This is the statue at Tsinghua University, honouring the late Poet & Scholar Wen Yiduo or more correctly named Wen Jia Ye ( 1899 - 1946 )
He wrote a poem in around 1927, titled " Prayer."
The opening stanza, fittingly depicts the garden's preface....
" Please tell me, who are the Chinese?
Show me how to cherish memory.
Please tell me of this people's greatness.
Softly tell me; don't shout it out."
The full poem in Chinese characters, follows:
"....and those making use of the world as those not using it to the full;
for the scene of the world is changing."
or translated another way....
".......and they that use this world as not abusing it;
for the fashion of this world passeth away."
How true also, these words scribed in the 1st Century Common Era.