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.
More Quotes from Hu Shih:It is only through contact and comparison that the relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
But I wish to point out that it is entirely wrong to say that the Chinese are not religious.
The Chinese people, too, went through all kinds of vicissitudes in their religious development.
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.
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.
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