This is an inspiring story about a Yuan li Wu 's hard work, accomplishments and virtuous character. It is also a story of adaptation and assimilation in the best sense of datong (great harmony) by Confucius. All told, Wu has written over 50 books and 100 articles. He is steadfast in living his life as a junzi, a man of virtue.
Ta-ling Lee is Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University.
Chapter 1 Foreword by Yuan-li Wu Chapter 2 Preface: Interview by Judy Chu Chapter 3 Introduction to Tiananmen to Tiananmen by Judy Chu Chapter 4 Translator's Note Chapter 5 Growing Up and Study: Childhood; Study in Europe (Fall, 1938); Refuge in Wales (Summer, 1940); Marrying Annemarie Jacobi (March, 1941) Chapter 6 Returning to China: Visiting Family in New York and Work for the United Nations (December, 1945 to December, 1946); Job-seeking in China (Spring and Summer, 1947); The International Situation after World War II (1947-1949) Chapter 7 Career in America: Journey to America (Summer, 1949); China Research at the Hoover Institution (1951-1956, 1960-1969); Joining Government- The First Chinese-American in a Ranking Position in the Defense Department (1969-1970); Back to Teaching and R Chapter 8 Diverse Areas of Research: Scope and Direction of Research; Ideas for Research- Origin and Development; Major Publications Chapter 9 Life: Evolution of Thinking and Attitude While Living Abroad; People Having the Most Profound Impact on Yuan-li; Family Life; Personal Philosophy Chapter 10 Conclusion: Looking Back on Life; Advice to Chinese Students Outside China; Life Has Not Been in Vain Chapter 11 Appendix: List of Publications in English Chapter 12 Index