专八题目:

Should We Return to Complex Chinese Characters?
专八范文:
As one famous professor stated,“One can onlyappreciate the beauty of ancient Chinese literaturethroughthe complex Chinese characters.” What theprofessor wants to convey is that complex Chinesecharacters are manifestation of traditional Chineseaesthetics. However, since the foundation of thePRC, China began to adopt simplified Chinesecharacters, so that illiteracy can be more easily eliminated.
一位著名教授曾经说过,”中国古代文学的美丽只有通过繁体字才能呈现。”这位教授所说的是繁体字代表了传统中文的美学。但是,自从中华人民共和国建立以来,中国开始使用简体字,这样,文盲现象将会消失。
 
Undoubtedly, the introduction of simplified Chinese characters contributes to China’smodernization. Sowhen a member of the national committee of CPPCC proposed that weshould return to Complex Chinese Characters, ongoing debates ensued with vehemence.Personally, it is impractical to return to Complex Chinese Characters, but individuals canvoluntarily make efforts to know Complex Chinese Characters.
无可否认,简体字的引进促进了中国的现代化建设。所以,当中国人民政治协商会议成员提出要回归繁体字时,人们开始了议论之声。我个人认为,回归繁体字是不现实的,但是,我们个人可以学习繁字体。
 
Firstly, since the simplified characters have played an indispensable role in people’s lives, wewill have to pay the price if we return to Complex Chinese Characters. To be specific,education administration has to bear the burden of changing textbooks; the corporateworld will have to change their advertisements, contracts and other documents; thegovernment has to change their seals, documents, agreements and treaties with foreignnations. Of course there are other costs resulting from the return to Complex ChineseCharacters. But the question lies in who are willing to bear the costs. In some impoverishedareas,many families can not afford to receive education; when the global economy is reducedto a slow-down,the corporate world is making efforts to cut costs. Therefore, I perceivethe policy of returning to Complex Chinese Characters will trigger oppositions from the public.
第一,简体字在人们生活中扮演了重要的地位,如果我们回归到了繁体字来,那么我们就将为此次付出代价。具体来说,教育部不得不承受更换教科书的压力,企业将更换他们的广告,合同,以及其他一些文件;政府将要更换他们的印章、文件,以及与国外签订的合同和协议。当然,回归繁体字还有许多其他代价。但是问题是谁将会来承担这样的代价。在一些贫困地区,一些家庭无法接受教育,当全球经济变缓时,企业将减少消费。所以,我认为回归繁体字会得到大众的反对。
 
Secondly, considering the amount of complex Chinese characters, can all the Chinese learnto recognize them overnight? While students have the time to learn Complex ChineseCharacters, what about people in other domains? The corporate world can not afford tointerrupt their business, government officials and civil servants can not be distracted fromrunning our country, doctors and nurses have to be at work in case that emergency arises,to list three typical domains that will be affected by the policy.
第二,考虑到繁体字的数量,人们是否能够在一夜之间熟知所有的繁体字?学生有时间学习,但是那些在其他领域工作的人呢?企业不能影响自己的生意,政府和公务员也忙于治理国家,医生和护士还在治病救人,我列举了三类将会受到影响的领域。
 
Admittedly, returning to Complex Chinese Characters will help preserve traditional Chineseculture. WhenChina becomes more involved in the world, western cultures, especiallyAmerican culture, have influenced Chinese people at an unprecedented level. Many youngpeople look to learning foreign culture as fashionable. However, the obvious benefits cannot make us embrace the policy with open arms, for we should also bear in mind whether thepolicy is feasible.
无可否认,回归繁体字将会帮助我们保护传统文化。中国与世界的距离越来越近,西方文化,特别是美国文化,已经影响到了中国文化,这样的程度是我们没有想到的。许多年轻人认为学习外国文化是一种时尚,但是,给予我们的好处却无法让我们接受这一政策,我们也应该考虑这样的政策是否可行。