My personal View about Yun - 3 months off from CHF
Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:59 AM
As may well know, Yun will be leaving Singapore to do his PHD in Berkeley. We are going to have a farewell party for him. As he was busied with his Masters Thesis, he was away from CHF for 3 months. I am not sure if he will ever come back to Singapore, as he once informed me that if he cannot get a job in Singapore after his PHD in US, he will stay permanently in the US to teach chinese history.
I have to say the lack of Yun in CHF for the past 3 months is quite different. CHF feels quite different without Yun around, an important potent support force for academic information/source/advice. CHF would clearly be stronger and more powerful with him around.
Yun is the longest serving staff in CHF ever since CHF was founded 3 years ago. If I were to regard myself as the "founding emperor" of a dynasty, then clearly Yun is just like an important Prime Minister for CHF dynasty. To me, I compare him to famous "advisor" historical figures such as Zhang Liang of Han Dynasty (advising Liu Bang), Zhugeliang of Shu-han kingdom during 3 kingdom period, Wei Zhen of Tang dynasty (advising Li Shimin), Liu Bowen of Ming dynasty (advising Zhu Yuanzhang) etc. Not only does he provides good and sound advice, he was responsible for raising much of the quality of posting in the forum, establishing many policy and exam system. CHF would not have been what it's like if Yun is not around.
Clearly, Yun's departure from CHF 3 months ago makes me feel quite uneasy. But I do hope that after his thesis is over, he will come back to CHF again.
There are a number of other "important" members who have taken leave from CHF such as Snowybeagle, Urofpersia, Liang Jieming... I really miss them in CHF.
Below is my chinese comments about Yun:
Yun 是CHF的开国元勋,从创建论坛3年以来，一路为CHF出谋划策，贡献之大非同小可，以至CHF才有今天的太平盛世。 做为CHF 的重要谋臣和军师之一，Yun可以说是CHF的丞相, 他3个月的离去可以说是大大的削弱了CHF的力量，使到CHF丧失了一个重要的支柱。CHF没有他的日子感觉上好象少了什么东西。
若我把我自己比喻成CHF的"开国皇帝"，那么Yun就如同中国历史上的开国名臣, 象春秋时期的管仲, 汉朝的张良，三国时期的诸葛亮，唐朝的魏征， 明朝的刘伯温。他的进谏我几乎是言听计从，除了创立科举制度，完善法律系统，提高内容学术的素质，Yun可以说是鞠躬尽瘁，死而后已，然他又不失学者风范，在态度上不展现傲慢，而是谦虚谨慎，耐心地为许多会员"服务"。这种精神是我最欣赏他的其中原因之一。三年前，我有幸认识他，可以说是一种机缘。
"夫君子之行：靜以修身，儉以養德；非淡泊無以明志，非寧靜無以致遠。" - 諸葛亮
One should seek serenity to cultivate the body, thriftiness to cultivate the morals. If you are not simple and frugal, your ambition will not sparkle. If you are not calm and cool, you will not reach far. - Zhugeliang
Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:11 AM
I think he is man of integrity, so do his postings
Edited by Zorigo, 06 June 2007 - 01:15 AM.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:21 AM
Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:52 AM
Yun most definitely raised the level of the discussions and provided much good info when asked.
I wish him good luck in his quest to get his PHD.
You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:29 AM
Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:38 PM
"Lay down your cowardly sword and let Buddha into your heart"
Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:36 PM
Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:52 PM
Congrats to Yun; if it wasn't due to personal reason earlier (in the early 80's); I would have complete my studies in both Philosophy & History already. I believe with such zeal for history bug as Yun has exhibited, he will certainly be a great academian for Chinese history not only for CHF but for all of us who enjoy learning history as well.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:21 PM
Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:23 PM
And anyway, you'll miss us, won't you? So we might see you drop in at times...
Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:58 PM
Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:14 PM
"Mighty Thor grips the snake firmly by it's tongue, lifts his hammer high to strike soon his work is done.
Vingthor sends the guardian snake bleeding to the depths, twilight of the thunder god Ragnarök awaits!"
Posted 02 July 2007 - 11:10 PM
Come one, come all!
Posted 02 July 2007 - 11:50 PM
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