Qian Weichang (钱伟长), the father
of China's modern physics, passed away in Shanghai on
August 30 at age of 98. He was once wrongly branded as
a right wing and sent to work at a steel factory.
The following are some of his famous
I’m not a Party member, but I identify with
Party’s aspiration and like to work towards that goal. For
the sake of a prosperous China, I wouldn't mind to be treated
unfairly, I have no regrets. This is the spirit with which
many great men in Chinese history accomplished monumental
tasks for the nation. It is about placing the national interest
ahead of your own. The past sages left a great number of
teachings on this, such as Fan Zhongyan who wonderfully articulated
that "I’m willing to be the first in the world to confront
the peril and the last under the heaven to enjoy the life."
Some people say I don’t know how to advance
my career, but keep trying my hands at different subjects.
My answer is that my career objective is to serve my country.
Whatever my country needs me to do, I’ll do it, because I
know I can.