The China Quarterly

Research Article

Ch'en Tu-hsiu's Unfinished Autobiography

Richard C. Kagan

There are two sources of world civilization: one is the study, another is the prison. We the youth must make up our minds to enter the prison once out of the study, and enter the study once out of the prison. Only these provide the most lofty and sublime life. And only those civilizations born in these two places are true civilizations with life and value.