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An American in China

Chinese and Plagiarism

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 23, 2011


Maybe the Chinese who are notorious for plagiarizing believed as RW Emerson

“Our debt to tradition through reading and conversation is so massive, our protest or private addition so rare and insignificant,—and this commonly on the ground of other reading or hearing,—that, in a large sense, one would say there is no pure originality. All minds quote. Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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