Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil; I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village, I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai; and I saw their elimination by electric lights.
For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples.
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|Birth:||17th December, 1891|
|Death:||24th February, 1962|
|Profession:||Diplomat, Educator, Essayist, Leader, Philosopher|
Hu Shih was born in Jixi County, Anhui Province, China. He was a Chinese philosopher, leader, educator, essayist and diplomat. Hu is widely recognized today as a key contributor to Chinese liberalism and language reform in his advocacy for the use of written vernacular Chinese. He was influential in the May Fourth Movement, one of the leaders of China's New Culture Movement. He had a wide range of interests such as literature, history, textual criticism, and pedagogy. He studied at Cornell University and Columbia University. Hu was the Republic of China's ambassador to the United States of America from 1938-1942. In 1939, he was nominated for a Nobel Prize in literature. Hu served as chancellor of Peking University between 1946-1948. He was also chief executive of the Free China Journal, which was eventually shut down for criticizing Chiang Kai-shek. He wrote several books include: An Outline History of Chinese Philosophy and The Chinese renaissance.
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