July 5, 2010

Students of China

Lin Yutang wrote, in Moment in Peking, after describing the March 18th Massacre of 1926, marking the death of Aman, a girl student:

Aman was but a little girl, unwittingly a victim of merciless murderers. But in the revolution which began only three months later, many a young patriot consciously laid down his life that there might be a reborn and regenerated China. (Last paragraph of Chapter XXXVI)

But sadly there wasn’t.

Not even more than sixty years later. Students still demonstrated merely to get killed on that very same spot.

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