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)

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

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