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The spirit of the Chinese people with an essay on civilisation and anarchy by Hongming Gu

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Published by Commercial Press in Pkking [sic] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • China -- Civilization

Book details:

Edition Notes

Chinese title at head of t.p.

Statementby Ku Hung-ming.
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22914996M

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  In the early 20th century, there is a saying among the westerners: When you go to China, you can not visit Taihe Palace-Zhonghe Palace-Baohe Palace, but you must visit GuHongming.   This is the secret, the soul of the Chinese civilisation, the essence of the spirit of the Chinese people, which I have tried in this book to interpret and explain. Finally I will here conclude with the words with which I concluded the book "Papers from a Viceroy's Yamen" which I . "The Spirit of the Chinese People" was published in by Malaysian-Chinese scholar Gu Hongming. This essay collection is considered to be the first work in modern China to introduce Chinese people to westerners. Although the opinions seem dated, the book offers interesting insights into the impact of Confucianism on the Chinese people and culture. The Spirit of the Chinese People is the most important work written by the author for introducing the Chinese culture to the West. The book concerns the spirit of the people in China, the Chinese women, the Chinese language, etc. As a advocator for Chinese culture, the author wrote the book original in English and try to clear the misunderstandings about China for European readers.

  But to give author credits, some words stand true even now. some quotes from the book: "The real Chinaman, I have shown you, is a man who lives the life of a man of adult reason with the simple heart of a child, and the Spirit of the Chinese people is a happy union of soul with intellect."4/5. The spirit of Chinese people, as is mentioned in Mr. Ku’s book: “The serene and blessed mood which enables us to see into the life of things: that is imaginative reason, that is the Spirit of the Chinese People” The mind and soul of Chinese people happily coordinate with each other. "The Spirit of the Chinese People" was published in by Malaysian-Chinese scholar Gu Hongming. This essay collection is considered to be the first work in modern China to introduce Chinese people to westerners. Although the opinions seem dated, the book offers interesting insights into the impact of Confucianism on the Chinese people and.   Diyu, the Chinese Hell. Related: Chinese Black Magic, Amazing Paintings of Demons and Mythological Creatures of the Chinese Folklore, Hungry Ghost Festival images, Traditional Paintings of Chinese Dragons and other legendary creatures Diyu, the Chinese hell. Diyu or Naraka in Sanskrit. It’s essentially based on the Indian Naraka with elements derived from Chinese life after death folklore.

  The Spirit of the Chinese People is not even what you would call a mentality—an active working of the brain and mind. The Spirit of the Chinese People, I want to tell you, is a state of mind, a temper of the soul, which you cannot learn as you learn shorthand or Esperanto—in short, a mood, or in the words of the poet, a serene and blessed mood. The collection of his articles, named “The Spirit of the Chinese People” is one of his very magnum opuses --a pure attempt to interpret the spirit and show the value of Chinese civilization. The special emphasis was laid on the type of humanity the Chinese civilization has produced, namely the man and woman, the type show more content.   The Spirit of the Chinese People is a book written by Ku Hung-Ming, a remarkable person who lived in an era that sees the end of the Qing dynasty in China. Almost all the Chinese intellectuals clamored for changes and 'Westernization', except Ku. Ku remained a Chinese traditionalist even though he was one of the. After reading the book "Paul & the Law", I have come to the conclusion that I should have read the book "Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God" first. At the beginning of the book, the author, Gordon Fee, bored me to tears. Once I realized who the author was I understood that perhaps he was writing at a higher level that I could understand/5(78).