English Writings of Hu Shih

National Crisis and Public Diplomacy (Volume 3)

  • Hu Shih
  • Chih-P'ing Chou

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 1-3
  3. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 17-23
  4. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 25-30
  5. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 31-32
  6. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 33-37
  7. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 39-45
  8. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 47-52
  9. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 53-58
  10. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 59-65
  11. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 67-69
  12. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 71-75
  13. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 77-80
  14. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 81-83
  15. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 85-86
  16. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 87-89
  17. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 91-98
  18. Chih-P’ing Chou
    Pages 99-102

About this book


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

  • Hu Shih
    • 1
  1. 1.Academia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan R.O.C.

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33164-0
  • 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
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33163-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33164-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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