“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, 25 April 2014

April 26th #chinadiary

The newly-completed Hanyang Iron and Steel Company in 1906
Visits to two industrial plants today - first of all the Hanyang Iron Works, then the Yangtze Engineering Works. Carl writes up a considered report of the business environment and working conditions, comparing to those in USA and Britain, not always favourably: "God knows that we have given them splendid examples in our own history ... the most abominable conditions (in China) are found in foreign establishments."

Carl finishes his report with a beautiful reflection on the flowers and birds ("its a regular bird paradise") - I love the vividness of his description of "the big fat blue and white magpies".

The next entry will be May 3rd.


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