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Lin Yutang (Chinese: 林語堂; pinyin: Lín Yǔtáng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: lîm gú-tông ; October 10, 1895 – March 26, 1976) was a Chinese inventor, linguist, novelist, philosopher, and translator.

Lin Yutang (Chinese: 林語堂; pinyin: Lín Yǔtáng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: lîm gú-tông ; October 10, 1895 – March 26, 1976) was a Chinese inventor, linguist, novelist, philosopher, and translator. His informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation, and his compilations and translations of classic Chinese texts into English were bestsellers in the West.

Shelves: bio, delaware, 5-star, own, nonfiction. WOW double WOW The wisdom of America as seen through the words of Franklin, Lincoln, Jefferson, Whitman, Wilsom, Holmes, Einstein, Thoreau, and many others. This is not a fast read. It makes the reader stop to think and read over and over some parts. It was widely translated and for years was regarded as a standard text on China.

The Wisdom of China and India.

Lin Yutang (10 October 1895 – 26 March 1976) was a Chinese writer and translator. I like to think of criticism as the highest intellectual effort that mankind is capable of, and above all, I like to think of self-criticism as the most difficult attainment of an educated man. "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time", in The China Critic, Vol. III, no. 4 (23 January 1930), p. 81.

LIN YUTANG On THE WISDOM OF AMERICA. Originally published in 1907. CONTENTS include: Preface on a Sunday Morning xi I. THE WISDOM OF LIVING 1. The Scope of Wisdom i 2. The Philosophers Blindman s Buff 7 3. The American Sense o Fact 14 . . The American Sense o Fact 14 4. The Demand for Faith 16 II. COUNSEL FOR LIVING 1. All Is Riddle 21 2. Heed Thy Private Dream 24 3. Who Is the Dreamer 28 4. When Laughter Is Wiser Than Tears 34 m. OUR ANIMAL HERITAGE 1. Modern Man Psychoanalyzed 37 2. Adam and Eve 43 3. We Simians 53 4. What Are We Making o Ourselves 62 IV.

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Lin Yutang met Chen JinDuan (陳錦端), a sister of his friend, and fell in love. 1950) On the Wisdom of America. A John Day Book Company. However, they could not marry because of the difference in social ranks between two families. Lin Yutang went to Beijing to study at QingHua University (清華大 學) which offered a scholarship to study at the United States. 1951) Widow, Nun and Courtesan: Three Novelettes From the Chinese Translated and Adapted by Lin Yutang. 1952) Famous Chinese Short Stories, Retold by Lin Yutang.

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

Lin Taiyi 林太乙. Lin Yutang zhuan 林语堂传 (A Biography of Lin Yutang). --. On the Wisdom of America, New York: John Day, 1950. Lin Yutang han chen guoji xuanchuan ji bingyi yijian 林语堂函陈国际宣传及兵役意见 (Lin Yutang’s Letter of Proposals on International Publicity and Conscription), February 28, 1944. Guojia dangan 国家档案, File (0100. 01-01), Taipei, Republic of China. Letters to Madame Chiang, Dr. Lin Yutang House, Taipei. Letters to Mr. Ansnes, Dr.

Published in London by Dorothy Crisp & Co Ltd. (1947) The Gay Genius: The Life and Times of Su Tungpo, A John Day Book Company (1948) Chinatown Family, A John Day Book Company (1948) The Wisdom of Laotse, Random House (1950) On the Wisdom of America, A John Day Book Company (1951) Widow, Nun and Courtesan: Three Novelettes From the Chinese Translated and Adapted.

LIN YUTANG On THE WISDOM OF AMERICA. Originally published in 1907. CONTENTS include: Preface on a Sunday Morning xi I. THE WISDOM OF LIVING 1. The Scope of Wisdom i 2. The Philosophers Blindman s Buff 7 3. The American Sense o Fact 14 4. The Demand for Faith 16 II. COUNSEL FOR LIVING 1. All Is Riddle 21 2. Heed Thy Private Dream 24 3. Who Is the Dreamer 28 4. When Laughter Is Wiser Than Tears 34 m. OUR ANIMAL HERITAGE 1. Modern Man Psychoanalyzed 37 2. Adam and Eve 43 3. We Simians 53 4. What Are We Making o Ourselves 62 IV. THE RHYTHM OF LIFE 1. Where Is Woman 67 2. The Race of Life 73 3. Old Age 79 4. Death and Immortality 84 V. MAN AS SENTIMENT 1. Inadequacy of the Materialistic View 95 2. The Stuff of Human Experience 106 3. The Right to Romance in 4. When the Practical Man Becomes a Lover 115 5. The Soul s Vital Raptures 118 vii viii CONTENTS VI. NEW ENGLAND INTERLUDE 121 VIL LIFE 1. Thoreau and Confucius 137 2. No Apology for Living 139 3. The Joys of Common Life 144 4. The Heroism of Common Toil 155 5. Thoreau and the Values of Life 161 VIII. LIBERTY 1. Why Liberty 169 2. quot Democracy quot versus quot Democratsky quot 173 3. The Common Man 177 4. The State and the Individual 187 5. Jeffersonian Democracy 194 IX. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS 1. The Blue Bird 209 2. Physiological Peace 214 3. The Tonic Effect of Work 219 4. The Secret of Contentment 225 5. How to Be Sweet though Sophisticated 229 X. THE ARTS OF LIVING 1. The Art of Doing Nothing 237 2. Friendship and Conversation 243 3. Food and Wine 254 4. Tea and Tobacco 262 5. Hobbies 267 XL NATURE 1. Society and Nature 271 2. This Sense-filled Earth 276 3. The Wonder of It All 287 4. The Power and the Glory 299 5. Pantheistic Revelry 303 CONTENTS ix XIL GOD 1. A Strictly Private Matter 309 2. Our Low Notions of God 312 3. Essay on Black 317 4. Three Great Religious Natures 327 5. The Spirit of Inquiry 338 XIII. LOVE 1. Marriage 345 2. Great Men in Trouble Franklin 353 3. Jefferson in Trouble 363 4. Lincoln in Trouble 367 5. Sex and Modesty 376 6. Whitman s Sex Democracy 381 XIV. LAUGHTER 1. Humor 397 2. Satire 414 XV. WAR AND PEACE 1. World Government 425 2. Woodrow Wilson 433 3. War and Peace 440 XVI. THE SUMMING UP - i. To Every Man His Own Philosophy 445 2. Justice Holmes s Credo 448 3. Einstein s Intimate Credo 451 4. A Toast to Moderation 455 Index 459. PREFACE: ON A SUNDAY MORNING I LIVED for over ten years in the United States without daring to write a book about the country. For that matter, even with my almost ten years in Manhattan, I wouldn t dare to write a book about New York, that dark, fathomless, mysterious city. I wouldn t dare to write even about Eighty-fourth Street. I don t know enough about it. It seems a much easier task to write about the spiritual journey through American writing from which I have just returned...

Lin Yutang on the Wisdom of America epub download

ISBN13: 978-1443724708

ISBN: 144372470X

Author: Lin Yutang

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Specific Groups

Language: English

Publisher: Parker Press (November 4, 2008)

Pages: 480 pages

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Dagdage
Lin Yutang (1895-1976) is perhaps best remembered today as an erudite interpreter of traditional Chinese culture whose work on Confucianism opened the eyes of many Western readers to philosophical concerns in the Far East. Like Chiang Yee (the "Silent Traveller" who visited many locales in the Occident with paint-brushes in hand), Lin is strikingly interested in the small contrasting details of daily life and thinking. This work on "The Wisdom of America" is his compilation of writings by Thoreau, Santayana, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others whom he sees as best encapsulating American thinking in the mid-20th century. One wonders what Lin might have thought of contemporary China and its turn to the rampant capitalism so frequently--and erroneously--associated with the United States.
Dagdage
Lin Yutang (1895-1976) is perhaps best remembered today as an erudite interpreter of traditional Chinese culture whose work on Confucianism opened the eyes of many Western readers to philosophical concerns in the Far East. Like Chiang Yee (the "Silent Traveller" who visited many locales in the Occident with paint-brushes in hand), Lin is strikingly interested in the small contrasting details of daily life and thinking. This work on "The Wisdom of America" is his compilation of writings by Thoreau, Santayana, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others whom he sees as best encapsulating American thinking in the mid-20th century. One wonders what Lin might have thought of contemporary China and its turn to the rampant capitalism so frequently--and erroneously--associated with the United States.
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