“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Friday, 21 March 2014

March 21st #chinadiary

Breakfast-time arrival in Fusan Harbour (I found a picture of the harbour purportedly from 1904, which is I guess how it probably looked in 1922 - it looks very different nowadays):

The harbour is not the only thing that's changed, either - his perception of "the Koreans" reads uncomfortably today: "They are certainly a crude looking people. I think that they are the least civilized in appearance of any we have seen." The rest of the entry describes the "typical Korean costume" and the apparent poverty visible from the train to Seoul.

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