Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Overcast    9 / 1   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

A measure of dedication

By Tang Yue and Li Xiang  (China Daily)

09:44, November 23, 2011

Chu Zijia is a teacher at the tanggu No 2 Middle School in Tianjin.(Photo/China Daily)

TIANJIN - For the past 36 years, Chu Zijia's daily routine has included fetching water from a well early every morning, putting it in a special instrument and making a measurement.

He has mixed feelings toward the answer - it rarely changes, which bores him. But if it fluctuates, it could bode bad news.

A teacher at Tanggu No 2 Middle School, Chu has been conducting seismic surveillance as a grassroots observer for the government since 1975. Even his retirement in 1988 didn't keep him from working with the monitors and students.

The 88-year-old still attends meetings at the local seismological bureau every month and hands in his data.

And he still lives at school. Here in his living room/office, his desk fights for space with personal possessions, prizes for the students, and, of course, the graph paper he uses to note daily statistics. Also scattered are the awards and prizes he has earned for his inventions and science education.

"To be frank, it's a job that easily wearies you. You just repeat what you did the day before and 99 percent of the time, you get the same answer after hours of work," said Chu.

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】


 
 
 
 
We Recommend
 
 
 

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Children's folk music base founded

  2. Children experience new school bus

  3. Armed police bid farewell to retiring dogs

  4. Japan's next-generation main fighters

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Return to reason for real estate
  2. A reality check for Washington
  3. Improving education quality in rural areas
  4. Further healthcare reform
  5. Cyber cooperation needed
  6. Asia has no time for games with US
  7. Japanese drills should raise red flags for China
  8. Money culture pulls well-off teens into sex trade
  9. US scaremongering
  10. Asians no longer go under the knife to look 'white'

What's happening in China

Final shot as popular studio to shut down

  1. Macao residents hit jackpot with gov't subsidies
  2. China sets up emergency alert publishing system
  3. PLA establishes strategic planning department
  4. Schools offer lessons for a happy marriage
  5. Smaller units to supervise railways

PD Online Data

  1. The lion dance in Guangzhou
  2. The flower fair in Guangzhou
  3. Lion dances pay New Year calls in Guilin
  4. Jiangsu´s special New Year traditions
  5. Hakka traditions in Spring Festival