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Master style of the Republic of China 16: Qian Zhongshu, who was almost cheated by his cousin

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Master style of the Republic of China 16: Qian Zhongshu, who was almost cheated by his cousin

Stills from "The Siege".

Xiaobian recently watched the TV series "Siege", in which Chen Daoming played the role of Fang Hongjian to the fullest, in which "marriage is a besieged city, people outside the city want to enter, and people in the city want to come out." This sentence was widely circulated. The novel "The Siege of the City" is known as the "Outer History of Neo-Confucianism".

Master style of the Republic of China 16: Qian Zhongshu, who was almost cheated by his cousin

钱钟书(1910-1998)

The author of "The Siege" is Qian Zhongshu, he is a famous writer, writer, known as "erudite Confucian" and "cultural Kunlun", he was born in 1910 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province in an educational family. Because the eldest uncle Qian Jicheng has only one daughter, and the long house has no heirs, so as soon as Qian Zhongshu was born, according to the old customs, his grandfather ordered Qian Jibo, the father of Qian, to inherit Qian Zhongshu to the long house, and was raised by the eldest uncle Qian Jicheng.

Master style of the Republic of China 16: Qian Zhongshu, who was almost cheated by his cousin

Qian Zhongshu and his father

Talented: Some people say that Qian Zhongshu has been a Wang Bo-style prodigy since he was a child. And Qian Zhongshutang's niece Qian Jingru said that although Qian Zhongshu picked a book when he "caught Zhou", when he was young, Qian Zhongshu didn't seem to be enlightened in reading. Sun Keding, who has been in the same class with Qian Zhongshu for four years at the Wuxi County Higher Primary School, believes that when he was in primary school, he did not see anything unusual about Qian Zhongshu. He is not good at sports, literature, and mathematics. One summer vacation, his father, who came back from out of town, asked Zhong Shu and Zhong Han to write an article each. As a result, the article written by Zhong Han was very well received by his father, and the article written by Zhong was so angry that his father beat him up because of his unliterary and vulgar words. Yang Jiang once said in an article reminiscing about Qian Zhongshu: "Zhong Shu couldn't help but describe to me his embarrassment at that time: the whole family was in the courtyard to enjoy the shade, and he was still in the hall alone, beaten, painful and ashamed, and cried with a whimper.

Master style of the Republic of China 16: Qian Zhongshu, who was almost cheated by his cousin

Mr. and Mrs. Qian Zhongshu

Cousin "provoked": Qian Zhongshu's cousin Sun Ling's title is more amorous, when Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang were in love, he was talking nonsense on both sides. He told his cousin that Yang Jiang had a boyfriend, and the boyfriend was Fei Xiaotong. He also told Yang Jiang that his cousin was engaged and was about to get married. led to mutual questioning and accusations between Qian Yang's two letters. Fortunately, Qian Zhongshu was intent on getting along with Yang Jiang, so he wrote to Yang Jiang and asked her to meet her in the living room of the I-shaped hall. After meeting, the first thing he said was: "I'm not engaged." Yang Jiang said: "I don't have a boyfriend either." Only then did the misunderstanding in the middle be resolved. At this point, the relationship between the two stabilized, and after walking in the woods and resting in the lotus pond, they began a love life of more than 60 years.

Master style of the Republic of China 16: Qian Zhongshu, who was almost cheated by his cousin

Group photo of Qian Zhongshu's family

Fighting for women: After Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang returned from the cadre school, there were many disputes between the two families due to living habits and the death of their daughter Qian Yuan's husband. Once, her daughter Qian Yuan hired an hourly worker to wash clothes, and the neighbor woman also had to wash her clothes, and she had to wash them first. Qian Yuan naturally disagreed, saying that she had invited the person, and there had to be one who came first and then came. As a result, the neighbor woman slapped Qian Yuan. Seeing this, Yang Jiang rushed over and fought with the other party. Qian Yuan didn't see it well, so she went to call the director of the neighborhood committee. Who knew that the woman's husband came to help, Yang Jiang was lifted up several times, and was thrown down, and was dizzy and dizzy, and in a panic, he bit the woman's finger. Qian Zhongshu was reading a book in his room at the time, and when he saw his wife being beaten, he picked up a thick wooden plank and hit the man on the head, hitting the man in the elbow. It's just that Qian Zhongshu is just a literati after all, and he didn't win the fight, but he has nothing to say about his feelings for his wife and daughter.