What do you think this boy is doing? Entertaining himself
by scrubbing fighting scenes between a monkey and a fox?
Or trying to have a quick catch up from his unfinished
Nope. He’s proofreading his book-length writing.
Sounds impressive? But hang on, that’s not the whole story
yet, not even the most impressive part of the story. This
12-year old is not writing about how a cat shall fight
against a dog, but how the world education system shall
be run in the 21st century, as its title has awesomely
suggested: The Manifesto of Great Education
Revolution. (《教育大革命宣言》). Some folks in China hailed
it the first serious research study ever conducted in the
field (all those gigantic figures right from ancient Confucian to
today’s teachers, professors, with degrees of PhD and Post-PhD
are sure to blush with shame on hearing the news and may
spit out blood).
If you think it’s a joke, then you’re wrong, because it’s
not. And you may like to know this book is about to be
published by three major publishing houses in Beijing in
April or May this year.
In fact, it will not be the first book published under
his name, which is Dou Kou (窦蔻). When Dou Kou was half
his present age, he published his first book, an autobiography
of his six years of long life. Since then, his creative
urge became hard to contain, in next six years more of
his long and median and short stories hit bookstores, with
titles including Dou Kou’s Years (sounds full
of life experiences), In a Child’s Eye (sounds
full of reflective wisdom), Let Me Give A Mice Another
Stomach (sounds like a research paper by a bioscientist).
In the middle of last year, when he was yet to be one
dozen-year old, he graduated from high school and became
a full-time writer since. And he has stopped making fuss
over child’s eye or mice’s stomach, but devoted his attention
on big issues such as education and revolution.
His Manifesto in the above mentioned topics said
having 11 massive chapters, with 10 dedicated to analysing
the current education situation in China, and pinpointing
the problems. The final chapter is about the future, illustrating
three proposed legislation drafted by
the author, covering the areas ranging from protection
of student rights, family education to teaching gifted
If you’re overwhelmed by the extraordinary literature
talent of this 12-year old, then how about a marital genius
who is nearly a dozen years younger than him?
This one and half-year old toddler with
a heroic martial name (李威震, Li Thundering Power) seems
destined to be a martial hero.
Who says before you can walk do not run? Watch me!
I ain’t walking much cuz I can’t walk well. Besides,
walking is soooo yardy ya boring, so I skipped walking
and go to ski; and when I ski I can also take a milk
break. Hope one day drinking milk when skiing can be
included in the Olympics.
Before you can walk you should always try to fly, trust
Me luv free hiking
Both boys are the natives of Henan, one of China’s provinces
that are rich in cultural heritage but poor in material
wealth. So you get implications. Or, perhaps not.
Lord with A Ring