Posthumous Sons – LiuKexiang

刘克襄-《遗腹子》

一八九〇年,……

 

一九一五年,遗腹子陈念中

喜欢讲中文,战死于噍吧年

一九五一年,遗腹子陈立台

喜欢讲闽南语,自戕于一个小岛

 

一九八〇年,遗腹子陈合一

喜欢讲英文,病殁于异地

 

二〇一〇年,遗腹子……

 

Posthumous Sons

LiuKexiang

1890…

 

1915,posthumous son, Remember-China Chen,

 

Who liked to speak in Chinese, died in the fighting at Tapani1

 

1951,posthumous son, Establish-Taiwan Chen,

Who liked to speak in Taiwanese, took his own life on a small island

 

1980,posthumous son, Unity Chen,

Who liked to speak in English, succumbed to illness in a foreign land

 

2010,posthumous son…

 

1.Tapani is a place near Tainan in southwestern Taiwan where many were killedduring a 1915 uprising against Japanese colonial authorities.

 

(Andrea Lingenfelter 译)

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