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.
But I wish to point out that it is entirely wrong to say that the Chinese are not religious.
Confucius was a humanist and an agnostic.
The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform.
In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding.
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.
Bewitched is half of everything.
Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in China today are openly agnostics and even atheists.
We breathed the air of freedom without knowing the language or any person.
After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country.