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20 January 1886|
Yuyao, Zhejiang, Qing Empire
|Died||19 June 1964(aged 78)|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
Jiang Menglin (simplified Chinese: 蒋梦麟; traditional Chinese: 蔣夢麟; 1886-1964), also known as Chiang Monlin, was a Chinese educator, writer, and politician. Between 1919 and 1927, he also served as the President of Peking University. He later became the president of National Chekiang University. In the early 1950s, he was head of the Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in Taiwan.
Jiang was born in Yuyao, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province on 20 Jan 1886. Jiang studied at Zhejiang Advanced College (浙江高等学堂; now 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. Jiang obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University under John Dewey's guidance.
He was also the Chairman of the Sino-American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in the late 1940s and 1950s.
References and further reading
- Monlin Chiang, Tides from the West: A Chinese Autobiography （Chinese:《西潮：蒋梦麟回忆录》）(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1945).
- Boorman, Howard L. , Richard C. Howard, ed. (1968). "Chiang Menglin". Biographical Dictionary of Republican China. Volume I. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 348–350.
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