‘It was my guidebook to China’: serial entrepreneur on Lin Yutang’s My Country and My People

Fujianese writer, philosopher and translator Lin Yutang’s humorous, urbane works, deeply rooted in Confucian philosophy, were popular from the 1930s, first in Shanghai and later in the United States. His 1935 book, My Country and My People, was the start of a decades-long mission to popularise and promote understanding of Chinese culture and philosophy in the West. Tony Verb, founder of investment firm GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors and a co-founder of Metta, a club for entrepreneurs, explains…

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