Hu Shih – On the basis of biological…

On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual…


“On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.”
-Hu Shih

Hu Shih – Another important historical factor is…

Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further…


“Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.”
-Hu Shih

Hu Shih – What is sacred among one…

What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another and what is despised…


“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.”
-Hu Shih

Hu Shih – On July 26, 1916, I…

On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now…


“On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people.”
-Hu Shih