The Chinese mind : a study in race psychology
"If the Chinese men and women of like passions and abilities as ourselves, we are free to develop Chinese education on lines similar to those in the West, always being able to use the results of western progress in the solutions of the problems of the East. If, on the other hand, there are wide racial differences, it is encumbent upon educators to study these differences and evaluate them carefully as a preliminary step in the great work of education of China. Before a course of study is adopted, before a system of schools built after a foreign model is organized, it would seem wise to attack the problem at the very bottom and seek to find out all we can of the native ability of the Chinese himself. Such is the purpose of this study, and with such a purpose it seeks to contribute something toward the practical solution of some of the great problems of Chinese education."--Text taken from page 4.