A Revolutionary Discovery in China "For over two millennia all our knowledge of China’s great philosophical schools was limited to texts revised after the Qin unification. Earlier versions and competing ideas were lost—until now." http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/04/21/revolutionary-disc...
Oh, wow, that is so cool. (Also, I kinda want to see a movie about their race against time to preserve the texts as they started to deteriorate - it sounds tense!) ‎- Jennifer D.
I know, right? That was a pretty gripping first couple of paragraphs. =) ‎- ronin
V. interesting. Naturally, I had to dig a bit deeper in the mention by Confucius of divine insemination. "Son of Heaven," a kingly title, apparently had a quite literal meaning back in the day. It wasn't just a "mandate of Heaven." At least the progenitors of the royal lineages were thought/said to be of divine seed. (src: Buried Ideas from the footnotes) ‎- Eivind
wow, awesome ‎- SaeedTheGiraffe ?