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考證
kao3zheng4

textual verification
苦刑
ku3xing2

torture(noun)
強迫
qiang3po4

to force/compel
不可理喻
bu4ke3li3yu4

unreasonable, doesn't listen to reason
優劣
you1lie4

positive/negative
世道人心
shi4dao4ren2xin1

the mentality and behaviour of people in society
傳奇
chuan2qi2

a form of short stories popular in the Tang dynasty
話本
hua4ben3

traditional vernacular short stories
雜劇
za2ju4

traditional Chinese operatic drama of Yuan dynasty
章回小說
zhang1hui2xiao3shuo1

the trad. vernacular novel, divided into chapters
彈詞
tan2ci2

rhymed stories sung to musical accompaniment
皮黃
pi2huang2

peking opera tunes
起源
qi3yuan2

origin root
佛經
fo2jing1

buddhist sutras
獎善懲惡
jiang3shan4cheng2e4

to reward the good and punish the bad
說書
shuo1shu1

traditional professional storytelling
腳本
jiao3ben3

script (for a play)
聽眾
ting1zhong4

listeners(audience)
淺顯
qian3xian3

clear, easy to understand
人物
ren2wu4

characters (in a novel, play etc)
交代(待)
jiao1dai4

1. explain
2. account for
3. confess
4. assign a chore (to a subordinate)
包羅萬象
bao1luo2 wan4xiang4

many different kinds (inclusive of everything)
表揚
biao3yang2

publicly praise
忠孝節義
zhong1xiao4jie2yi4

loyalty, filiality, integrity, and honor (between friends)
報應
bao4ying4

retribution
因果報應
bin1guo3bao4ying4

recompense and retribution, karma
quan4

urge, persuade, advise
行善
xing2shan4

to do good deeds
色情
se4qing2

pornographic, licentious

alternate: 情色 (sounds higher class??)
效果
xiao4guo3

effect, efficacy
經書
jing1shu1

the classics
正史
zheng4shi3

official history (as opposed to legends, etc.)
少之又少
shao3zhi1you4shao3

rare, scarce
倫理
lun2li3

ethics
理學
li3xue2

Neo-Confucianism
份子(分)
fen4zi

member of a group, or society
呆板
dai1ban3

staid, dull
近乎
jin4hu1

close to, almost
公式
gong1shi4

formula
獨到之處
du2dao4zhi1chi4

uniqueness, distinctiveness
地點
di4dian3

site, location, place
順序
順序

sequence
平鋪直敘
ping2pu1zhi2xu4

straightforward factual description (lacking in artistry)
沒頭沒腦
mei2tou2mei2nao3

(utter or do something) abruptly or without rhyme or reason, inexplicably
半路殺出一個程咬金來
ban4lu4 sha1chu1 yi2ge cheng2yao3jin1 lai2

a character suddenly pops up unexpectedly
突兀
tu2wu4

perplexed by an unexpected event happening
不僅
bu4jin3

not only
心思
xin1si1

thought, mental effort
造型
zao4xing2

a created form or image
挖空心思
wa1kong1xin1si1

to cudgel one's brians (for an explanation, etc.)
愧色
kui4se4

shameful face
平劇
ping2ju4

peking opera
臉譜
lian3pu3

painted opera faces (with certain patterns)
模稜兩可
mo2leng2liang3ke3

equivocal, ambiguous
人格
ren2ge2

(personal) character
對比
dui4bi3

contrast
強烈
qiang2lie4

intense, severe
是非
shi4fei1

right and wrong
正義
zheng4yi4

justice, righteousness
取材
qu3cai2

to select material (for a work of literature, art)
獨創新意
du2chuang4xin1yi4

create something new
一v再v
yi1 zai4

to do something again and again
演義
yan3yi4

romance (novel with mixture of history and fiction)
zhuan4

biography, "story" or sage (in historical novels)
水滸傳
shui3hu3zhuan4

The Water Margin
衡量
heng2liang2

to measure/weigh
抄襲
chao1xi2

plagarize
嫌疑
xian2yi2

suspicion (negative)
集體
ji2ti3

collection/collective
創作
chuang4zuo4

to create (a work of literature or art)
遺產
yi2chan3

inheritance, legacy
大眾
da4zhong4

the masses
熟悉
shou2xi1

familiar with
共鳴
gong4ming2

resonance, sympathetic response
不謀而合
bu4mou2er2he2

(two or more persons) share the same view by coincidence
放我心有戚戚焉
fan4wo3xin1you3qi1qi1yan1

"I feel exactly the same way"
團員
tuan2yuan2

to reunite (esp. of family)