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The Spirit of the Chinese People free pdf "The Spirit of the Chinese People" is a collection of essays originally published in English early in the twentieth century by Gu Hongming as a fundamental presentation of the people and culture of China. In it he compared the Chinese with Americans, British, French, and Germans and described the virtues gained from the country's traditional Confucian philosophy and how Confucianism might be used by Westerners to solve problems within their own countries. The book was translated into German, French, Japanese, and the attention it brought to China inspired its translation into Chinese and led to the author becoming a hero of his people.

About Gu Hongming

Born in Malaysia in 1857 to a Chinese father and Portuguese mother, Gu Hongming's mixed race family gave him an understanding of Asia and Europe that he would use well throughout his life. Educated in Scotland, he received an M.A. in Literature from the University of Edinburgh, a diploma in Civil Engineering at the University of Leipzig, Germany and studied law in Paris, France. Returning to Malaysia in 1880 he joined the colonial Singapore civil service and eventually went to China where he held many ranking positions in the Imperial government. Throughout his career he wrote many essays and books about Confucius, primarily in English. By the end of his life in 1928 he was renowned as an interpreter of China and the Chinese people to the West. Dr. Jinli He, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, USA. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Peking University, China.

Details Book

Author : Gu Hongming
Publisher : Cn Times Books
Data Published : 31 July 2013
ISBN : 1627740112
EAN : 9781627740111
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 152 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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