|Vice Premier of the Republic of China|
15 July 1958 – 16 December 1963
|Preceded by||Huang Shao-ku|
|Succeeded by||Yu Ching-tang|
Shanghai, Qing Dynasty
|Died||April 5, 1979
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Occupation||Scholar, Editor, Politician|
Wang Yun-wu (Chinese: 王雲五; pinyin: Wáng Yúnwǔ) was born 1888 in Shanghai and was a famous Chinese scholar of history and political science, he was also a politician and invented Shih Chiao Hao Ma, a method of Chinese lexicography also sometimes referred to as the Four Corner Method.
In the 1920s when Wang Yun-wu was the editor in chief at the Commercial Press Ltd., China, one of the oldest book enterprises in China he invented the Four Corner Method.
On May 31, 1948 during the Chinese Civil War he was appointed by Chiang Kai-shek as Finance Minister to the Ministry of Finance (Republic of China). After the Chinese Civil War he moved to Taipei with his family.
In 1972 Wang Yun-wu presided over the Memorial Hall's opening on behalf of the government.
On August 14, 1987 to commemorate his historical achievement his picture (as above) was placed on the NT$2 Stamp of which 4 million units were printed in the Republic of China (also known as Taiwan).
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-  The Wang Yun-wu commemorative stamp
-  Wang Yun-wu presiding over the Memorial Hall's inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony
- Straddling East and West: Lin Yutang, a modern literatus: the Lin Yutang family collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Wang Yun-wu (see table of contents)