Annotation Feng Youlan (1895-1990) was twentieth-century China's leading original philosopher as well as its foremost historian of Chinese philosophy. In his preface to The Hall of Three Pines, Feng likens his autobiography to accounts written by qauthors of ancient times, who on completing their major works, often wrote a separate piece to recount their origins and experiences, giving the overall plan of their work, and declaring their aims.qdegrees a consisted mainly of single essays, with the subject matter confined to the Four Books. ... Once in the examination hall, if they happened to encounter a topic related to an essay they had memorized, they would write it out fromanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Hall of Three Pines|
|Author||:||Youlan Feng, Denis C. Mair|
|Publisher||:||University of Hawaii Press - 2000-01|