Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Great Books

Daniel Sanderson, "An Interview with Pierre Ryckmans," Chinese Studies Association of Australia Newsletter, No. 41 (February 2011), rpt. China Heritage Quarterly, No. 26 (June 2011), Ryckmans speaking:
We are often tempted to do research on topics that are somewhat marginal and lesser-known, since, on these, it is easier to produce original work. But one of my Chinese masters gave me a most valuable advice: 'Always devote yourself to the study of great works—works of fundamental importance—and your effort will never be wasted.'

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