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昂山素季获诺贝尔和平奖演讲中英文全文

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昂山素季1945年6月19日出生于缅甸仰光,著名的提倡以非暴力推动缅甸民主化的政治家。1991年,昂山素季获得了诺贝尔和平奖。她无法亲自前往挪威领奖,只好让儿子代替自己发表了答词。这份答词中引述了昂山素季的名言:“在缅甸追求民主,是一国民作为世界大家庭中自由与平等的成员,过一种充实全面、富有意义的生活的斗争。它是永不停止的人类努力的一部分,以此证明人的精神能够超越他自然属性的瑕疵。”她将诺贝尔和平奖的130万美元奖金交付信托,用于缅甸人民的健康与教育。 2012年6月17日,缅甸反对派领导人昂山素季抵达挪威,正式领取她在1991年获得的诺贝尔和平奖,并发表获奖演说。挪威诺贝尔委员会将诺贝尔和平奖授予昂山素季,向这位女性不屈不挠的努力表示敬意。


以下是昂山素季获奖演讲中英文全文
Your Majesties, Your Royal Highness, Excellencies, Distinguished members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Dear Friends,

国王和王后陛下,王子殿下,阁下们,挪威诺贝尔委员会卓越的委员们,亲爱的朋友们:

Long years ago, sometimes it seems many lives ago, I was atOxfordlistening to the radio programme Desert Island Discs with my young son Alexander. It was a well-known programme (for all I know it still continues) on which famous people from all walks of life were invited to talk about the eight discs, the one book beside the bible and the complete works of Shakespeare, and the one luxury item they would wish to have with them were they to be marooned on a desert island. At the end of the programme, which we had both enjoyed, Alexander asked me if I thought I might ever be invited to speak on Desert Island Discs. “Why not?” I responded lightly. Since he knew that in general only celebrities took part in the programme he proceeded to ask, with genuine interest, for what reason I thought I might be invited. I considered this for a moment and then answered: “Perhaps because I’d have won the Nobel Prize for literature,” and we both laughed. The prospect seemed pleasant but hardly probable.

多年以前,有时候回想起来,好象是多生多世以前,我在牛津同我的儿子亚历山大一起收听广播节目《荒岛唱片》。那是个非常著名的节目(我觉得它现在应该还在广播吧),邀请各行各业的名人来谈谈,当你身处在荒岛时想携带一件什么东西,是哪八张唱片,是除了圣经和莎士比亚全集之外的哪本书,还是哪一件奢侈品?当节目结束的时候,亚历山大和我都听得很开心。亚历山大问我是不是可能会上这个节目,我随口答道:“为什么不会呢?”因为他知道只有名人才可以上这个节目,就很真心的问我,如果我被邀请的话,是因为什么理由呢。我想了一会然后答道:“可能是我会得诺贝尔文学奖吧。”然后我们都笑了。这个前景看起来美好,但确实不太可能。

(I cannot now remember why I gave that answer, perhaps because I had recently read a book by a Nobel Laureate or perhaps because the Desert Island celebrity of that day had been a famous writer。)

(我现在记不起为什么我会说这么一个答案,可能是因为我那时候刚读了一本由诺贝尔文学奖得主写的书,或者是那天的名人正好是个著名作家。)

In 1989, when my late husband Michael Aris came to see me during my first term of house arrest, he told me that a friend, John Finnis, had nominated me for the Nobel Peace Prize. This time also I laughed. For an instant Michael looked amazed, then he realized why I was amused. The Nobel Peace Prize? A pleasant prospect, but quite improbable! So how did I feel when I was actually awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace? The question has been put to me many times and this is surely the most appropriate occasion on which to examine what the Nobel Prize means to me and what peace means to me.

1989年,当我第一次被软禁时,我的亡夫迈克尔•阿里斯来看我,他告诉我有个朋友约翰•菲尼斯提名我为诺贝尔奖候选人。那时候我也笑了。迈克尔忽然觉得很惊讶,然后他也明白为什么我会笑了。诺贝尔奖?这个愿望是很美好,但确实不太可能。那当我真的获得诺贝尔和平奖之后是什么感觉呢?这个问题让我想了很多次,这确实是个合适的时机来审视,诺贝尔奖对我意味着什么,和平又意味着什么。

As I have said repeatedly in many an interview, I heard the news that I had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on the radio one evening. It did not altogether come as a surprise because I had been mentioned as one of the frontrunners for the prize in a number of broadcasts during the previous week. While drafting this lecture, I have tried very hard to remember what my immediate reaction to the announcement of the award had been. I think, I can no longer be sure, it was something like: “Oh, so they’ve decided to give it to me。” It did not seem quite real because in a sense I did not feel myself to be quite real at that time.

就像我在访谈中多次说过的,有天晚上我听收音机时,得知我获得了诺贝尔和平奖。这并不令人惊讶,因为在之前一周,其他好多广播都说我是最有希望获奖的人之一。当我准备这篇演讲时,我努力地试图回忆当我得知获奖之后的第一反应是什么。我想,我不敢确定,大概是像:“哦,他们把奖给我了。”那种感觉并不很真实,因为那段时间我自己都不像是个真实的存在了。

Often during my days of house arrest it felt as though I were no longer a part of the real world. There was the house which was my world, there was the world of others who also were not free but who were together in prison as a community, and there was the world of the free; each was a different planet pursuing its own separate course in an indifferent universe. What the Nobel Peace Prize did was to draw me once again into the world of other human beings outside the isolated area in which I lived, to restore a sense of reality to me. This did not happen instantly, of course, but as the days and months went by and news of reactions to the award came over the airwaves, I began to understand the significance of the Nobel Prize. It had made me real once again; it had drawn me back into the wider human community. And what was more important, the Nobel Prize had drawn the attention of the world to the struggle for democracy and human rights inBurma. We were not going to be forgotten.

在我被软禁的期间,我常常感觉自己不是真实世界的一部分了。房子就是我的世界,那些同样不自由的人们也有他们的世界,他们在监狱里可以相互陪伴,那些自由的人们也有他们的世界;每个世界都像是个独立的星球,沿着各自的轨道在不同的孤独宇宙中默默运行。诺贝尔和平奖把我从孤立的世界拉回了和其他人一起的世界,让我重建起了现实感。当然这并不是突然发生的,而是花了几天,几个月,当各方对获奖的反应的新闻通过电波传到我这里时,我才开始理解诺贝尔奖的意义。它让我再次感到真实,把我拉回更广阔的人类社区。更重要的是,诺贝尔奖让全世界都关注缅甸的民主和人权运动,我们不会被忘记。的人类社区。更重要的是,诺贝尔奖让全世界都关注缅甸的民主和人权运动,我们不会被忘记。

To be forgotten. The French say that to part is to die a little. To be forgotten too is to die a little. It is to lose some of the links that anchor us to the rest of humanity. When I met Burmese migrant workers and refugees during my recent visit toThailand, many cried out: “Don’t forget us!” They meant: “don’t forget our plight, don’t forget to do what you can to help us, don’t forget we also belong to your world。” When the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to me they were recognizing that the oppressed and the isolated in Burma were also a part of the world, they were recognizing the oneness of humanity. So for me receiving the Nobel Peace Prize means personally extending my concerns for democracy and human rights beyond national borders. The Nobel Peace Prize opened up a door in my heart.

法国人说,离别,就是一部分的死亡。其实遗忘也是一部分的死亡。遗忘削弱了把我们凝聚成人类的纽带。我最近访问泰国时会见了缅甸的移民工人和难民,许多人哭泣道:“不要忘了我们!”他们是说:“不要忘记我们的困苦处境,不要忘记做你能做的来帮助我们,不要忘记我们同样属于你的世界。”当诺贝尔奖委员会授予我这项奖项时,他们也把那些被压迫和被孤立的缅甸看作世界的一部分,他们意识到人类的同一性。所以接受诺贝尔和平奖,就对我个人来说,使我对民主与人权的关切超越了国界。诺贝尔和平奖打开了我心中的一扇门。

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