The Ocean Men

“These ‘Ocean Men’ are tall beasts with deep sunken eyes and beak-like noses… Although undoubtedly men, they seem to possess none of the mental faculties of men. The most bestial of peasants is far more human… It is quite possible that they are susceptible to training, and could with patience be taught the modes of conduct proper to a human being” [The ‘beasts’ in question were Jesuit priests see through the eyes of a Confucian scholar in the sixteenth century.] (cited in Vaughn 1998, p.1)


~ by Jen C. on 12/04/2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: