Jiang Menglin

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Jiang Menglin
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Jiang.
Jiang Menglin
Born (1886-01-20)20 January 1886
Flag of the Qing dynasty (1889-1912).svg Yuyao, Ningbo, Zhejiang, Qing Empire
Died 19 June 1964(1964-06-19) (aged 78)
Alma mater Columbia University

Jiang Menglin (Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 蔣夢麟/蒋梦麟; 1886-1964, aka Chiang Monlin), was a notable Chinese educator, writer, and paramount politician. Between 1919 and 1927, he also served as the President of Peking University. He later became the president of National Chekiang University.


Jiang was born in Yuyao, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province on 20 Jan 1886. Jiang studied at Zhejiang Advanced College (Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 浙江高等學堂/浙江高等学堂; current Zhejiang University) in Hangzhou in 1903. In 1908,he went to America and studied at University of California, Berkeley.At first,he majored in agriculture, and then he turned to pedagogy.[1] Jiang obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University under John Dewey's guidance.

Political career[edit]

Jiang served as the Minister of Education of the Republic of China from 1928-1930.

Jiang was the General Secretary of Executive Yuan of the Republic of China from 1945 to 1947.

He was also the Chairman of the Sino-American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in the late 1940s and 1950s.

See also[edit]


Monlin Chiang, Tides from the West: A Chinese AutobiographyChinese:《西潮:蒋梦麟回忆录》)(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1945).

Academic offices
Preceded by
Cai Yuanpei
President of Peking University
1930 – 1945
Succeeded by
Hu Shi
Preceded by
Hu Zhuangyou
President of Zhejiang University
1927 – 1930
Succeeded by
Shao Peizi