By Fa Hien, James Legge
The current paintings involves 3 components: the interpretation of Fa-hien's Narrative of his Travels; copious Notes; and the chinese language textual content of a duplicate from Japan.
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That’s an exaggeration of course, but beyond the cities, the old joke still resonates for longtime residents of the Philippines. In recent years, perhaps due to the number of young Filipinos returning home after an overseas education, the attitude towards punctuality has begun to change. For medical or work-related appointments you’ll need to be on time, but for social gatherings turn up half an hour late: it is considered impolite to be on time for a party, for instance, simply because it makes you look like a glutton who wants to grab the food.
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A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms by Fa Hien, James Legge