"The river of Chinese civilization has kept alternating between rising and falling, but it has never dried up, because there was always fresh water flowing into it. It has over history been joined by fresh water many times, the two largest inflows coming from India and the West, both of which owed their success to translation. It is translation that has preserved the perpetual youth of Chinese civilization. Translation is hugely useful!"
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Ji Xianlin: Born August 6, 1911
Occupation: linguist, paleographer, historian, writer
Nationality Chinese Children Ji Cheng
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