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Page 29 - China's ancient institutions, and from them compiled four special works which have since been universally known as the Book of Odes, the Book of History, the Book of Changes, and the Book of Rites.
Page 11 - Chinese mind ; and, in my opinion, the Li Ki \&per se the most exact and complete monograph that China has been able to give of itself to other nations. Its affections, if it has any, are satisfied by ceremony ; its duties are fulfilled by ceremony ; its virtues and vices are referred to ceremony ; the natural relations of created beings essentially link themselves in...
Page 107 - April 11, 1910, the following information was sent from the office of the educational commissioner of Europe : There are to-day some 140 Chinese Government scholarship students, and about an equal number of students supported by private funds in the United Kingdom. In Belgium there are about 70 Government students ; in France, 80; in Germany, 60; in Austria, 10; and in Russia, about 15. No statistics could be sent regarding the private students in these countries, as they are not under the direction...
Page 171 - ... the systems of other enlightened nations, most of which have taken centuries of adjustment and toil before reaching their present stage of excellence, and even they still have some room for improvement. New China, however, is confident that given sufficient time she will be able to work out her own salvation in spite of the fact that the problem is fraught with difficulties.
Page 12 - Odes sung at ordinary entertainments given by the suzerain, (c) Odes sung on grand occasions when the feudal nobles were gathered together, (d) Panegyrics and sacrificial odes. Confucius himself attached the utmost importance to his labours in this direction.
Page 14 - ... extends her admiration to the practical realities and usefulness of western science, because in them she recognizes the instruments for the realization of new national and economic ideals. Fortunately the people of China have long been democratic in spirit and so has been their educational system. To develop the individual into a man of virtue and culture and to secure social control through raising up leaders with ability and character to influence the lives of others...
Page 109 - ... the influence which modern education had exerted upon the intellectual or thought life of the people. It is the opinion of many who are in a position to judge that the schools and colleges of China contributed a great share to the revolutionary movement. Education evidently had created in the life of the students, both young and old, an intense dissatisfaction with things as they were and an earnest desire to better the condition of their country both socially and politically. Indeed, it has...
Page 170 - ... complicated in its character, that it calls for not only the highest professional skill, but a great deal of enthusiasm, patriotism, and altruism for its successful solution. The system existing today, being still in its infancy, is naturally full of imperfections and has plenty of room for improvement, especially when it is compared with the systems of other enlightened nations, most of which have taken centuries of adjustment and toil before reaching their present stage of excellence, and even...
Page 95 - A fu is a large portion or department of a province, under the general control of one civil officer immediately subordinate to the heads of the provincial government. A ting is a division of a province smaller than a...
Page 139 - In their periodical inspections, no notice whatsoever should be taken by them of the religious doctrines which may be taught in any school ; and their duty should be strictly confined to ascertaining whether the secular knowledge conveyed is such as to entitle it to consideration in the distribution of the sum which will be applied to grants in aid.