Books: Chinese Wise Man

MASTER KUNG — Carl Crow — Harper

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When they read 400 Million Customers, Carl Crow's engaging best-seller about life among Chinese businessmen, skeptics may have suspected that his Chinese sympathies had been inspired by his profitable Shanghai advertising business. When they learned that he had long been a Confucian, even skeptics had to admit it looked as though he had written from a well-informed heart.

Why Author Crow became a Confucian becomes clearer after reading Master Kung, his biography of Confucius. What attracted him to Confucius was not the official perfectionist version of China's...

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