februar 26, 2013


Ma On Shan, at night


Pouchong (包種茶)

februar 24, 2013


februar 5, 2013

An able person with able chief ministers may be a sage king. Someone who is not able but knows and is fearful because of it yet seeks able persons may be a powerful ruler. Someone who is not able and who does not know that he should be fearful and does not seek able persons, but surrounds himself with flatterers, hangers-on, and favorites, is in such danger that, at its most intense, the state falls.

– Xunzi (荀子), ca. 312–230 BCE

(Quoted in Yan Xuetong’s (阎学通) Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power, 2010, p. 72-73)