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Ideas that add up #106

The relative absence in the Chinese tradition of Western-style teleology that assumes a given “end” has encouraged the perception among Western historians that the Chinese, with libraries of carefully recorded yet seemingly random detail, are inadequate chroniclers of their own past. 178 more words

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Ideas that add up #104

A Portuguese professor has pilloried as “one of the most rigid and rotten societies in Europe, possibly the world”. In his book, Bifes Mal Passados* 166 more words

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