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CHAP. XIII.: Of the Behaviour of the Chinese. - Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, Complete Works, vol. 1 The Spirit of Laws 
The Complete Works of M. de Montesquieu (London: T. Evans, 1777), 4 vols. Vol. 1.
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Of the Behaviour of the Chinese.
BUT China is the place where the customs of the country can never be changed. Besides, their women being absolutely separated from the men, their customs, like their morals, are taught in the schools. A man of§ letters may be known by his easy address. These things, being once taught by precept and inculcated by grave doctors, become fixed, like the principles of morality, and are never changed.
[§ ]Du Halde.