Hu Shih Quotes

18 Hu Shih quotes:

"After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country."
"And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority."
"Confucius was a humanist and an agnostic."
"For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples."
"Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance."
"In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding."
"In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language."
"India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."
"It is only through contact and comparison that the relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood."
"Life and human society are the chief concern of Confucianism and, through it, the chief concern of the Chinese people."
"On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people."
"Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility."
"Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in China today are openly agnostics and even atheists."
"The Renaissance movement of the last two decades differs from all the early movements in being a fully conscious and studied movement."
"The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance."
"What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty."
"Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil; I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village, I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai; and I saw their elimination by electric lights."
"India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border"
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