Faculty and students of the Business School shared their feelings of and insights into the books they read during a book reading organized in celebration of the 27th World Book and Copyright Day.
One financial management major named FU Jiamiao shared what she realized after reading the book The Catcher in the Rye: when having an identity crisis and feeling bewildered in today's fast-paced society, people can always choose to slow down and think about their original aspirations. Reading can inject energy to readers and help them be a good time manager, just as Salinger said in the masterpiece, quote, "The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
WU Qiong, deputy secretary of the Communist Party Committee of the School, shared what she took out of her repeated reading of Wei Cheng or Fortress Besieged, the signature work of QIAN Zhongshu, and encouraged students to be an avid reader, drawing inspiration from literary works for their happy and healthy growth.
This is another example of the attention paid by the Business School to the creation of an atmosphere that's conducive to reading. The School has set aside ring-fenced funding and reading space and designated mentors to encourage reading on a regular basis.
By promoting reading, the Business School is contributing its share to the creation of a culturally advanced society and realization of common prosperity, two ambitious goals that Ningbo and the rest of the country are striving for.