Zhou Youguang: From primary school to university
Yukon Tzu chi elementary school I still remember the impression I had when I entered primary school. At that time, the new-style primary school was just being established. I heard that two schools had already been established, and ours was the third. The primary school used to be a temple. When the temple was cleaned up, it became a primary school. The house is full of sparrow nests, and sparrows abound. Pupils are very naughty, under the class, make a ladder to climb up, take out the sparrow eggs, and eat. There the sparrows flew, scolding us as they flew.
Good time and good weather
It is said that when Hu Shi was the president of Peking University, a student was forced to drop out because of life. When Hu Shi learned of this, he promised to support him and asked him to continue his studies. Before the beginning of the semester, Hu Shi told his wife Jiang Dongxiu about the matter. He went on a business trip, but when he came back, he found that his wife had not paid the tuition fees for the students. Hu Shi's wife said that according to Hu Shi's financial aid method, he would have to rely on others for financial aid sooner or later. Hu Shi was so angry that he wanted to divorce her. Later, after coordination, they reached an agreement: from now on, whenever Hu Shi supported students or those in difficulty, Jiang Dongxiu would do it unconditionally; Hu Shi, on the other hand, could not love the new or the old and abandoned his wife. And they grew old together.
Einstein's correspondence with children
"Einstein's Correspondence with His Children" contains many childlike and playful letters. Here are some excerpts. A child named Tivoli wrote in a letter dated July 10, 1946: "Dear Sir... Our teacher said you were in America. I asked her if you were buried in America and not in England. She said you were not dead. My good friend Petto and I often discuss astronomy, which is our favorite extracurricular activity. Petto had a telescope that we used to watch the sky at night at school. We observe the Pleiades, Orion, Gemini, Mars and Saturn... We've been caught a few times, so it's been difficult..."
Sarkozy: "Post-presidency" is low-key and lonely
If there's one thing in the world that makes people feel like they're going from peak to trough, it's not riding a roller coaster. It's the outgoing president. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has just left office, is experiencing this feeling.
Martha Gellhorn: Hemingway for Women
She was Hemingway's third wife, and their marriage was once described by journalists as a combination of "flint" and "tough steel". She was the only one of Hemingway's four wives to abandon him. The legend of Martha Gellhorn is that she was the first female war correspondent and writer of the last century.
Wall Street wizard Dow Jones
It took 76 years for the Dow to reach 1,000, 14 years for it to reach 2,000, and then only eight years for it to reach 4,000, with 5,000 and 6,000 coming even faster. It is extraordinary that an idea conceived by Charles Henry Dow more than a century ago should be a major factor in our lives today.
Wang Hairong: From apprentice to vice minister
After the martyr Wang Hairong was born in Changsha in September 1938. At the beginning of the war, Wang Jan approached Xu Teli, a colleague of the first Division in Hunan who was in charge of the office of the Eighth Route Army in Changsha, and asked him to introduce Wang Deheng to Yan 'an to participate in the war. Under Xu Teli's arrangement, Wang Deheng soon went to Yan 'an. At this time, Wang Hairong was just over a year old, and his brother was still in his infancy.
Fish in the desert
He washed his face with a glass of water. A cup of water into the basin can only cover the pelvic floor's thin layer. When he tilted the basin, the water pooled in a small pool. Dip your hands into the water and your skin seems to gurgle. When your palms are wet, rub them together and rub a few on your face. At last, he reached down and scooped up a handful of water to his face... He closed his eyes and felt the cool and moist water.
Keep your dreams in mind
In 1978, a young man from Taiwan decided to apply for the Department of Drama and Film at the University of Illinois in the United States. However, his father strongly opposed him, saying that there were only 200 roles a year on Broadway. But there are 5,000 people competing for these few roles. His father's opposition did not stop the young man, he went ahead and boarded the flight to the United States. After the young man graduated from film school, he finally realized what his father had done. Because in the American film industry, a Chinese without any background want to make a name for himself, it is more difficult than heaven! But for his dream, the young man was still patient and helped the crew to take care of equipment, do some editing assistant, drama manager and other chores, and did it for six years. At the age of thirty, his dream career has not even a shadow, let alone established, even his own life is not settled. In the face of harsh reality, the young mind begins to doubt whether he is too ambitious. He even thought about giving up his dream.