Dragon-carving and the literary mind 12
March 25, 2007 9:42am CST
This shows the funtion of language on diplomatic occasions.In praise of zi chan, confucious said,"Language is for expressing thoughts fully,linguistic ornament for reinfocing language ."Commenting on men of virtue in general,he remarked,"feelings should be genuine,words clever."This indicates in fine language and convey feelings in well-chosen words are the golden rule of writing.
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