Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners (Level 3 Historical Stories) 8: The Story of Kingdom Yue

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Author: Chen Xianchun;
Format: Books;
Page: 99
Publication Date: 12/2017
ISBN: 9787561951385
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Usage Advice: Asan extracurricular reading material or an in-class extensive reading material

The series Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners is composed of 50 books, divided into three subseries, namely folktales, literary stories and historical stories, corresponding to Levels 1-3 respectively. The rich and fun content and easy-to-understand language makes it easy for everyone, whether they are foreigners learning Chinese, children with parents of Chinese origin, ethnic minority students of the Chinese language, or even primary school students in China, to read this series. It enables the readers to gradually improve their Chinese reading skills and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture by reading and enjoying stories.
The subseries “Historical Stories” is composed of 20 books based on the history of the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period between 770 BC and 202 BC. On the basis of the historical records in Commentary of Zuo, Records of the Grand Historian, Discourses of the States, and Strategies of the Warring States, each book is given a number according to the chronological order, and readers can read the books in order.
The Story of Kingdom Yue tells the story of how Goujian, the King of Yue during the Spring and Autumn period, avenged Kingdom Wu after enduring tremendous hardships such as sleeping on the brushwood and tasting the gall.

About the Author
Ms. Chen Xianchun is a professor at Beijing Language and Culture University who has engaged in the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language since 1975, equipped with rich Chinese teaching experience. Professor Chen has made profound research into the teaching of Chinese reading and has published, in addition to more than 20 academic papers, many monographs and textbooks such as Teaching Reading and PsychologyTypical Characters and Events in Chinese CultureA Primer on Modern Chinese ReadingAn Intensive Chinese Course, and Read This Way.
 

Table of Contents

吴王夫差/1
夫椒之战/11
勾践为奴/21
九死一生/31
范蠡和文种/41
卧薪尝胆/55
西施误国/69
不顾国情/73
吴国灭亡/81
生词表/91
附录:第三级1200字表/93

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去吴国的两条船准备好了,就停在码头上。
勾践低着头,带着夫人默默地上了第一条船,他们都穿着奴仆的衣服。随后,范蠡也上了这条船,他也穿着奴仆的衣服。
越国的大臣和老百姓们纷纷来到码头边送行,他们默默地望着勾践夫妇,都很悲伤,眼中含着泪水,不知道说什么好。
真想不到啊,越王要去给吴王当奴仆!这真是越国人的耻辱。
忽然,不知谁喊了一句:“大王,您一定要好好回来呀,我们等着您。”
听到这句话,很多人哭出了声,人们都跪倒在岸上。
“开船!”范蠡对船夫说。
船离开了码头,渐渐地远去了,后面跟着一条大船。文种在这条大船上,那里面装着越国送给吴王和伯嚭的财宝,以及越国的美女。越国人知道,要是舍不得讨好吴王,行贿伯嚭,勾践就很难平安回来,所以他们舍得拿出好东西。
“人都怕死,可是,我现在宁愿死。”勾践叹着气。
“大王,死很容易。可是为了越国,您不能死。刚才,您没听老百姓说,他们都等着您好好回去吗?”范蠡劝他。
“可是,难哪!”勾践说。
“只要您能忍受屈辱,就不难。”
“唉,怎么能忍受得了这样的屈辱呢?”
“大王,您心里要想着复国、报仇,要念念不忘。忍受屈辱为了什么?是为了明天,为了明天我们能报仇。”
Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners (Level 3 Historical Stories) 8: The Story of Kingdom Yue
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