The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to China could never succeed if it were not in a position to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of the superiority of the European culture.
It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.
It is true that the Chinese are not so religious as the Hindus, or even as the Japanese; and they are certainly not so religious as the Christian missionaries desire them to be.
And lastly, the political revolutions from 1911 to the present time have done more to bring about tremendous social changes everywhere than even the economic and industrial changes and the new schools.
Life and human society are the chief concern of Confucianism and, through it, the chief concern of the Chinese people.
India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
When I teach people, I marry them.
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.