On May 20, 2021, Xia Dezhao, a leader in the field of ophthalmology in China, passed away at the age of 104.
On May 21, 2021, Yang Boda, the former vice president of the Palace Museum and a cultural expert, passed away at the age of 94.
On May 22, 2021, Yuan Longping, the “Father of Hybrid Rice”, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the winner of the Medal of the Republic, passed away at the age of 91.
On May 22, 2021, Academician Wu Mengchao, the “Father of Chinese Hepatobiliary Surgery”, passed away at the age of 99.
Xia Dezhao, a leading Chinese ophthalmologist, dies at the age of 104
Former vice president of the Palace Museum and cultural expert Yang Boda dies at the age of 94
“Father of Hybrid Rice” Yuan Longping dies at the age of 91
“Father of Chinese Hepatobiliary Surgery” Academician Wu Mengchao dies at the age of 99
Wu Mengchao and Yuan Longping are born in the 20s and 30s respectively. Like most generations born in the 40s, they formed the key years of their outlook on life, world outlook, and values. Generally, they were idealistic and passionate years after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. When did the post-50s, 60s, and 70s take shape in the three outlooks? The country suddenly opened up and the new world emerged. Despite 30 years of industrialization, there is still a huge gap between China and the West. The Chinese people marveled at the age of reform and opening up. Then, the post-80s, a typical transitional generation. The post-90s and post-00s generations have self-confidence, no longer kneel down, identify with and love the country and the nation. Some young friends said that we will take over the baton of our predecessors and continue to struggle. That’s right, but don’t forget which age group the total social resources are still in the hands of. It may be more than half a century before we once again usher in iconic, flag-like, national scholar-level patriots like Yuan Longping and Wu Mengchao who were respected, recognized, and loved by the nation in their later years. The best way for young people to remember them is to understand their noble personality, identify their and our common domestic and foreign enemies, stand for the Chinese nation instead of the Western powers, stand for the Chinese people instead of powerful groups, and strengthen our convictions. Do our thing well.