Diary of a Madman and Other Stories - Cheering from the Sidelines: Preface, Diary of a Madman Summary & Analysis

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Cheering from the Sidelines: Preface, Diary of a Madman Summary

In the Preface, the author explains his reason for creating these stories and this book. The stories compiled in Cheering from the Sidelines are memories and dreams that the author has been unable to forget. The author tells the reader a bit about his life beginning in his early childhood when he was in charge of caring for his ailing father. With the death of his father and the failure of traditional Chinese medicine, Lu Xun dreamed of growing up and healing those in unfortunate circumstances like his father. During his education toward this goal, he realized that the sickness of many Chinese was not necessarily physical but spiritual, and, if one is not spiritually and emotionally healthy, what is the point in being physically healthy? So...

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