This was listed as a Zhou Enlai (周恩来) quote in my 3-rd grade Chinese book:
Wèile Zhōnghuá zhī juéqǐ ér dúshū
Reading for the rise of China [Google Translate]
Question: How do I parse this quote?
Breaking it apart:
- 为了 = "for"
- 中华 = formal abbreviated term meaning "China"
- 之 = (?)
- 崛起 = "rise sharply"
- 而 = "and" or "also" (?)
- 读书 = read books
I think I get the general meaning: reading books will lead to China's steep rise. But it's not clear how it pieces together, and thus I may have totally misinterpreted it.