On the Chinese characters ‘学’ and ‘教’
The World of Chinese = 汉语世界
Schools and education have a long history in China. The ancient Chinese realized the great importance of education on personal development long ago. In Three-Character Classic (《三字经》), the primer for children in ancient times, there is the admonition: “苟不学，曷为人” (If you do not learn, how can you know how to behave?) and “人不学，不如物” (If a person does not learn, he is not as good as an animal.). From this, we see that it is a good tradition of the Chinese people to attach great importance to education.
Huang, D., & Bai, L. (Trans.) (2008). On the Chinese characters ‘学’ and ‘教’ = “学”与“教”. The World of Chinese = 汉语世界, (5), 78-81.