Wang Yun-wu

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Wang Yun-wu
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Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
15 July 1958 – 16 December 1963
Premier Chen Cheng
Preceded by Huang Shao-ku
Succeeded by Yu Ching-tang
Personal details
Born 1888
Shanghai, Qing Dynasty
Died April 5, 1979(1979-04-05) (aged 90)
Taipei, Taiwan
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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