Lo spirito di Assisi

Reflections on China’s Icons

12 Giugno 2018

My classroom is located between two statues, one of Gandhi and one of Confucius.  To the north, about half a mile Gandhi’s stands in a corner of Union Square Park in southern Manhattan.  Posed life-size and half hidden among some trees, Gandhi wears a loincloth of homespun khadi, otherwise he is naked, or half-naked as Churchill famously mocked.