Wu Yuzhang

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Wu Yuzhang (simplified Chinese: 吴玉章; traditional Chinese: 吳玉章; pinyin: Wú Yùzhāng; given name Yongshan (Chinese: 永珊; pinyin: Yŏngshān); December 30, 1878 – December 12, 1966) was a Chinese politician, educator, and president of Renmin University of China from 1950 to 1966.


Wu Yuzhang was born in Rong County, Sichuan in 1878. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1925. In the 1940s, when he was in Yan'an, he and Dong Biwu, Lin Boqu, Xu Teli, Xie Juezai were called as Yan'an Five Seniors (延安五老).[1]


Wu Yuzhang Honors College was named in memory of Wu. Since its founding, it's been considered one of the best colleges at Sichuan University. The yearly recruitment of 100 freshman is carried out under very strict criteria from a typical candidate pool of 10,000 freshman.


  1. ^ "“一辈子做好事”的人——吴玉章" (Be A Good Man for the Whole Life), People's Daily Section 2, June 15, 2005.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
President of Renmin University of China
1950 – 1966
Succeeded by
Cheng Fangwu