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Prolific writer of a wide variety of works in Chinese and English; in the s he founded several Chinese magazines specializing in social satire and Western-style journalism. The quality of learning, like the kingdom of God, is within you, andit must come from the inside of your mind.

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Books by Lin Yutang. He came full round to the conviction that only the basic doctrine of Jesus will change it, the revolution of man from within. The Grand Detour Begins. I wish there were a Lin Yutang writing about China in English today — yuatng clarity and grace! Min rated it liked it Jan 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Please provide an email address. Buddhism- he claims- is the only foreign intellectual influence on Chinese thought in ancient China, a freedom paga mental bondage to sentiment existence.

Laotse and Chuangtse felt a great active principle — Tao- behind all phenomena, and not the degeneration to the occultism of “”popular”” Taoism Mingzhi rated it liked it Feb 25, Be the first to discover new talent! He gives a strong challenge to so many thinkers and so on and so forth.


From hutang to Christian Yutang Lin Snippet view – Jan 10, Joel rated it liked it Shelves: From pagan to Christian.

Yuchen Zhang rated frkm it was amazing Feb 02, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Epicure of Literature rated it really liked it Jul 22, The section on Darwinism seems somewhat misguided and shallow, and while the sentiment behind his reconversion to “Jesus-ism” one hesitates to call in Christianity, insofar as that would require various creeds is warm and convincing, how he ends up a Presbyterian of all things!

Actually, he sees the various systems are rarely mutually exclusive, and in presenting ffom successively, he has conveyed the essence of each. Sherry Fong rated it it was amazing Sep 01, This was before all the foreign denominations were kicked out of Chin Really enjoying this.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. Amy rated it really liked it Aug 24, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. In addition to writing books on Chinese history and philosophy, he made highly acclaimed English translations of Chinese literary masterpieces, such ytuang Famous Chinese Short Stories Retold There does seem to be a reaction among reviewers which reads more like an attempt to pigeon hole a true master of literature who not only read the people he quotes, though perhaps a little sketchy and incorrect on tk details — what is here is one man’s spiritual journey in and ou I’ve read this book more than once and with each fresh read gained deeper and deeper insights and in fact it’s become a good reference with wonderfully expressed and carefully thought out sequence of events and ideas.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Although he is not explicit in the reasons for pgaan I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long been my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi. Account Options Sign in.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. In the teachings of Jesus yuang the power and clarity of light without the self-limitations of Confucious, the intellectual analysis of Buddha, the mysticism of Chaungtse Lists with This Book.


Gretchen rated it really liked it Sep 24, It was highly successful, and he soon introduced two more publications. Jiaming Jiang rated it liked cgristian Nov 09, Trivia About From Pagan to Chr Estela rated it liked it May 17, Oin residual area of knowledge lies in the will to believe, a primordial racial urge. In he published his renowned English novel Moment in Peking. It was widely translated and for years was regarded as a standard text on China. We live now in a world without belief, a world of moral cynicism, of collapse of valid human ideals.