Bin and Pang Juan were both apprentices of Guiguzi, but Sun was far more
talented than Pang. When Pang became a general of the State of Wei, he was
afraid that Sun would serve another state as a general, which would be a threat
to himself, so he lured Sun to Wei and had Sun’s feet chopped off. Later Sun
fled to the State of Qi and became the military counselor for Tian Ji. With Sun’s
help, Tian won two victories over Pang, which led to Pang’s suicide.
Xianchun is a professor at Beijing Language and Culture University who has
engaged in the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language since 1975, equipped
with rich Chinese teaching experience. Professor Chen has made profound
research into the teaching of Chinese reading and has published, in addition to
more than 20 academic papers, many monographs and textbooks such as Teaching
Reading and Psychology, Typical Characters and Events in Chinese
Culture, A Primer on Modern Chinese Reading, AnIntensive Chinese Course,
and Read This Way.