《从清华到麻省理工》新书发布会扬子江餐馆举行

【波士顿美亚出版社供稿】波士顿双语出版社将于2015年6月20日中午假莱克星顿镇中心的扬子江餐馆举行《从清华到麻省理工——我从教育到创业之路》(From Tsinghua to M.I.T. —— My Journey From Education to Entrepreneurship)新书发布会。这部英文自传的作者是今年97岁的美国工程院院士、麻省理工退休教授李诗颖老先生。
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上图:李诗颖夫妇在家中后院(李强 摄)。



李诗颖先生1936年入学清华大学,抗战爆发后随校南迁到长沙、后来就读于昆明的西南联大。1940年获得清华大学本科学位之后,留校任教两年。李诗颖于1942年10月辗转抵达波士顿,到麻省理工学院攻读研究生学位,在波士顿地区生活了近73年。
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在这部自传中,李教授回顾了过去百年来自己家族的历史,以及他在清华大学和西南联大学习和生活的往事,在波士顿留学、当教授和创业的艰辛历程。作为中美两国抗战的见证人,李教授对日本军国主义侵略者非常痛恨。他希望通过出版这部自传同美国的青年人、特别是华裔青年人分享第一代华人移民在美国奋斗的历程。

波士顿美亚出版社以促进中美文化交流、服务中美两国读者为宗旨。北美艺术家协会董事长黄镜明先生应邀出任波士顿双语出版社顾问,他表示海外华人人才济济,而拥有哈佛大学、麻省理工学院等名校的大波士顿地区更是藏龙卧虎。他说:“希望波士顿双语出版社能够为他们提供一个平台,将这些优秀华人的中英文作品通过传统和电子出版媒体介绍给中美两国读者。”

该书的编辑之一李强先生说:“非常荣幸能够编辑李教授的自传,李教授虽然年过九旬,但思路仍然非常敏捷。在编辑过程中学习到历史、教育和在美国创业等各个方面的知识,向李教授这样严谨务实的清华校友致敬!”

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上图:陈刚教授(左)同李诗颖教授夫妇合影。

下面是麻省理工学院机械系主任陈刚先生为这部英文自传写的序言。

Forward

I am really pleased to hear that Professor Shih-Ying Lee’s autobiography is going to be published. I first met Professor Lee on February 14, 2014. I had studied some background information about Professor Lee before the meeting and was eager to meet him. Professor Lee and his wife Lena welcomed me at their beautiful home in Lincoln, Massachusetts. One hour quickly went by and I was truly fascinated by Professor Lee’s life and impressed with his sharp mental and physical condition for a 96 year-old. I was eager to learn more of his life stories and knew that the meeting was only the beginning. Reading my mind, Professor Lee presented me a copy of his autobiography “From Tsinghua to M.I.T.”.

This is a wonderful autobiography, with stories of Professor Lee’s personal life told in modest and faithful English. The book is both educational and inspirational for me and my wife, both of us read it with great interests. We learnt quite a lot of China’s past through Professor Lee’s childhood and his youth, and China-US history especially the Boxer Indemnity Funds or (Geng-Zi Pei Kuan), the struggle of early generations of Chinese immigrants, and a fulfilling life in academia and industry. Professor Lee’s life stories are especially inspirational for immigrants from China, even though today’s immigrants have very different backgrounds. He has shown by examples how to overcome life’s adversaries, to pursue ones passion, and to give back to societies. Professor Lee set up a graduate fellowship at the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering to support students from China pursuing their graduate studies, and graduate fellowships in Tsinghua University to support needy students.

My second visit to Professor Lee was recent, May 9, 2015—after a few cancellations due to the snowy season, and Professor Lee was as sharp as last visit. This time, both my wife Tracy and I had read Professor Lee’s autobiography and we were more informed visitors. In fact, we also got a copy of Professor Lee’s brother- professor Yao Tzu Li’s autobiography “Freedom and Enlightenment”, which was published and available in bookstores or online. Thus, it is really a great pleasure to see that Professor Lee’s autobiography is going to be officially published and available to more readers. I am sure it will inspire generations to come!

Professor Gang Chen, Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

June 8, 2015

关于 “《从清华到麻省理工》新书发布会扬子江餐馆举行” 的 1 个意见

  1. Looking forward to reading Prof. Lee’s autobiography. By the way, it should be spelled as “Geng-Zi Pei Kuan” in Prof. Gang Chen’s Forward.

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