Lin Mosei

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lin (林).

Lin Mosei (Chinese: 林茂生; pinyin: Lín Màoshēng; born October 30, 1887, disappeared March 11, 1947) was a Taiwanese academic, educator, and the first Taiwanese to receive a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. He was additionally an esteemed calligrapher,[1] and was a baptized Christian.

Lin disappeared within days of the 228 Incident in Taiwan in 1947; he is generally believed to have been killed as a part of Chinese Nationalist Party's crackdown after the island-wide civilian uprising.

Lin's second son, Lin Tsung-yi, was an academic and educator in psychiatry.


1887 – Born in Fu-Cheng, Taiwan (present-day Tainan City), to a Presbyterian minister
1916 – B.A. in philosophy from the Tokyo Imperial University. He was the first Taiwanese graduate at the university.[2]
1928 – M.A. in literature from Columbia University in New York. He studied under John Dewey and Paul Monroe.[3]
1929 – Ph.D. in education from Columbia. His doctoral dissertation was entitled Public Education in Formosa Under the Japanese Administration: Historical and Analytical Study of the Development and the Cultural Problems. The paper, written in English, was not translated into Chinese until 2000.
1945 – Became Dean of Arts at the National Taiwan University in Taipei.
1947 – Disappeared on March 11.


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