林語堂 Lin Yutang

 

林語堂 

林語堂(1895-1976),出生于中國福建一個基督教家庭。生性樂觀的父親賦予了他幽默、風趣的個性特徴,好學卻早逝的姐姐給了他孜孜以求的情感動力。大學畢業后,林語堂曾在中國著名的學府——清華大學任教,並獲得了美國哈佛大學文學碩士學位和德國萊比錫大學語言學博士學位。回國后,這位“兩腳踏東西文化,一心評宇宙文章”的語言大師在多所著名文科學府任教。林語堂一生著作等身,他提倡“以自我為中心,以閑适為格調”的小品文,創造了語言詼諧、諷喻犀利的“雨絲体”散文,被稱爲“幽默大師”。 

時長:23分鐘 

 

  

 

 

Lin Yutang

Lin Yutang (1895-1976) was born into a Christian family in Fujian Province, China. His father, an optimistic man, granted him a humorous personality; and from his second eldest sister, who died young, Lin Yutang gained a passion for learning. After graduating from university, Lin Yutang served as a professor at one of China’s most well-known institutes of learning, Tsinghua University. He went on to receive his Master of Arts from Harvard University in the United States, and his doctorate in linguistics from the University of Leipzig, Germany. After returning to China, Lin Yutang, a language master “with a firm grasp of both Chinese and Western cultures and a devotion to reviewing articles from around the world”, served as a professor at many famous universities of liberal arts. Lin Yutang wrote a great number of works in his life. He advocated inward-looking essays with a leisurely and comfortable style, and created the Yusi-style essays featuring humorous and allegorical language. Hence, he was known as the “Master of Humor”.

Duration: 23 min