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Has any individual ever shaped his own country's civilization more thoroughly than Confucius? Certainly no other world figure has ever been set up as an example to more of his fellow countrymen. But what we know about the man himself is vague and shadowy, often contaminated with fiction. And the sayings attributed to him may often seem – to the Westerner who knows little o...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published August 25th 1983 by Oxford University Press, USA
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I'm sure it's hard to write a biography of a legendary person some 25 centuries after his death – especially when the major biography in his own culture was also written centuries after his passing – but Dawson does a respectable job in a very few pages.

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Raymond Stanley Dawson was born in London, 15 February, 1923, and was
educated at Emanuel School, evacuated from London to Petersfield,
Hampshire, and then went up to Oxford.

At the outbreak of war Dawson joined the Royal Air Force, and trained
in South Africa as a navigator, & flew missions until late in WW2.

After the war he returned to Oxford, graduated in Greats in 1947. He
was invited to stay o...more
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