Students will select a passage (no shorter than 250 chinese

 

Students will select a passage (no shorter than 250 Chinese characters) from any of the texts introduced in class and conduct a close grammatical and textual analysis through annotating and translating the text. While references to existing translations are allowed, blindly following them is to be avoided. Any critiques and corrections should be noted and incorporated into the report.

④ For now, I would recommend “桃花源记” for you to analyze, and absolutely you can choose your own that works better for you.

⑤ Just let me know if you want your own, but the text has to be chosen from texts offered in my course. And i can give you the list of texts if you want.

⑥ Here is the full text of “桃花源记” in modern chinese, and you can find classical version on google if you want~

晋太元中,武陵人捕鱼为业。缘溪行,忘路之远近。忽逢桃花林,夹岸数百步,中无杂树,芳草鲜美,落英缤纷。渔人甚异之。复前行,欲穷其林。
林尽水源,便得一山,山有小口,仿佛若有光。便舍船,从口入。初极狭,才通人。复行数十步,豁然开朗。土地平旷,屋舍俨然,有良田美池桑竹之属。阡陌交通,鸡犬相闻。其中往来种作,男女衣着,悉如外人。黄发垂髫,并怡然自乐。
见渔人,乃大惊,问所从来。具答之。便要还家,设酒杀鸡作食。村中闻有此人,咸来问讯。自云先世避秦时乱,率妻子邑人来此绝境,不复出焉,遂与外人间隔。问今是何世,乃不知有汉,无论魏晋。此人一一为具言所闻,皆叹惋。余人各复延至其家,皆出酒食。停数日,辞去。此中人语云:“不足为外人道也。”