A Guide to Wenli Styles and Chinese Ideals; Essays, Edicts, Proclamations, Memorials, Letters, Documents, Inscriptions, Commercial Papers, Chinese T

A Guide to Wenli Styles and Chinese Ideals; Essays, Edicts, Proclamations, Memorials, Letters, Documents, Inscriptions, Commercial Papers, Chinese T

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... and true. You will be a great and useful man if you do so. We do not want you to learn the arrogance of a pedant or the strange ways of the foreigner. As a guide to self-culture, there can be no better lesson than the three self-examinations of Cheng Tzu. When you are on your bed, you should apply his methods to think over what you have done and said, and find out how much there is wrong, and record them. At first you will find very few wrong deeds or words of which you may be conscious; but later on, you will find so many faults that you cannot hide them. However you must not despise yourself and be discouraged. After one month or so you will find they will become fewer. IV. Study. If you have the square collar and slouching gait, who does not know you have the air of a student? But few are they who know all the things of ancient and modern times, of East and West, that are beneficial and useful to the world. Scholars, therefore, everywhere have the reputation of being useless persons. Daring these times of change, when foreign powers are pressing on every hand, if we do not pay attention to the literature of other nations, we cannot thoroughly I-RY Ask for advice on methods of culture and study. Also means ask for appointment to duty op fft. 2. H, Mn a verb. 3. fi flg Haughty: arrogant. Tai=like, -ly.-I. jfg S To mnell as Mongols.lo, of fat and mutton. To taste of fish. 5. ft & % To act slovenly, carelessly Stands for speech and action. 6. flR 3# 58?J & $ The square collar and slow walk of the old literati. 7. l =ift. understand that of one. But western learning produces thousands of new publications every year, such as works on sound, light, chemistry, electricity, science, mathematics; the compilations on..."show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511018
  • 9781236511010