Excerpt From Journal Of The North China Branch Of The Royal Asiatic Society For The Year 1921, Vol 52It Is Therefore Likely That Liu An Investigated The Writings And Systems Of Past Dr E H Parker Concludes That The Philosopher Must Have Been A Diligent Student Of Kuan Ti, And Incorporated Many Of His Ideas, As Is Evident From An Examination Of The 21 Essays However That May Be, His Mind Was In Uenced Mostly By The Trite And Luminous Maxims Of Lao Tan In The Essay Before Us He Tests His Law By Historical Examples, And In Turn, Each Historical Example Is Illumined By A Saying Of Lao Ti.We Are Not Told How He Became So Much Under The In Uence Of This Great Sage Possibly It Might Have Been Through His Wife Incidentally We May Have Here A Glimpse Into The Home Life Of Liu An His Wife Was Evidently A Student She Was In Possession Of A Very Rare Book Shall We Call It Her Book Of Devotions The Author Of This Work Was Reputed To Be Lao Tan And Its Name Was The Tao Te Ching This Evidently Was The Home Classic The Lady And Her Husband Had Possibly Committed It To Memory That Was The Safest Thing To Do In Those Turbulent Times And The Frequent Quotations In His Writings Lead Us To Think That It Was So He And She Knew It By Heart Its Teaching At Any Rate Seem To Have Become The Ideal Of Their Life And Through Them To Have Coloured The Stream Of Chinese Thought.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
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- Journal of the North-China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society for the Year 1921, Vol. 52
- Evan Morgan
- 19 August 2018 Evan Morgan