September 26, 2000
翻譯步驟：1. 單字 2. 片語 3. 句構 4. 文意 5. 初譯 6. 改譯 7. 定稿
Translate the following into Chinese (試譯為中文)：
Confucius, the greatest sage of China, was an immense personality--sincere and profound. He was a learner and teacher, and almost all the Chinese students of the past twenty-five centuries and a great many of the present day have become his adherents. Whoever(=The man who) understands him adores him. Though he died a disappointed old man, yet his teachings have never been and will never be dead. High esteem and universal veneration for this great sage have made Confucianism the predominating influence in this country. The chief contribution of Confucianism is the training of human nature. It arouses the human pious emotions and sets up a definite type of life of which filial obedience and social obligation are the chief elements. Thus society is kept in good order, and the common welfare is developed in spite of the continuous political crisis and military disturbances during the past and at the past. The life of this great nation has been little affected. It is generally believed that our old civilization has preserved our liberty and independence for thousands of years.