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English Writings of Hu Shih

Literature and Society (Volume 1)

  • Chih-P'ing Chou
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Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 3-6
    3. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 7-12
    4. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 13-23
    5. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 25-31
    6. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 33-39
    7. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 41-50
    8. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 51-54
    9. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 55-64
  3. Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 67-69
    3. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 75-84
    4. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 85-100
    5. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 101-109
    6. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 115-120
    7. Chih-P’ing Chou
      Pages 121-125

About this book

Introduction

Hu Shih (1891-1962), Chinese philosopher, historian and diplomat. In the 1910s, Hu studied at Cornell University and later Columbia University, both in the United States. At Columbia, he was greatly influenced by his professor, John Dewey, and became a lifelong advocate of pragmatic evolutionary change. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1917 and returned to lecture at Peking University. Hu soon became one of the leading and most influential intellectuals during the May Fourth Movement and later the New Culture Movement. His most widely recognized achievement during this period was as a key contributor to Chinese liberalism and language reform in his advocacy for the use of written vernacular Chinese. Hu Shih was the Republic of China’s Ambassador to the United States of America (1938-1942) and later Chancellor of Peking University (1946-1948). In 1939 Hu Shih was nominated for a Nobel Prize in literature and in 1958 became president of the “Academia Sinica” in Taiwan, where he remained until his death in Nangang at the age of 71.

This diverse collection brings together his English essays, speeches and academic papers, as well as book reviews, all written between 1919 and 1962. English Writings of Hu Shih represents his thinking and insights on such topics as scientific methodology, liberalism and democracy, and social problems. It can also serve as a helpful resource for those who study Hu Shih and his views on ancient and modern China.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Academia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan R.O.C.

Editors and affiliations

  • Chih-P'ing Chou
    • 1
  1. 1., East Asian Studies DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

About the editors

Hu Shih (1891-1962), Chinese philosopher, historian and diplomat, is widely recognized as a key contributor to Chinese language reform, intellectual researches and public diplomacy. This collection of diverse content brings together his English essays, speeches, academic papers as well as book reviews from 1919 to 1962.English Writings of Hu Shih represents Hu Shih’s thinking and insights on such topics of scientific methodology, liberalism and democracy,
and social problems. It could also serve as a helpful resource for those who study Hu Shih and the ancient and modern China in his view.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title English Writings of Hu Shih
  • Book Subtitle Literature and Society (Volume 1)
  • Authors Hu Shih
  • Editors Chih-Ping Chou
  • Series Title China Academic Library
  • Series Abbreviated Title China Academic Library
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31184-0
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-31183-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43882-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-31184-0
  • Series ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-1861
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Philosophy
    History, general
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