Yuan Baohua

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Yuan Baohua (Chinese character: 袁宝华; Pinyin: Yuán Bǎohuá; born January 13, 1916) is a Chinese educator and academic in the field of management. From 1985 to 1991, he was President of Renmin University.


Yuan was born in January 1916 in Nanzhao county, Henan province. He entered Beijing University in 1934 to study mathematics, later transferring to geology. During his time at the university, Yuan became involved in student politics, joining the Communist Youth League in April 1936, and becoming a member of the Communist Party of China itself in September of that same year.

In 1940, Yuan Baohua travelled to Yan'an to receive his indoctrination. The next year, he was assigned to the Central Committee. At the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945, Yuan Baohua was transferred to Manchuria, where he was involved in industrial and economic planning. In June 1985, as a reward for his years of service in the northeast, Yuan Baohua was made President of Renmin University by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, later confirmed by the National People's Congress. He turned 100 in January 2016.[1]


  1. ^ Keith Hearn (2015-12-08). "K3OPS – The Legend Of The Century". MyTechBits. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Guo Yingqiu
President of Renmin University of China
Succeeded by
Huang Da