Hi! Hong. I heard there are four masterpieces of China. Have you read all of them?
Except the Romance of Three Kingdoms. In fact, the so-called four masterpieces are only four masterpieces of novels from relatively modern history of China. There are many more masterpieces of literature, not to mention masterpieces in other fields.
It is the same with western culture. There are so many classics that it seems impossible to read all of them in a lifetime.
There is another problem of language.You know, the ancient literary Chinese is much different from modern Chinese.
It is the same again! Ancient English and modern English are different. Plus there are Greek and Latin classics.
So we must know our history and read those classics. What should we choose before such an ocean of books?
That`s really a problem. There are some books lists recommended by scholars, but there are still too much.
I agree with you. The history is becoming longer and there are more and more classics. How about people one thousand years later?
We have to find a way to keep the essence of history.