3.8 Stay Strong, Wuhan!- Chapter 3 True friendship in the time of epidemic

3.8 Stay Strong, Wuhan!- 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

COVID-19 can occur in any country, not just China. Therefore, discrimination shouldn’t be shown to Chinese people. But to our regrets, even after WHO made it clear COVID-19 would not cause serious harms like Ebola or SARS, many countries still chose to close border and cancelled flights from or to China even when the death rate was low. I can’t even imagine what our government will do if this epidemic happens in Nepal. In such a short time, no other country can build two hospitals with more than a thousand beds. The discrimination against Chinese people is so strong worldwide that some Chinese people have launched the “I’m Not a Virus” campaign. This has received strong support from people around the world. Although China has launched the emergency response mechanism at both the local and central levels and China has the courage and strength to overcome difficulties, there is still a necessity for other countries to express their support and sympathy for Chinese people. There are two reasons. Firstly, spiritual and material support from countries around the world will boost the morale of infected people and make them work together to achieve some breakthroughs in fighting the epidemic. Under such circumstances, dispatching medical experts and support teams by the government and civil society is a good start. Secondly, if this epidemic lasts for a long time, China’s economic losses will have global influence. As China makes the greatest contribution to global economic growth, this is not a good foreboding for global economy.

By Kiran Gautam (Nepal)

DOI https://doi.org/10.24103/TETE5.en.2020.3.8 Crossref

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About the author 
Kiran Gautam is from Nepal. At six, he already began publishing articles in newspapers, and since then, he has been writing sports columns. Engaged in the media industry for 23 years, he is now serving as General Manager of Nepal Contemporary Publishing Group and running the New Current Vernacular weekly and the monthly Nepal Post, both of which have websites on the Internet. He is committed to translating Chinese books into Nepalese.

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