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A Tale of the Fountain of the Peach Blossom Spring
In the year of Taiyuan of the Jin Dynasty, there lived a man in Wuling jun whoearned his living by fishing. One day, he rowed his boat along a stream,unaware of how far he had gone when all of a sudden, he found himself in themidst of a wood full of peach blossoms. The wood extended several hundredfootsteps along both banks of the stream. There were no trees of other kinds.The lush grass was fresh and beautiful and peach petals fell in riotousprofusion. The fisherman was so curious that he rowed on, in hopes ofdiscovering where the trees ended.
At the end of the wood was the fountainhead of the stream. The fisherman behelda hill, with a small opening from which issued a glimmer of light. He steppedashore to explore the crevice. His first steps took him into a passage thataccommodated only the width of one person. After he progressed about scores ofpaces, it suddenly widened into an open field. The land was flat and spacious.There were houses arranged in good order with fertilefields, beautiful ponds, bamboo groves, mulberry trees and paths crisscrossingthe fields in all directions. The crowing of cocks and the barking of dogs werewithin everyone's earshot. In the fields the villagers were busy with farmwork. Men and women were dressed like people outside. They all, old and young,appeared happy.
They were surprised at seeing the fisherman, who, being asked where he camefrom, answered their every question. Then they invited him to visit theirhomes, killed chickens, and served wine to entertain him. As the words of hisarrival spread, the entire village turned out to greet him. They told him thattheir ancestors had come to this isolated haven, bringing their families andthe village people, to escape from the turmoil during the Qin Dynasty and thatfrom then onwards, they had been cut off from the outside world. They werecurious to know what dynasty it was now. They did not know the Han Dynasty, notto mention the Wei and the Jin dynasties. The fisherman told them all thethings they wanted to know. They sighed. The villagers offered him one feastafter another. They entertained him with wine and delicious food. After severaldays, the fisherman took his leave. The village people entreated him not to letothers know of their existence.
Once out, the fisherman found his boat and rowed homeward, leaving marks allthe way. When he came back to the jun, he reported his adventure to theprefect, who immediately sent people to look for the place, with the fishermanas a guide. However, the marks he had left could no longer be found. They gotlost and could not find the way.
Liu Ziji of Nanyang jun , a learned scholar of high repute, was excited when heheard the fisherman's story. He devised a plan to find the village, but it wasnot carried out. Liu died soon afterwards, and after his death, no one elsemade any attempt to find it.
1. Taiyuan was the title of the reign of Emperor Xiaowu of the Eastern Jin Dynasty(376－396).
2. Wuling is today's Changde City, Hunan Province.
3. Nanyang is today's Nanyang City, Henan Province.
【题记】这是一首在全球华人圈子引起哄动的英文诗：给西方的诗——你究竟要我们怎样生存！相传此诗是出于纽约州立大学水牛城分校荣誉退休物理学教授 Duo-Liang Lin 之手。
What Do You Really Want from Us
When we were the Sick Man of Asia, we were called The Yellow Peril.
When we are billed to be the next Superpower, we are called The Threat.
When we closed our doors, you smuggled drugs to open markets.
When we embrace Free Trade, You blame us for taking away your jobs.
On New Year's Eve, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a New Year speech via China Radio International, China National Radio and China Central Television. The full text is as follows:
Time flies, Year 2014 is coming to an end and 2015 is approaching. At this turn of the year, I now extend my best wishes to people of all ethnic groups in China, to our compatriots from Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, to compatriots in Taiwan and overseas Chinese, as well as to friends in other countries and regions in the world.
一、 青春是一场远行，回不去了；青春是一场相逢，忘不掉了；青春是一场伤痛，来不及了。 Youth is a travel, can't go back. Youth is a meet, forget; Youth is a pain, too late.
二、 用新的希望开启每一天，释放掉不好的回忆，相信明天会更好。 Start everyday with a new hope, leave bad memories behind & have faith for a better tomorrow.
三、 不管阳光是否万顷琉璃，天空是否云净如洗…聆听远方天籁，声音回响大地随遇而安，笑看风云。 No matter if the sun don't shine, or if the skies are blue……From a distance there is harmony, and it echoes through the land. Let it be!! Just smile.
FORT KENT, , Maine — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.
Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Friday that Kaci Hickox must continue daily monitoring of her health but said there is no need to isolate her or restrict her movements because she has no symptoms and is therefore not contagious.
The judge also decried the "misconceptions, misinformation, bad science and bad information" circulating about the lethal disease in the U.S.