Jiang Qian

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Jiang Qian

Jiang Qian (江謙. Zi(字)易園, Pinyin Yiyuan. Hao(號)陽複, Pinyin: Yangfu), scholar, educator. Chinese modern pioneering and influential educator.


In his earlier years, Qian studied at Ziyang Academy in Huizhou, and Wenzheng Academy in Nanjing. In 1902 he helped Zhang Jian (張謇) to found Tongzhou Normal School, the first Chinese normal school, and then became the school president. In 1914, he was appointed the president of Nanking Higher Normal School to found the school on the site of former Liangjiang Higher Normal School. Nanking Higher Normal School later turned to be National Southeastern University and renamed National Central University and Nanjing University. In 1918 when taken ill, he nominated the provost Kuo Ping-Wen (郭秉文) to be the acting president. A year later in 1919, he quit the post of school president.