Lin Mosei (Chinese: 林茂生, 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, 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.
- 1928 – M.A. in literature from Columbia University in New York. He studied under John Dewey and Paul Monroe.
- 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.
- taipeitimes.com - Seventy-year-old thesis still seen as valuable today
- 228.org.tw - Lin Mosei profile, pictures (Chinese)
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