About the Author

Jiang Yike, born in 1981, lives in China.

The site was created on Feb. 6, 2006.

I am an introverted person. Maybe because of my character, I am deeply attached to ancient books. Many young people think that ancient books are boring, but these books have become an important part of my life. They bring me pleasure and sadness. If you can understand ancient people, then their feelings are also yours.

Reading books about history and culture is my favorite pastime. This passion was born reading books such as "All Five Thousand Years" and historical picture-story books in my childhood. College life brought me an opportunity to read original ancient works. The first ancient book I read was "The Zuo's Explanation of the Spring-Autumn Classic". This book has been the most important thing that influenced my heart and changed my philosophy. Why does the Zuo's Explanation have such great glamour? It expresses noble principles that are unselfish, faithful, steadfast and chivalrous; moreover, it shows some nascent democratic spirit.

I also like to read the Western works. "The Greek Way" written by Edith Hamilton fascinated me. The book shows universal values which are applicable to not only the Occidental countries, but also the Oriental countries. A man who lived in the Spring-Autumn and Warring-States Era was able to write a book "The Chinese Way", because he was a free citizen of the Chinese states. A man who lived in the Han Empire also was able to write a book "The Chinese Way", because his homeland was glorious and admirable.

For the past years, I have had great enthusiasm in the free software movement. The movement gives me more thoughts about the values of freedom. The book "Free for All: How Linux and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans" written by Peter Wayner enlightened me.

In 2016 and 2017, I have visited Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan. The travels widened my vision. I am strongly impressed by the courtesy and smile of New Zealand's people, and the conscientious attitude of Japanese people. I can describe their countries by an ancient Chinese saying, "There is no discord, like the harmony of music."

In 2017 and 2018, I drove my car nearly 15,000 kilometers and traveled in many provinces of China. I paid my respects to many historic sites.

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