sam_wong wrote:archylgp wrote:@John Yu -- that's impressive. I'm going to start reading 射鵰英雄傳. We'll see how it goes.
@Sam -- I tried to read 三國演義 once. I didn't get very far, though. These days I've been going through the 詩經 one by one. I find that enjoyable. I read 衡門 last night. It's interesting to think about the moral point in song (?) that was written during the Eastern Zhou dynasty is still true today -- that is, why use "expensive things" when "simple things" work just as well.
I think 三國演義 not hard.
Taiwan student study in junior high school.
But many many people in 三國.
So hard to remember who is who side, who kill who, who do what.
But too much good story, very exciting, everyone Thailand love this book.
Yeah -- I just didn't find it that interesting. I ended up reading 李方桂's 上古音研究 instead. To really understand that book is hard, but not because of the language. Like I mentioned before, I'm enjoying the 詩經 now. Another book I'm reading now is 五十年來中國國語運動史 by 方師鐸. Most people will find it boring, though. I like adventure stories so I'm going to start Jin Yong's 射鵰英雄傳 tonight/tomorrow...