From the Sept/Oct, 2012 issue of Touchstone
Lin Yutang & the New China by David Marshall

Lin Yutang & the New China

Is One Man's Legacy a Reason to Hope for the Nation's Future?

by David Marshall

As we move into what might one day be called the "Chinese Century," those of us who have had the chance to watch the newest version of this ancient civilization incubate see both troubling and hopeful portents of the character Chinese power might take.

A troubling sign comes from a survey I have conducted over several years, in which I have asked Chinese intellectuals which rulers they most respect. So far, more than half the votes have gone to bloody tyrants, including Qin Shihuang, who built the Great Wall . . .


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