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Harvard East Asian Monographs 131

A Latterday Confucian

Reminiscences of William Hung (1893–1980)

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$27.50 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674512979

Publication Date: 03/30/1988

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A Latterday Confucian is…a superbly written and evocative intellectual biography in which William Hung’s reminiscences have been seamlessly woven into the author’s smooth narrative. Egan has excelled at vividly describing scenes, places, and people from Hung’s life.—Jon W. Huebner, Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs

Relying on Hung’s near photographic memory, Egan’s lovingly presented life of Hung is like a prism that clarifies the as yet unresolved relations between traditions and modernity, between patriotism and revolution, between China and America.—Philip West, Chinese Literature

The roster of scholars [William Hung] trained reads like a ‘who’s who’ of sinology. Susan Chan Egan, who spent numerous Sunday afternoons recording Hung’s reminiscences, has reconstructed his life in an engaging fashion.—Wei Peh T’i, Far Eastern Economic Review

The sinological community is now most fortunate to have Susan Chan Egan’s excellent biography of this great and fascinating scholar… Egan frequently quotes [Hung’s] reminiscences at considerable length, giving her book the flavor of an autobiography and leaving the reader with a very strong sense of Professor Hung’s personality.—Stephen W. Durrant, Journal of the American Oriental Society

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