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The Wisdom of the East Series

EDITED BY

L. CRANMER-BYNG

Dr. S. A. KAPADIA

YANG CHU'S GARDEN OF PLEASURE.

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WISDOM OF THE EAST


YANG CHU'S GARDEN OF PLEASURE


TRANSLATED FROM THE CHINESE BY PROFESSOR ANTON FORKE, PH.D., ETC. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

HUGH CRANMER-BYNG


LONDON

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, W.

1912

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION .....7


CHAPTER

I. THE VANITY OF FAME  ...................................................36

II. REAL AND FALSE GREATNESS ......................................37

III. THE BREVITY OF CONSCIOUS LIFE ............................. 38

IV. DEATH THE EQUALISER ..............................................40

V. FALSE VIRTUES ............................................................41

VI. THE IDEAL LIFE ..........................................................42

VII. DUTY TO THE LIVING AND THE DEAD........................42

VIII. THE ART OF LIFE .....................................................43

IX. THE HAPPY VOLUPTUARIES ...................................... 45

X. THE JOYOUS LIFE OF TUAN-MU-SHU .......................... 49

XI. THE FOLLY OF DESIRE FOR LONG LIFE ........................51

XII. SELF-SACRIFICE AND SELF-AGGRANDISEMENT....... 52

XIII. THE VANITY OF REPUTATION ................................. 54

XIV. DIFFICULTY AND EASE OF GOVERNMENT ................58

XV. ALL THINGS PASS ...................................................... 59

XVI. THE NATURE OF MAN ...............................................60

XVII. THE FOUR CHIMERAS ..............................................61

XVIII. ALL PLEASURES ARE RELATIVE ........................... 62

XIX. THE WISDOM OF CONTENTMENT .............................. 63

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