The main reason for Gu Hongming’s defense of Chinese traditions is not how good the Chinese traditions are, but when he grew up in the West, he believes that the West is as bad as the East, but he accuses the Easterners of savage and backwardness in a moral highland where there is no such thing. The Qing Dynasty’s foot-binding; the European belted up the Qing Dynasty to raise concubines, somehow they still have status; the European aristocrats play with their lovers, and throw away the remnants of the Qing Dynasty when they are used up; why did the United Kingdom build concentration camps in South Africa and create a great famine in Ireland, in the city of Suzhou Is there a difference between the tragic death of Longhair and the commune members who piled up in Paris, the gray animals under the czar’s knife, and the German nationalists who died under the iron hoof of the Prussians; the dictatorship and corruption of the Qing imperial family; the British queen, the former French emperor, and The Emperors of Germany, Austrian Emperors, and Tsars, they asked themselves whether they were noble than the Qing Emperor. To Gu Hongming, the East and the West are like two feces, equally smelly, but at least in the East he found one kind The spirit of introspection, a kind of heartbreaking and criticism of “the world is going down” (although this is brought about by the decline of the East), so he decisively plunged into the embrace of the East, and instinctively resisted all the characteristics of Westernization and foreigners He has already expressed very clearly in the dispute of “You are not a bit noble than the Chinese, and even more barbaric and unscrupulous. You just have machine guns and cannons.” In Gu Hongming’s world, Westerners accuse the Easterners of being barbaric. It is because the Easterners are not as barbarous as the Westerners that Gu Hongming deliberately kept braids. He refused to make any compromise with the West, which he considered ugly and depraved. Although the East was as dark as the West, the East was at least exposing and criticizing the darkness. It’s not like the West bury everything behind the hypocritical prosperity. He doesn’t object to others cutting braids, because braids are really not a good thing. He keeps his braids, because if he cuts the braids, it is tantamount to compromising to “Westernization”. If China became the West in order to surpass the West, it would be as embarrassing to him as if the brave became a dragon in order to defeat the dragon. He would rather return to the ideal country in his dream. At least there is a harmonious and happy country built by Chinese sages, with benevolence, justice, courtesy, wisdom and trust. Even if it was just a dream at first. I think I want to declare that I do not support Gu Hongming’s claim, and I have no intention of defending Gu Hongming. I just want to look at the problem from another perspective. Even if you think Gu Hongming is a lunatic, it’s best to go and explore what he is. Why are they crazy? Even people like Hitler are not born to be jealous. The more I compare, the more I find that Gu Hongming’s critics are much more “sinicized” than he himself. It seems that a person’s underlying logic is indeed largely affected by the way of education, even criticizing Gu Hongming for not “worrying about the country”. The term “min” has come out. Say this to Russell, who was expelled from the school because of the anti-war, and to Nietzsche of France, who believed that “Germany’s culture was corrupted wherever he went” and enthusiastically loved the defeat of his country. Although Gu Hongming enthusiastically loved everything in China to the point of overcorrecting, he proved that he could not wash away his Victorian intellectual qualities, and his critics were truly “Chinese.” For Gu Hongming, there is no more comical comedy, no more painful tragedy than the gap between the two.