As we know, humanities and science and technology are two entirely different fields of knowledge, which appeal to different research methodologies. Since the ancient time, there has been such a relative consensus: science and technology is mostly opposed to humanities although occasionally not necessarily so, especially to literature and literary studies. People usually hold that in speaking of science and technology, the more recent, the better or more advanced. It is true that in evaluating a scientific or technological result, we may say that the discovery or research result has made a disruptive breakthrough that has completely replaced all the previous achievements. But it is not always necessarily true of humanities research results. In evaluating an achievement of the humanities studies, we often emphasize its inheritance and development of the ideas of its predecessors.

In the Western humanities academia, if someone has a good command of Greek and Latin, he...

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