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Lin Yutang Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Lin Yutang.

  • 24 Literature Criticism

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The Lin Yutang Study Pack contains about 117 pages of study material in 24 products, including:

Essays & Analysis (24)

1,035 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Lovett offers a positive assessment of Lin's My Country and My People, which reveals much about the Chinese character, mind, and way of life. My Country and My People i... Read more
1,453 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Das discusses how The Wisdom of China and India is helpful in understanding the “spirit governing the life of the vast majority of the peoples of the Orient.” Mo... Read more
1,012 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Niebuhr offers a negative assessment of Between Tears and Laughter. We have learned to respect and appreciate Lin Yutang as a kind of Wise Man from the East. Beginning with My... Read more
692 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Gull comments how Lin sets out to see and describe the daily behavior of Chinese men and women during war in The Vigil of a Nation. A new book by Lin Yutang is an event of imp... Read more
656 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Strachan offers a positive assessment of Lin's biography of Su Shih inThe Gay Genius. This is a most enjoyable book [The Gay Genius] by a gifted and poetic Chinese writ... Read more
597 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Rothman finds Chinatown Family to be a good description of the experience of a Chinese immigrant family in New York City. The life and hard times of a Chinese family in New Yo... Read more
1,763 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following essay, Angoff offers an unflattering assessment of On the Wisdom of America. The United States has puzzled the Old World almost from its very beginning. The English, in particular, fo... Read more
689 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Smith finds The Vermilion Gate: A Novel of a Far Land to be a good book due to its “universal humanity.” Lin Yutang's tale of love and battle introduces a... Read more
574 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Fuller offers a negative assessment of Looking Beyond, finding it to be “awkwardly wrought” novel. Dr. Lin Yutang has written a leisurely, fantastic novel called... Read more
846 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Muller discusses how the work of The Secret Name by Lin is “pretty shallow.” “Communism is the secret name of the dread antagonist,” wrote Heinrich... Read more
2,232 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following essay, Lin discusses his views on religion and why he came back to Christianity. Many people have asked me, some with great joy, some with great disappointment, why I, a self-declared... Read more
1,042 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Fleming finds My Country and My People to be a well written book filled with much knowledge and honest description of China's people and their culture. This book [My Co... Read more
624 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, the critic discusses how Imperial Peking: Seven Centuries of China is an excellent illustrated scrapbook of Peking, but cautions readers that Lin's descriptions are of ... Read more
4,453 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Chua compares the idea of an ‘American Dream’ in both Lin's Chinatown Family and Maxine Hon Kingston's Woman Warrior and China Men. Early Chinese im... Read more
3,088 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Karle considers the Chinese and American cultural issues introduced in Chinatown Family. Lin Yutang's Chinatown Family may be read usefully on numerous levels: it is a s... Read more
1,392 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following essay, Cravens compares themes found in Lin's The Importance of Living with themes found in the works of Émile Chartier, who wrote under the name of Alain. After a long ... Read more
5,942 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Aldridge traces Irving Babbitt's influences on the life and career of Lin, who was enrolled in Babbitt's courses at Harvard University in 1919 and 1920. Although ... Read more
1,037 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Quennell finds My Country and My People to be a lively, readable, and amusing book which is designed for the general reader. From several points of view My Country and My Peop... Read more
741 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Crow comments how The Importance of Living is a delightful book that details the beauties and joys of simple, homely things which anyone can read with pleasure and profit. It ... Read more
767 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Colum finds The Importance of Living to be a delightful book and discusses how Westerners can learn much from the Chinese people in their understanding of life. It is interest... Read more
1,393 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Joad finds Lin to be a spokesman of a dying culture inThe Importance of Living. Lin Yutang's previous book, My Country and My People, was a study of the Chinese charact... Read more
1,110 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Fadiman discusses how Moment in Peking is not a very interesting story, but is remarkable panorama of Chinese way of life. If you wish to enjoy Lin Yutang's Moment in P... Read more
716 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Cloete comments how With Love and Irony is a book that balances well the reality and mysticism of its' characters. This book [With Love and Irony] is something new. New... Read more
1,140 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Lazarus finds A Leaf in the Storm to be a failure compared to Lin's other works. In time of war the writer suffers under the same forces of dislocation as the rest of u... Read more
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