On Gu Hongming (Ku Hung-ming) and His Books
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:55 AM
In my opinion, any one who learns English shall read Doc. Gu Hongming (辜鸿铭)'s the Spirit of the Chinese People. Despite his ultra-conservative ideas, his language skill is astonishingly good! Sun Yat-sen, Lin Yutang and etc. admire his mastery of English. He's a multilingual and talented literary figure. His smart wit, eloquence his compassion and numerous anecdotes all impress you deeply. If he cannot win your respect or worship, he can win your admiration at least. Anyone is welcome to discuss this topic!
Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:17 AM
Is there any online reading of his work?
"夫君子之行：靜以修身，儉以養德；非淡泊無以明志，非寧靜無以致遠。" - 諸葛亮
One should seek serenity to cultivate the body, thriftiness to cultivate the morals. If you are not simple and frugal, your ambition will not sparkle. If you are not calm and cool, you will not reach far. - Zhugeliang
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