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Name: Hu Shih
Date: Chinese, 1891–1962
Shih Hu
Remarks: Graduated from Cornell University with his BA in 1914. Went on to get PhD at Columbia, and was an important figure in the development of modern China, particularly the implementation and use of the vernacular language. See Cornell Chronicle, "Celebrating Hu Shih", (accessed Jan-13-2015) and Columbia University, "Columbians Ahead of their Time: Hu Shih", (accessed Jan-13-2015). Copies of both articles are in the object file for 56.251.