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Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck.
Chinese buildings are like American buildings, with big footprints. People don't care about daylight or fresh air.
You don't know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with 50 people and they don't talk to you. There's very little interaction.
After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country.
But I wish to point out that it is entirely wrong to say that the Chinese are not religious.
For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples.
Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance.
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.
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.
Life and human society are the chief concern of Confucianism and, through it, the chief concern of the Chinese people.
No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese are incapable of religious experience, even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.
The Chinese people, too, went through all kinds of vicissitudes in their religious development.
Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil; I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village, I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai; and I saw their elimination by electric lights.
I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist. For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
I'm not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times.
Charles de Lint
Pound's translation of Chinese poetry was maybe the most important thing I read. Eliot a little bit later.
In the East there is a gap between the top of a wall and underside of a roof; it acts as a screen, and the Chinese were able to use it as they wished.
Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns.
I used to be able to do the Chinese splits, where you open your legs sideways.
This film 'Hero' talks about the peace of Chinese people.
Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese people. What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education. She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures.
In the States, you can buy Chinese food. In Beijing you can buy hamburger. It's very close. Now I feel the world become a big family, like a really big family. You have many neighbors. Not like before, two countries are far away.
You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
The Chinese market is very, very unique.
Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.
Many of the Central Asians know Russian, and Ted Levin speaks it fluently. I speak Chinese, but Mongolian is completely different, so we had to have translators.
I'm of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent, and was raised on Hawaii.
When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself.
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