Yasuoka Masahiro praised this book as “magnificent knowledge that can move one’s life”. This book has influenced the youth of the Meiji era greatly, left its mark in China for four hundred years and deeply impressed upon Japanese society for a hundred years. Liao Fan’s Four Lessons is a good book, worthy of repeated study by youths – as well as anyone else – who strive to do better in their lives.
Liao Fan’s Four Lessons is divided into four chapters. If one takes twenty minutes each day to read one chapter, this book can be finished in four days. If one reads this book continuously for one year, he will be able to understand deeply the meanings within. This book also comes with explanatory footnotes and contemporary Chinese literary translation for easy reading.