Hunan First Normal University

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Hunan First Normal University
Motto 要做人民的先生,先做人民的学生
Motto in English
If you want to be the teacher of the people, you must be the student of the people at first
Established 1903
Type Public University
President Peng Xiaoqi (彭小奇)
Academic staff
Location Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China

Hunan First Normal University (simplified Chinese: 湖南第一师范学院; traditional Chinese: 湖南第一師範學院; pinyin: Húnán Dìyī Shīfàn Xué Yuàn), founded in 1903, is a higher education institution located in Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China.[1] In 2003, Mao Zedong's grandson Mao Xinyu visited here, he wrote "Hunan First Normal University is a good school" (一师是个好学校).[2]

Hunan First Normal University covers a total area of 1346 mu, with more than 420,000 square meters of floor space.

The university is divided into 10 colleges.

Notable Alumni and Faculty[edit]

The school gate.
The stadium.
The library.
The students' hostel.


  • Chen Zizhan (simplified Chinese: 陈子展; traditional Chinese: 陳子展; pinyin: Chen Zizhan), writer, from 1923 to 1927.
  • Li Jinxi, educator, from 1913 to 1915.
  • Li Da, educator, from 1923 to 1926.
  • Pi Xirui (simplified Chinese: 皮锡瑞; traditional Chinese: 皮錫瑞; pinyin: Pi Xirui), poet, from 1903 to 1906.
  • Shu Xincheng (Chinese: 舒新城; pinyin: Shu Xincheng), educator, from 1920 to 1921.
  • Wang Xianqian (simplified Chinese: 王先谦; traditional Chinese: 王先謙; pinyin: Wang Xianqian), educator, from 1903 to 1904.
  • Xia Mianzun (Chinese: 夏丏尊; pinyin: Xia Mianzun), educator, writer and translator, from 1920 to 1922.
  • Mao Zedong, (simplified Chinese: 毛泽东; traditional Chinese: 毛澤東; pinyin: Mao Zedong), politician, Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China, from 1920 to 1922.
  • Xin Shuzhi (simplified Chinese: 辛树帜; traditional Chinese: 辛樹幟; pinyin: Xin Shuzhi), biologist, from 1920 to 1924.
  • Xu Teli (Chinese: 徐特立; pinyin: Xu Teli), educator, from 1913 to 1919.
  • Yang Shuda (simplified Chinese: 杨树达; traditional Chinese: 楊樹達; pinyin: Yang Shuda), educator, from 1914 to 1915.
  • Yi Baisha (Chinese: 易白沙; pinyin: Yi Baisha), revolutionist, from 1917 to 1917.
  • Zhou Gucheng (simplified Chinese: 周谷城; traditional Chinese: 周穀城; pinyin: Zhou Gucheng), educator, scholar and politician, from 1921 to 1927.


  • Cai Hesen, revolutionist, from 1913 to 1915.
  • Duan Dechang (Chinese: 段德昌; pinyin: Duan Dechang), revolutionist, from 1924 to 1925.
  • Guo Liang (Chinese: 郭亮; pinyin: Guo Liang), revolutionary martyr, from 1920 to 1922.
  • Liu Chouxi (simplified Chinese: 刘畴西; traditional Chinese: 劉疇西; pinyin: Liu Chouxi), general, from 1920 to 1924.
  • Luo Xuezan (simplified Chinese: 罗学瓒; traditional Chinese: 羅學瓚; pinyin: Luo Xuezan), revolutionist, from 1913 to 1918.
  • Mao Zedong, revolutionist and politician, from 1913 to 1918.
  • Ren Bishi, revolutionist and politician, from 1915 to 1918.
  • Tao Zhiyue (simplified Chinese: 陶峙岳; traditional Chinese: 陶峙嶽; pinyin: Tao Zhiyue), general, from 1904 to 1907.
  • Yuan Guoping (simplified Chinese: 袁国平; traditional Chinese: 袁國平; pinyin: Yuan Guoping), general, from 1922 to 1925.
  • Zhang Guoji (simplified Chinese: 张国基; traditional Chinese: 張國基; pinyin: Zhang Guoji), educator, from 1915 to 1920.
  • Zhou Gengsheng (simplified Chinese: 周鲠生; traditional Chinese: 周鯁生; pinyin: Zhou Gengsheng), educator, from 1904 to 1906.

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