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Dr. LIONEL Giles : ' China-VI, Language, Literature, and Art '


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CHINESE art has for some time now been the commonest link between that country and ourselves ; and recently another popular link has been forged by the increasing translations (such as those by Mr. Arthur Waley ) from Chinese literature. The profundity that hides behind the simplicity of Chinese art and letters is not the least part of their appeal to us; they have the simplicity of a petal or a loaf, and the same glow of essential life is in them. Art and letters, as a revelation of the Chinese, form the mainstay of Dr. Giles's talk today-the poems and novels of dynasties long before Christ, essays, drama, painting on silk in the Han dynasty, porcelain from the T'ang to the Ming period, architecture under the rule of the Tartars, and famous Chinese bronzes.


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