1988 / 7月
To the Editor:
Without a doubt, Sinorama is an outstanding magazine. Anyone who has thumbed through it is sure to be captivated.
I do, however, have a few suggestions to make. In the May 1988 issue of Sinorama it would have been a good idea to include a map of the Solomons with the article titled, "Eight Good Men in One Small Group: The R.O.C.'s Agricultural Team to the Solomons." In this way, readers interested in this article would not have been left with the feeling of being lost. I hope that in the future, as you report on various nations you will include a map and even more detailed geographical information. In this way, Sinorama's troop of reporters will be more successful as it spans the globe to report on the activities of the Chinese people.
Pek Khim Lee
Perak, West Malaysia
Thank you so much for your suggestion. We will certainly include more detailed maps and information in later issues for your reference.
To the Editor:
Greetings! I am a long time reader of Sinorama. Over the years I have come to understand a lot about the R.O.C.
Besides being pleased with the detailed reports, I'm even more pleased with the exquisite photos. I'd like to express my gratitude to each and every photographer--Thank You! I can sense that every photo must be the result of a lot of hard work by the photographers so I keep every issue.
I was almost moved to tears after reading the cover story in the May issue, "Choo-Choo Bye-Bye." The two sentences the writer, Chen Kwe-fang, wrote as she represented the train, "Although I know we won't meet again, I still want to say, 'Take care.' Bye-bye!" are very moving.
Also, may I request a copy of the photos from "Wild Ducks Pay a Visit From Afar," in the April issue, as well as "Choo-Choo Bye-Bye," and "Floral Vessels Filled with Spring" in the May issue? Thank you!
Su Ai Chu
Your admiration and praise of Sinorama's contents have given us much encouragement. Thank you!
Since we are not prepared to supply our readers with photos from special features, please accept an additional copy of the April and May issues instead.
I sent the Sinorama reader's questionnaire out a few days ago. I'm an artist living in Nara, and often read Sinorama in the library.
In the January 1988 issue, your magazine carried a story called, "Sun Chao--Artist of Fire." I told the story of Sun Chao to a friend, who is also an artist who does work in porcelain, and he was truly touched.
Can Sun Chao's works be seen in the National Palace Museum? If possible, could you give me Sun Chao's address? In the future, when I go to Taiwan I would like to see the outstanding works of Chinese porcelain.
It's said that there are artists in China and Japan who are skilled at making the two forms of crystal glaze known as yao pien (dazzling changes) and yuti (oil spot). The technique of making the crystal glaze, however, has not been made known to the public.
Sun Chao's works are displayed in Taipei. You may contact Mr. Sun at the following address: No. 32-1 Tienhsin Rd., Hsinghwa Village, Sanchih Town, Taipei County. Tel. (02) 637-1220
Recently, other magazines have reported on the many factories from Taiwan which have prospered by direct investments in the U.S. and Asian countries. Could I request that Sinorama also include such reports? Thank you!
Sincerely, Chun-hsun Chen
At present, Sinorama is in the process of making plans to expand its Southeast Asian edition. As for your suggestion, we are making careful plans and will publish related material at an appropriate time.