3.2 Viruses Can Never Keep Away Love – Chapter 3 True friendship in the time of epidemic

3.2 Viruses Can Never Keep Away Love – Chapter 3 True friendship in the time of epidemic

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Book title: Battling the Virus: Witnessing China Combating COVID-19
Series name: Transcultural experiences with ‘three eyes’ series Vol. 5
Series Editors: Lixing Chen and Xiangqun Chang
Editor: LIU Li
Language: English and Chinese
Numbers of page: 220
Colour: Colour
Publisher: London: Global Century Press; Nanchang: Jiangxi Education Publishing House
Publishing date: 2020
Product Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
ISBN 978-1-910334-91-1 (English paperback); ISBN 978-1-910334-90-4 (Chinese paperback)
Price: Paperback £30.99; E-version £20.99; Single chapter £10.00; Dual language information £0.00

Let’s take the timeline back to January 24, 2020. On that day, when I heard a knock at the door, I opened the door and saw the aunt living downstairs who had invited us to eat Chinese dumplings at her home on the Spring Festival Eve last week. But right now, she was wearing a mask, telling me the invitation was cancelled. She also asked my son Musschen to fetch some dishes she had made. She said that the government had taken measures for the prevention of Class A infectious diseases and reminded us to stay at home during this Spring Festival and not to take part in any gathering. At that moment, a strong jolt of frustration struck me as I knew how much the reunion dinner means for Chinese people. However, under the impact of COVID-19, “I the festive ambience was gone with the cancelling of all the gatherings, dinner parties and mutual visits between relatives and friends. This Spring Festival then became a quiet Spring Festival, when every family member stayed at home to echo the call of the government. “Even if all Chinese people keep themselves at home in this Spring Festival to keep away viruses, love has never been kept away.” I was very impressed as they patiently kept themselves at home for the safety and health of their friend, all Chinese people and all people of the world despite the paramount importance of the Spring Festival. I was also impressed by their coordination, which was an expression of love for their own country.

By Mohadeseh Barzegar Bafrouei (Iran)

DOI https://doi.org/10.24103/TETE5.en.2020.3.2 Crossref

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About the author 
Mohadeseh Barzegar Bafrouei is an Iranian doctoral student of MTCSOL at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). On January 2019, her family was honoured as the “Most Beautiful Family of Beijing.” She has translated two Chinese- language Books: Maritime Expeditions of Zheng He and Whirlwind Boy, into Persian. During China’s battle against COVID-19, she stayed in Beijing and organized Iranian families in Beijing to make videos in support of China.

About the editor
Professor Liu Li is President of Beijing Language and Culture University and specializes in the teaching and research of ancient Chinese, Chinese grammar and history of Chinese grammar and vocabulary. He is the author of the following books: Selected Notes of Mozi (2008), Zuo Zhuan Annotation (2007), Revised Edition of Tang Articles (2002), Research on Pre-Qin Chinese Auxiliary Verbs (2000), General Principles of Chinese Grammar (1999), Answers to Phonology (1998), Understanding Texts and Words (1991), and over 50 journal articles.

About the book series
This is the fifth book in the Transcultural Experiences with ‘Three Eyes’ book series, edited jointly by Lixing Chen, Professor of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, and former President of Japan-China Sociological Society, Japan and Xiangqun Chang, President of Global China Academy and Honorary Professor of University College London, UK. It is published by Global Century Press from 2017.

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This book is published jointly by Global Century Press (GCP) and Jiangxi Education Publishing House (JXEPH). GCP is a UK-based publisher dedicated to publishing social scientific and humanities academic and popular books bilingually in a global context. Founded in 1985, JXEPH is one of China’s leading education publishing houses. JXEPH is familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, school and college textbooks, workbooks, materials for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, dictionaries and reference books, literary works, children’s books and periodicals.

This book is edited by Professor LIU Li and written by 20 non-Chinese friends in China.

Contents

Preface
General Preface by Lixing Chen and Xiangqun Chang
Preface
Chapter 1 COVID-19 outbreak in my eyes
1.1 Blessings from Ambassadors to China
1.2 Fighting Epidemic, Against the Common Enemy of All Mankind by Leela Mani Paudyal (Nepal)
1.3 China’s Super high Speed of Building the Huoshenshan Hospital by Jawad Ahmed (Pakistan)
Chapter 2 Letters on Epidemic  
2.1 The Sun Always Shines After the Rain by Ennis (Tunisia)
2.2 This is Also My Fight by Felicia Nina Gherman (Romania)
2.3 Call for Conscience by Patric Sadi (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
2.4 I’m Fine in Wuhan by Edward Gawne (UK)
2.5 Let Me Record This Disaster by Mark Levine (USA)
2.6 A Friend in Need Is a Friend Indeed by WU Baoqiang (Cambodia)
2.7 Moving Ahead Together, No Matter Rain or Shine by Bushra Naz (Pakistan)
2.8 China, I’m with You by Malone (Afghanistan)
2.9 Becoming Part of China’s Fight Against the Epidemic by Zihan Zhang (Italy)
Chapter 3 True friendship in the time of epidemic 
3.1 My Application for Fighting the COVID-19 in China by Glele Aho Letonhan R.G (The Republic of Benin)
3.2 Viruses Can Never Keep Away Love by Mohadeseh Barzegar Bafrouei (Iran)
3.3 Let’s Tell the World What We Experienced by WANG Xiao (Egypt)
3.4 Be an Anti-epidemic Volunteer By Muhammad Sultan Irshad (Pakistan)
3.5 Combating COVID-19: My Own Story By Camilo Restrepo (Colombia)
3.6 Don’t Believe Rumours! By Muhammad Hassan (Sudan)
3.7 Fighting Against Virus in Love City by Sriyani (Sri Lanka)
3.8 Stay Strong, Wuhan! By Kiran Gautam (Nepal)
3.9 China’s Spirit in Fighting Against COVID-19 by Ehizuelen Michael Mitchell Omoruyi (South African)
3.10 Victory Must Be Yours by Ekaterina Kryukova (Russia)
Dual language additions from Global Century Press
1 About the book
1.1 Abstract and the author
1.2 Table of contents
1.3 About the book series and other books in this series
2 More from Global Century Press
2.1 GCP style rules for rendering Chinese-English dual languages
2.2 GCP style rules for Chinese names
2.3 Examples of other book series
2.4 Journals and periodicals