüber lauter Asphalt.

Jedes Jahr
bittet jemand für diesen Tag um Verzeihung.
Jedesmal weiß man nicht für wen.

Jedes Jahr
genießen alle den Feiertag.
Eilen auf dem Asphalt,
gehen ins Kino.
Gehen in Restaurants,
empfohlenen im Internet.
Stehen Schlange, um Frühlingskleider zu kaufen.

Eine Statue wird verhüllt.
Niemand weiß, ob der Kopf
Reue zeigt oder grinst.

Vor vielen Jahren an diesem Tag
klang ein Lied aus dem Trichter.
78 Umdrehungen,
ein Lied vom Duft in der Nacht.
“Nacht ist Tag, Tag ist Nacht.
Im Finstern leben, wie kommt man zutag…”

Übersetzt von MW im Februar 2016

 

《二二八》

鴻鴻

 

這個月
比其他月份
都短少兩到三天

這一天
比其他月份
都提早來到終點.

這一天
許多人
都提早見到黑夜
但這一天來不及結束 .


被槍聲打斷
被哭聲打斷
被埋在灰燼底下
上面鋪滿柏油 .

每一年
都有人為這一天道歉
但從不知為誰道歉 .

每一年
大家都歡度這一天
踩在柏油上
去看電影
吃PTT介紹的餐廳
排隊買換季新品 .

銅像被蓋上布袋
沒有人知道
他在懺悔或竊笑 .

多年前的這一天
78轉的留聲機唱片
曾這麼唱著
有誰依稀記得:

「夜做日 日做暝
黑暗過日 按怎出頭天…」

*所引為日治時期台語歌〈夜來香〉,作詞者為陳達儒。

FLOWERS – FLEURS – BLUMEN – 花

十一月 24, 2015

Blumen

FLOWERS

I am still praying for Paris
ten days later
I pray for Vienna
next to the French consulate
is the Soviet monument
I pass it in streetcar D
there are wreaths at the monument every year
there are flowers all around the consulate
second time this year
every time it gets cold
mass graves detected again in Iraq
this time elderly women

who could not be sold easily
according to Facebook
probably accurate
the Soviet monument to peace in Europe
lots of Greek columns
inscribed by Stalin
and a big fountain
with water straight from the alps
the architect of the aqueduct
that keeps Vienna alive
lets it bloom again and again
was a Jew

MW November 2015

Sara_Paris1

Picture by Sara Bernal

BLUMEN

ich bete auch heute noch für paris
zehn tage später
ich bete für wien
neben dem französischen konsulat
liegt das russendenkmal
ich fahre im d-wagen vorbei
am denkmal gibt es jedes jahr kränze
am konsulat sind rundherum blumen
zum zweiten mal in diesem jahr
jedesmal wenn es kalt wird
wieder massengräber entdeckt im irak
diesmal ältere frauen
jedenfalls laut facebook
es wird schon stimmen
das russendenkmal ist sehr pathetisch
in griechischen formen
mit texten von stalin
und einem brunnen
der kommt aus den alpen
der architekt der wasserleitung
die wien am leben erhält
und immer wieder zum blühen bringt
war ein jude

MW November 2015

Sara_pont

Picture by Sara Bernal

READING ORDERS – Yi Sha 伊沙《閱讀指令》

十一月 18, 2015

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Yi Sha 《閱讀指令》
READING ORDERS

in these few days
I’ve read them again and again
four pages of orders
left behind by the suicide terrorists

“now is the time
you have to get up
get dressed as fast as you can”
so I get up
get dressed

“now is the time
go wash yourself
go to the bathroom
look into the mirror
get rid of unnecessary
small hairs on your face”
so I wash myself
and listen to
the sound of my razor

“now is the time
you have to go out
go downstairs call a taxi
when you sit in the cab
you will feel nervous
and the best method
against feeling nervous
you smile at the driver
when you get to the airport
you smile at everyone”
so I go out
call a cab, smiling

“now is the time
use your small dagger and your iron will
a massacre is about to begin”
I feel distracted –
are these two lines from a poem?
then something makes we weak altogether:
“now is the time
you must go through death
to enter paradise
the virgins in paradise
are already prepared
in their most beautiful clothes
to welcome you”
and so I decide
to give up the mission

they should not have said that
as soon as I read it I thought
maybe I don’t have to die
don’t have to kill so many people
to get at this thing

2001
Tr. MW, Nov. 2015

《阅读指令》

近些日子
我总是反复阅读
那些不要命的恐怖分子
在行动之前
得到的4页指令

上面说:现在
你该起床了
以最快的速度
穿好衣服
我就起床
穿好衣服

上面说:现在
你该洗漱
去卫生间
对着镜子
剃掉脸上
多余的毛发
我就洗漱
并且嗡嗡嗡地
剃须

上面说:现在
你该出门
下楼打车
坐上车子
你会感到紧张
而消除紧张的
最佳做法是
对司机微笑
到了机场
对你见到的每个人微笑
于是我就
出门、打车、微笑

上面说:现在
带着你的小刀和意志
一场屠杀就要开始
我被分了神
以为那是两行诗
而彻底使我软掉的是
上面说:现在
你就要穿越死亡
进入天堂
天堂的美女
已经穿好了
最美丽的衣裳
迎接你的到来
于是我就
放弃了一切行动

它不该说这个
它一说这个我就想
也许我犯不着死
犯不着杀那么多人
就能够得到这些

(2001)

施密特去世 – HELMUT SCHMIDT IST TOT

十一月 11, 2015

HELMUT SCHMIDT IST TOT

how much do I know to talk out of turn
er war die nato-nachrüstung
ich hab gegen ihn demonstriert
1984 vor 30 jahren
oder war es der kohl
es war auch schon egal
ein verlässlicher partner von reagan
jetzt kondoliert ein massenmörder
die zeit ist ein triefendes schmierblatt
er hat das massaker in peking verharmlost
mir kann er egal sein
und vielen deutschen wahrscheinlich auch

MW November 2015

NANJING MASSACRE – 朱剑

十一月 9, 2015

Zhu Jian Nanjing

Zhu Jian
NANJING MASSACRE

On the walls,
densely written all over,
thousands and thousands.
The names of the dead.

I took one look,
just one look.
Then I had to get out.
Could not turn my head.

I had seen
the name of a friend.
Of course I knew,
it was only the name.

I was almost sure:
Just one more look
I would have seen
my name on the wall.

2010
Tr. MW, 2015

Zhu Jian
NANJING MASSAKER

an den wänden
dicht an dicht
tausende namen
der ermordeten

ich sah einmal hin
warf nur einen blick
dann musste ich raus
ohne den kopf zu wenden

ich hatte einen namen gesehen
den namen eines freundes
natürlich wusste ich
es war nur der name

ich war fast sicher
mit dem nächsten blick
hätte ich meinen
namen gesehen

2010
Übersetzt von MW am 31. Dez. 2013

《南京大屠杀》

墙上
密密麻麻写满
成千上万
死难者的名字

我看见了一眼
只看了一眼
就决定离开
头也不回的离开

因为我看到了
一位朋友的名字
当然我知道
只是重名

几乎可以确定
只要再看第二眼
我就会看见
自己的名字

2010

WARSCHAU

九月 18, 2015

Warsaw bicycle

WARSCHAU

ich finde den adler nicht schön
nur den schatten des adlers
in der kapelle für katyn
gegenüber vom platz der aufständischen
es war ein tapferer aufstand
sie haben auch gewonnen zuerst
die rote armee stand bereit
auf der anderen seite des flusses
aber die rote armee hat gewartet
und die deutschen kamen zurück
sie haben die stadt abgerissen
die rote armee hat gewartet
das war 1944
der aufstand im ghetto war vorher
auf dem platz wo das ghetto war
steht stalins kulturpalast
das ghetto war noch viel größer
katyn
das war 1940
zehntausende polnische offiziere
vom geheimdienst getötet
vom sowjetischen geheimdienst
auch ukrainische offiziere
in der kapelle für katyn
gegenüber vom platz der aufständischen
zehntausende namen
und ein schöner adler
so steht es geschrieben
ich mag seinen schatten

MW Juli 2015, dt. Sept. 2015

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SCH-SCH-T-TOT-T-TT-TERN – 伊沙维也纳朗诵会 – S-S-ST-T-T-TUT-T-TER-RING

五月 16, 2015
Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Yi Sha 《结结巴巴》
S-S-ST-T-T-TUT-T-TER-RING

m-m-my s-st-tut-t-ter-r-ring t-trap
d-d-dis-s-sab-b-bl-led c-c-cla-p-t-trap
c-c-can-n-t g-g-et a-a b-bit-te i-int-to m-my b-brain
and l-look a-at m-my l-legs

y-you-your f-f-fly-i-ing spit
y-y-your m-mildewed s-slime
m-m-my w-weary l-lungs
a-are f-f-full o-of g-grime

I n-need t-to b-b-break out
f-f-from y-y-your s-sp-pout-ting s-song
b-break o-out o-of y-your h-house

m-m-my sh-shoot-t-ting t-t-tongue
m-m-mach-chine g-g-gunn f-fire
it feels so good

i-in m-m-my s-st-tut-t-ter-ring l-life
the-there a-are n-no g-ghosts
ju-just l-llook at-t m-my f-face
I d-d-don’t c-care!

1991
Tr. MW, 2015

Yi Sha 《结结巴巴》
ST-STO-TO-TT-TERN

m-mein st-sto-to-tt-ternd-der m-mund
b-b-behind-dderter schschlund
b-b-bei-sst- s-ich wund
an m-meinem r-rasenden hirn
und m-meine b-beine –

euer t-trief-fend-der,
schschimmliger schschleim
m-meine l-lunge
i-ist m-müd’ und hin

i-ich w-will r-r-aus
aus eurem g-gross-a-artiggen rh-rhythmus
a-aus eurem h-haus

m-m-meine
sch-schp-prache
m-masch-schinengewehr-s-salven
es tut so gut

in m-meinem st-stott-ttoterndem r-reim
auf m-mein l-leben g-gibt es k-keine l-leich-chen
s-s-seht m-mich a-an
m-m-mir i-ist all-les g-gleich!

1991
Übersetzt von MW im April 2013

<結結巴巴>

結結巴巴我的嘴
二二二等殘廢
咬不住我狂狂狂奔的思維
還有我的腿

你們四處流流流淌的口水
散著霉味
我我我的肺
多麼勞累

我要突突突圍
你們莫莫莫名其妙
的節奏
急待突圍

我我我的
我的機槍點點點射般
的語言
充滿快慰

結結巴巴我的命
我的命裡沒沒沒有鬼
你們瞧瞧瞧我
一臉無所謂

1991

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Yi Sha 《精神病患者》
GEISTESKRANKE

theoretisch
weiß ich nicht
wie es sich äußert
wenn eine geisteskrankheit ausbricht
ich hab nur gesehen
in diesem land
in dieser stadt
wenn ein geisteskranker loslegt
streckt er den arm hoch und bricht aus
in parolen
der revolution

1994
Übersetzt von Martin Winter 2013

《精神病患者》

從理論上講
一個精神病患者的發作
應該是怎樣的
我不知道
我只看到
在這個國家
在這座城市
一個精神病患者的發作
往往是振臂高呼
一串革命口號

1994

Yi Sha《精神病患者》
MENTAL PATIENTS

theoretically
I don’t know
how it should be
when a mental patient
suffers an outbreak
but what I have seen
in this country
in this city –
a mental patient suffers an outbreak:
up goes his arm
out come the slogans of revolution

1994
Tr. MW, 2013-2014

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Yi Sha 《我想杀人》
ICH MÖCHTE JEMANDEN UMBRINGEN

ich fühle mich etwas komisch
ich will jemanden töten

oh! das war letztes jahr
herbst kroch über das laub

zwanzig todeskandidaten
am flussufer nördlich der stadt

“peng! peng!”
einer wurde aufgeschnitten

in der folgenden operation
erhielten WIR eine niere

1994
Übersetzt von MW 2012

《我想殺人》

我有點不大對勁了
– 我想殺人
噢!那是去年
在爬滿落葉的秋天
二十名死囚被押往
北郊的河灘
“砰!砰!”
其中一個被剖腹取腎
在隨後進行的手術中
移植寡人

1994

Yi Sha 《我想殺人》
I WANT TO KILL

I am feeling a little strange
– I want to kill someone
Oh! It was last year
autumn crept over the leaves
twenty death candidates lined up
at the river north of the city
„Peng! peng!“
One of them was cut open
and in the following operation
We got a kidney

1994
Tr. MW, 2015

angewandte2

Yi Sha 《9/11心理报告》
9/11 AUF DER COUCH

erste sekunde mund offen scheunentor
zweite sekunde stumm wie ein holzhuhn
dritte sekunde das ist nicht wahr
vierte sekunde kein zweifel mehr da
fünfte sekunde das brennt nicht schlecht
sechste sekunde geschieht ihnen recht
siebte sekunde das ist die rache
achte sekunde sie verstehen ihre sache
neunte sekunde die sind sehr fromm
zehnte sekunde bis ich drauf komm
meine schwester
wohnt in new york
wo ist das telefon
bitte ein ferngespräch
komme nicht durch
spring zum computer
bitte ins internet
email ans mädl
zitternde finger
wo sind die tasten
mädl, schwester!
lebst du noch?
in sorge, dein bruder!

2001
Übersetzt 2013 von Martin Winter

Yi Sha
9.11 REPORT FROM THE COUCH

Ist second: mouth barn-door open
2nd second: wooden-chicken stiff
3rd second: couldn’t believe it
4th second: it must be true
5th second: what a great fire
6th second: well they deserve it
7th second: this is retribution
8th second: these buggers have guts
9th second: must be their religion
10th second: before I realize
my own little sister
lives in new york
I need a telephone
long distance call!
can’t get a connection!
I go storming for a computer
where is the internet
typing out characters
writing an email
shaky fingers
“sister, sister!
are you alive?
your elder brother is worried sick!”

2001
Tr. MW, Oct. 2014

9/11心理報告

第1秒鐘目瞪口呆
第2秒鐘呆若木雞
第3秒鐘將信將疑
第4秒鐘確信無疑
第5秒鐘隔岸觀火
第6秒鐘幸災樂禍
第7秒鐘口稱復仇
第8秒鐘崇拜歹徒
第9秒鐘感嘆信仰
第10秒鐘猛然記起
我的胞妹
就住在紐約
急撥電話
要國際長途
未通
扑向電腦
上網
發伊妹兒
敲字
手指發抖
“妹子,妹子
你還活著嗎?
老哥快要急死了!”

2001

勿忘汉语拼音练习

六月 10, 2014
picture by Sara Bernal

picture by Sara Bernal

Wei Mading
WUWANG HANYUPINYINLIANXI

wuwangliusiuwangliusiwwangliusiwu
angliusiwuwngliusiwuwagliusiwuwan
liusiwuwangiusiwuwanglusiwuwangli
siwuwangliuiwuwangliuswuwangliusi

MW June 2014

picture by Sara Bernal

picture by Sara Bernal

BRONZE STATUES ARE BUSY – Hung Hung

五月 22, 2014

bronze statue

Hung Hung
MARTIAL LAW ERA – AFTER HEARING THAT SUN YAT-SEN’S STATUE AT THNG TEK-CHIONG PARK IN TAINAN HAD BEEN TORN DOWN

all those bronze statues
are busy at night
patrolling the streets
lest people get drunk and say the wrong thing or kiss in the alleys
or play mahjong at home
statues will check at the newspaper press
is there a piece on the chief like last year?
is there a space for respect at the top?
has someone scribbled in the blank spot?

bronze statues are busy
they are scared of too many things
scared stamps could bear other portraits
scared streets and squares, schools, libraries
would all change their names
no more school kids saluting
no more chatting with sparrows
scared that one day
there’d be a rope
to pull them down

“mama, why is the statue green in the face?”
“no finger-pointing, your fingers fall off!”
“mama, the statue hides for a smoke at the fire brigade!”
“he just takes a break, he got burned in the sun every day.”

those statues have long forgotten the killings
of another generation
forgotten how they are still being used
they only remember the heat of the forge
it was hard to bear
and once you cool down, then come the years
standing empty and cold

Written on the eve of Febr. 28th, 2014,
67 years after the Febr. 28th, 1947 massacre.
Tr. MW, May 2014

鴻鴻
戒嚴年代–聞湯德章公園孫文銅像被拆

那些銅像
深夜很忙
要滿街巡邏
有沒人酒醉講錯話或在暗巷接吻
還是哪一家在打麻將
要去報紙印刷廠
檢查去年的文告有沒登在
今年的頭條
頂上有沒空一格
空的一格有沒被塗鴉

銅像很忙
因為他們害怕的事太多
害怕郵票換成別的頭像
害怕街道、廣場、學校、圖書館
換上別的名字
害怕小學生經過不再敬禮
雀鳥不再來閒聊
害怕有一天
被繩子一拉
就倒

「媽媽,為什麼銅像的臉是綠的?」
「不要亂指,手指會爛掉!」
「為什麼銅像躲在消防隊抽菸?」
「他每天曬太陽好可憐,要休息一下。」

銅像早忘了前世的殺戮
也忘了今世如何被利用再三
只記得鍛燒的烈火
多麼煎熬難忍
而冷卻後的歲月
又是多麼荒涼

2014.228前夕

I was very astonished when I first saw the picture. It does look like violence, the statue is smeared red. The poem is a revelation. Why would people have something against Sun Yat-sen? Nice guy, compared to what came later. Late retribution, for the killing of Thng Tek-Chiong, governor of Tainan in 1947, one of the first dead in the February 28 massacre? Sun Yat-sen is rather far from home in Tainan, far from his home base. I remember that small park near the train station in Taipei, where Sun Yat-sen lived when he visited Taiwan, it was a Japanese hotel back then. Small garden, very peaceful. A little forlorn and frail among the hustle and bustle around Taipei train station. Why would anyone be angry at a statue of Sun Yat-sen? In 2011 and early 2012, there were many conferences around the world in memory of the 1911 辛亥革命. People talked about many interesting things, but something like this? Without this poem, I would never have thought people would think that way about these statues. Not that much. So many killings back then, so much White Terror in decades, and no retribution. And the KMT still in power. There is repressed violence in people’s hearts, and everybody can count there lucky stars if they take it out only on statues.

Taiwan is a very peaceful and safe place, all in all. One-party dictatorship does create a sense of security for some, at least in retrospect. The world gets more complicated in those new-fangled pluralist societies. So there are people who blame the subway knife attack of a deranged student on May 21 on the student-led protests in March and early April this year. In Austria, the shameless tabloid that is much bigger than Murdoch and Berlusconi in their countries, still says things like all demonstrations and protest are leftist, and cost a lot of public money. When there are anti-foreigner rightists marching in Vienna, and the police need to protect them, it is not their fault, right? And if they want to have a ball in the emperor’s palace and parade on the square where Hitler proclaimed the Anschluss in 1938, it is their right and they should be protected, and if the whole city center is full of police barricades, it is the fault of those leftists. 

It’s the other way around! In a more open society, there is much less repressed violence. Look at the recent bloody clashes and attacks in many cities in China. That won’t get less, probably. Taiwan people should be very proud of that big, peaceful demonstration on March 30. Their country has become a much better place through the changes of the last 25 years. The KMT could and should be proud of that, too. But they are the 中國國民黨, so they have to think about stability in a much bigger way, don’t they?

Liu Xiaobo 1989 and today

十月 5, 2010

No Choice – My Memories of Liu Xiaobo Before And After 1989

Keine andere Wahl – Liu Xiaobo, 1989 und heute

Bei Ling

This article was published on June 16, 2010 in Ming Pao Daily, Hong Kong and in Lianhe Bao (United Daily News), Taipei.

Die chinesische Originalfassung dieses Artikels erschien am 16. Juni 2010 in den Tageszeitungen Ming Pao (Hongkong) und Lianhe bao (United Daily News, Taiwan)

Translation/Übersetzung: Martin Winter

Source/Quelle: Lianhe Bao (United Daily News, Taipei)

http://mag.udn.com/mag/world/storypage.jsp?f_MAIN_ID=235&f_SUB_ID=4595&f_ART_ID=255134

See also
英語報紙:In English:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2010/11/02/2003487492

In German:

http://www.faz.net/s/Rub117C535CDF414415BB243B181B8B60AE/Doc~E3AB4F19D97FC404CB097C726A204806D~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html

En espanol:

http://www.abc.es/20101010/internacional/xiaobo-1989-ahora-20101010.html

From the Noble Committee:

https://docs.google.com/View?id=dc7f6bh9_884dj3m7sfh

別無選擇——記1989年前後的劉曉波

【聯合報╱貝嶺/文】

2010.06.17 03:28 am

He is very gentle, but he cannot stand any false kindness; he emphasizes individualism, though in daily life he needs his friends very much … His unique personality highlights exactly the kind of character that is so extremely rare among Chinese intellectuals …

Er ist ein sanfter Mensch und kann doch faule Kompromisse nicht ertragen. Er tritt für die Freiheit des Individiums ein und ist doch im täglichen Leben sehr stark auf seine Freunde angewiesen. Sein eigenwilliger Charakter ist gerade unter chinesischen Intellektuellen sehr selten und kostbar…

他喜歡溫和,卻又無法容忍平庸的溫和,他強調個體,可在日常生活中他又如此地需要朋友……他獨特的個性恰恰反襯了中國知識分子極其缺乏個性……

Author’s comment:

This text has been modified. I first wrote it in New York in June 1989, after the June Fourth crackdown, and after I heard that Liu Xiaobo had been arrested in Beijing. I had to vent my feelings. The Liu Xiaobo in this article is my very personal Liu Xiaobo from over 20 years ago.

Read on …

英語報紙:In English:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2010/11/02/2003487492

德國報紙 Auf Deutsch:
http://www.faz.net/s/Rub117C535CDF414415BB243B181B8B60AE/Doc~E3AB4F19D97FC404CB097C726A204806D~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html
西班牙報紙 En español:
http://www.abc.es/20101010/internacional/xiaobo-1989-ahora-20101010.html

挪威諾貝爾委會 Noble Comittee Communique
https://docs.google.com/View?id=dc7f6bh9_884dj3m7sfh
中國留學生 Chinese students abroad
http://www.dailyillini.com/blogs/different-perspectives/2010/10/31/chinese-illini-not-sure-how-to-feel-about-chinas-first-nobel
王超華 Wang Chaohua
http://www.thechinabeat.org/?p=2793


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