On the Chinese characters ‘学’ and ‘教’: “学”与“教”

Dekuan HUANG (Translator), Liping BAI (Translator)

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    Schools and education have a long history in China. The ancient Chinese realized the great importance of education on personal development long ago. In Three-Character Classic (《三字经》), the primer for children in ancient times, there is the admonition: “苟不学,曷为人” (If you do not learn, how can you know how to behave?) and “人不学,不如物” (If a person does not learn, he is not as good as an animal.). From this, we see that it is a good tradition of the Chinese people to attach great importance to education. 在中国,办学校、兴教育有很久的历史。古人早就认识到学习对个人的成长是非常重要的,古代儿童启蒙读物《三字经》告诫说:“苟不学,曷为人”、“人不学,不如物”。因此,重视教育是 中华民族的优良传统。
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)78-81
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe World of Chinese = 汉语世界
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


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