rev.qu.1blouis - Fall,2009 Chinese 252 Review Questions,...

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Fall, 2009 Chinese 252 Review Questions, Series 1, Part B 1. Of the following states, which four were not among the “central” states and were regarded by people of those states as semi-barbaric: Jìn, Qín , Ch ǔ , L , Qí, ǔ , Yuè , Zhèng, Sòng 2. What is the difference between the ancient and the modern meanings of the term “Zhōngguó?” Central plain, and middle country 3. When Chóng’ěr (Lord Wèn of Jìn or Jìn Wén-gōng) came to the state of Cāo, why did the wife of the Cāo officer Xī F Jī ǔ advise her husband to bring gifts of food and offers of service to Chóng’ěr? L 4. Who said the following to whom and why did he say it: “When the sovereign’s virtue is commendable and brilliant, the vessels, even if small, would be heavy; when the sovereign’s virtue is darkened and obscured, the vessels, even if large, would be light.” Wangsunman 5. There is a poem in the Book of Songs (‘Kio’ sings the oriole / As it lights on the thorn bush. ..) that describes the burial of the living with the dead at the funeral of a lord of the Spring and Autumn era. In what state did this take place and who was the lord? Qin Qin Mu-gong. 6. Once an officer had an audience with Ch Zhuāng-wá ǔ ng and said, “A strange bird has alighted in the land of Ch , ǔ that for three years has not been seen to fly, and for three years has not been heard to sing.” What was the officer talking about and why didn’t he use plainer language? Chu Zhuang-wang has an decree saying that anyone who dared to exhort should be executed. 7. Why did K ngz ǒ ǐ think that a system of ritual would result in a better society than a system of law? people will be more self-controlled in a system of ritual rather than a system of law. . 8. What is the relationship of Jiè Z Tuī ǐ to the Cold Food Festival ( Hānshíjié h )? Jiezitui was burnt to death on that day because of Chong’er’s fault 9. Who exhumed the corpse of a former king of Ch ǔ and gave it three hundred lashes; and why did he do this? Wu Zixu. Because the former king of Chu killed his father and brother. 10. According to legend, which of the hegemons showed a masterful understanding of political showmanship when he distributed fine wine to a group of hillbillies who had killed one of his fine horses and were in the process of devouring its flesh? Qin Mu-gong 11. Why did King Fúchāi order W Z Xū ǔ ǐ to commit suicide? Because fuchai thought Wu was plotting a rebellion. 12. In “Jìn Líng-gōng Was Not a True Ruler,” why does the court historian D ng H ǒ ǔ make an official notation that Zháo Dùn murdered his lord, even though it was knon that the assassin was a different individual? kB
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2011 for the course CHIN 252 taught by Professor Erichenry during the Fall '10 term at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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