November 10, 2022

Chinese Classics : A Matching Exercise


Sun Tzu

You will find a matching exercise below where you must match the titles of old Chinese books with their authors, and then match the titles and authors with their English translations, too.
Scroll down to the solutions if you get stuck, then try the exercise again a few hours later.

Chinese Classics

English translations of the titles

Dream of the Red Chamber
Journey to the West
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Spring and Autumn Annals
Tao Te Ching
The Art of War
The Plum in the Golden Vase
The Scholars
Water Margin

Authors (in English)

Cao Xueqin
Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng
Luo Guanzhong
Shi Nai'an
Sun Tzu
Wu Cheng'en
Wu Jingzi

Solution below

三国演义 (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) 罗贯中 (Luo Guanzhong)
水浒传 (Water Margin) 施耐庵 (Shi Nai'an)
西游记 (Journey to the West)  吴承恩 (Wu Cheng'en)
金瓶梅 (The Plum in the Golden Vase)  兰陵笑笑生 (Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng)
红楼梦 (Dream of the Red Chamber) 曹雪芹 (Cao Xueqin)
儒林外史 (The Scholars) 吴敬梓 (Wu Jingzi)
孙子兵法 (The Art of War) 孙子 (Sun Tzu)
道德经 (Tao Te Ching) 老子 (Laozi)
春秋 (Spring and Autumn Annals) 孔子 (Confucius)