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STANFORD UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA
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beneath our consideration.

When we attain a certain degree of cultural develop-
ment, or get into the habit of bragging, each
insisting upon the sufferings of his own. Thus
Western culture is the best according to the Westerns
while Eastern culture is more satisfying to the
Eastern peoples. Some of us, however, began to
desire that each possesses merits worthy of
admiration of both and demerits which might be [set?]
aside for the mutual benefit. Hence we should
advantages of each others' culture to the best of our ability.

In regard to
Policial system and philosophy we fell into
the habit of associating certain political systems
and philosophies with racial groups. We say
for example, that democracry is typical of the political
life of Westerners while autocracy or [bureaucracy?] that of
Easterners. Yet it may be interesting to note in
in the third century B.C.
passing that Mencius taught a democractic doctrine
which then must enlightened democratic monarchist,

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