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    Re: A Chinese scholar

    Thank you! "school of thought" should be the proper word. Other scholars also studied Zhu Xi's school of thought, but they had bias. Wu didn't use his other knowledge to promote Zhu Xi's ideas. So I did a few change.


    In general, Wu Cheng's philosophy was mostly influenced by Zhu Xi. The former undertook to develop Zhu Xi’s school of thought, but Wu Cheng had less sectarian bias than other average Zhu Xi scholars during the late Song dynasty and early Yuan dynasty, which was rare and commendable. Wu Cheng embraced Confucian heritage fully from the Song dynasty, and developed it with his own input. In addition to his proficiency in Confucian classics, he also had knowledge in a wide range of subjects such as astronomy, geography, medicine and divination. His poems and essays were polished, graceful, elegant and magnificent. His contemporaries believed that only Wu Cheng could match Zhu Xi in terms of having extensive knowledge during that era.
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    #12

    Re: A Chinese scholar

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    Thank you! "school of thought" should be is the right phrase. proper word. Other scholars also studied followed Zhu Xi's school of thought, but they had bias. Wu didn't use his other knowledge to promote Zhu Xi's ideas. So I did made a few changes.


    In general, Wu Cheng's philosophy was mostly influenced by Zhu Xi. The former undertook to develop Zhu Xiís school of thought, but Wu Cheng had less sectarian bias than some ordinary other average Zhu Xi scholars during the late Song dynasty and early Yuan dynasty, which was rare and commendable. Wu Cheng embraced Confucian heritage fully from the Song dynasty, and developed it with his own input. In addition to his proficiency in Confucian classics, he also had knowledge in a wide range of subjects such as astronomy, geography, medicine and divination. His poems and essays were polished, graceful, elegant and magnificent. His contemporaries believed that only Wu Cheng could match Zhu Xi in terms of having extensive knowledge during that era.
    Try that.

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    #13

    Re: A Chinese scholar

    Two things. If you are going to use the word "magnificent" you don't need the other adjectives. Also, say: "extensive knowledge of that era".

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    #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Two things. If you are going to use the word "magnificent" you don't need the other adjectives.
    I can see your point, but I think that combination of adjectives is acceptable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Also, say: "extensive knowledge of that era".
    That's a good point, but of course the meaning would potentially change. I wonder which one the OP meant.

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    #15

    Re: A Chinese scholar

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    Thank you! "school of thought" should be the proper word. Other scholars also studied Zhu Xi's school of thought, but they had bias. Wu didn't use his other knowledge to promote Zhu Xi's ideas. So I did a few change.


    In general, Wu Cheng's philosophy was mostly influenced by Zhu Xi. The former undertook to develop Zhu Xi’s school of thought, but Wu Cheng had less sectarian bias than other average Zhu Xi scholars during the late Song dynasty and early Yuan dynasty, which was rare and commendable. Wu Cheng embraced Confucian heritage fully from the Song dynasty, and developed it with his own input. In addition to his proficiency in Confucian classics, he also had knowledge in a wide range of subjects such as astronomy, geography, medicine and divination. His poems and essays were polished, graceful, elegant and magnificent. His contemporaries believed that only Wu Cheng could match Zhu Xi in terms of having extensive knowledge during that era.
    he also appointed himself to continue the study of Zhu Xi school.
    What you wrote in your original text about Wu Cheng continuing his studies at the Zhu Xi school is completely different to saying that he was to "develop a school of thought" laid down by Zhu Xi.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #16

    Re: A Chinese scholar

    To the OP: are you talking about an actual physical school?

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    #17

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    1. The original text wants to express that Wu thought himself as a scholar whose thoughts was the extension of Zhu Xi's school of thought. I misused the word "school" as "the school of thought" .
    2. What does OP mean? e.g. I wonder which one the OP meant.
    3. I guess during that era is better. The source language said after Zhu Xi passed away, only Wu could match Zhu.

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    #18

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    You are the original poster, the OP.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #19

    Re: A Chinese scholar

    Then use "school of thought" and "during that era".

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    #20

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    It's my translation of a review about a past scholar.
    If you meant the scholar was already dead, I would say "a late scholar".
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