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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Classic Chinese Novels I

Lesson from the Shenzhen Daily:
http://szdaily.sznews.com/html/2012-12/03/content_2299793.htm

Practice the conversation; study the vocabulary; then discuss the questions with a friend in English.

Questions:
1. Are there other works in your culture that have inspired art, music, films, and TV shows, as these great works have in China?
2. The heroes in "The Water Margin" are good guys--but outlaws. Mark mentions "Robin Hood" as being similar. Can you think of other stories in your culture where "bad guys" are "good guys"?
3. In "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms," the three friends swear to support each other in a peach grove. What is the importance of loyalty in your culture?

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