Tuesdays with Morrie, which is composed of fourteen discussions between Mitch Albom, a sports reporter and Morrie Schartz, a retired professor dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a moving novel based on fact, and it helps a reader reconsider the significance of life and death. As a literary text, this book comprises diverse narratives such as everyday conversations, authorial narratives, news reports and broadcasting comments, diary entries and lectures, which are employed to weave dialogical narrative structures expressing the tensions between the past and the present, spirit and material, sense and reason, the interior and the exterior of human consciousness, and the languages and psyche of Morrie, Mitch and other characters. Such characteristics as a literary text also leads a reader to the ethics in the book, which can be compared with some aphorisms of the ancient Chinese ethical philosophy-"benevolence," "righteousness," "courtesy," and "virtue," for example. For, as we read the memoirs of an old professor, who has lived in the center of the world culture and history as an intellectual, being reminiscent of his life so far, considering others through the mirror of his own life, and trying to give lessons about the future state of the world and its culture, we can clearly realize that it cannot be confined to a mere personal memoir. In brief, in his aphorisms that he has uttered during the discussions with his former pupil, Mitch Albom for fourteen weeks, Morrie asserts that people in contemporary society should be able to control themselves among all the positive and negative elements in the present world, recover the mutual relationships between Self and Other based on understanding and true love, and then pursue a new world, in which both Self and Other can exist and prosper together. And his lesson is not different from the teachings of ancient Chinese philosophers, emphasizing the "self-sacrifice to preserve the virtue complete(殺身成仁)"