Jiang Menglin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Jiang.
Jiang Menglin
Jiang Menglin10.jpg
Born (1886-01-20)20 January 1886
Yuyao, Zhejiang, Qing Empire
Died 19 June 1964(1964-06-19) (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 paramount politician. Between 1919 and 1927, he also served as the President of Peking University. He later became the president of National Chekiang University.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] Jiang obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University under John Dewey's guidance.

Political career[edit]

Jiang served as the Minister of Education of the Republic of China from 1928-1930.

Jiang was the General Secretary of Executive Yuan of the Republic of China from 1945 to 1947.

He was also the Chairman of the Sino-American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in the late 1940s and 1950s.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Monlin Chiang, Tides from the West: A Chinese AutobiographyChinese:《西潮:蒋梦麟回忆录》)(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1945).

Academic offices
Preceded by
Cai Yuanpei
President of Peking University
1930 – 1945
Succeeded by
Hu Shi
Preceded by
Hu Zhuangyou
President of Zhejiang University
1927 – 1930
Succeeded by
Shao Peizi