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Yuguang Shi - professor of cellular and molecular physiology, Penn State College of Medicine, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Book Title: The Original Analects

Author: Confucius, translated by E. Bruce. Brooks

Book Description:

My father, who was a faithful follower of Confucius, brought my attention to this book when I was a teenager. He often cited the following phrases when I felt discouraged and discriminated during "the Cultural Revolution" in China: "Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to be worthy of being known." I have read this book (in Chinese) numerous times, and each time I learn something new. Scientific research is about seeking nothing but the truth. The Master says "If a man finds the Divine Truth in the morning, he may die in the evening without regret." I think every scholar should read this book.


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