# 65- Qin Shi Huang’s Centralism (Cont’d)

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English Excerpt:

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In the end , 460 scholars chose to die rather than betray their be- loved books. But many more brought their books to the First Emperor out of fear, and the fires burned day and night.

Chinese Translation:

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第 二 十 页dì èr shí yè

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第 一 段dì yī duàn

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In the end (末了), 460 scholars (学者) chose (选 择) to die rather than betray (出 卖) their be- loved (热 爱) books. But many more brought their books (奉 献) to the First Emperor out of fear (恐 怖), and the fires (火) burned day and night (日日夜夜)


Break-down sentences

1.末了,四百六十位学者情愿死亡而不愿出卖他门所热爱的书
= In the end , 460 scholars chose to die rather than betray their be- loved books
2.但是更多无数的学者因为恐惧秦始皇所下的命令, 立刻奉献上他门的书
= But many more brought their books to the First Emperor out of fear
3.而书并被日日夜夜的燃烧
= and the fires burned day and night


Vocabulary

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1. In the end = 末了mò liǎo

2. scholars = 学者 xué zhě

3. chose = 选择xuǎn zé

4. betray = 出卖chū mài

5. beloved = 热爱 rè ài

6. fear = 恐怖kǒng bù

7. fires = 火huǒ

8. day and night = 日日rì rì 夜夜yè yè

day =日 rì
night= 夜 yè