Uni­ver­sity in­vites scholar to share writ­ing tips

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY BRIAN LIN

Da-Yeh Uni­ver­sity in­vited au­thor Wu Sheng to share his ex­pe­ri­ences on writ­ing lit­er­a­ture. Wu made his speech to a gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion course ti­tled: “Lit­er­a­ture and Grief Ther­apy.” The au­thor en­cour­aged the stu­dents to live pas­sion­ately while stat­ing that so­cial car­ing pro­vides the power to push writ­ers.

Wu stated: “Lit­er­a­ture has con­trib­uted some­thing to me, and not the other way around.”

Wu said he started read­ing lit­er­a­ture in ju­nior high school, and fell in love with the world of lit­er­a­ture, which also ig­nited his pas­sion for writ­ing. That pas­sion has taken him on a jour­ney for 50 years. Wu be­lieves that ev­ery writer has to have his or her own in­ner world.

In re­cent years, Wu has turned his at­ten­tion to en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion. He set ex­am­ples by plant­ing nu­mer­ous trees around his home. Wu said that plant­ing plants can de­crease the amount of green­house gases in the at­mos­phere. He also says that peo­ple use con­crete walls to limit the growth of trees, which is sad be­cause it pre­vents the trees from grow­ing cor­rectly. An in­struc­tor at the uni­ver­sity stated that she would also like to in­vite Wu to speak to her class, so that her stu­dents can know more about the power of lit­er­a­ture.

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