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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hu Shi 1891-1962. Chinese philosopher and diplomat. As a philosophy professor he promoted vernacular literature to replace writing in the classical style. He was also ambassador to the United States (1938-1942) and the United Nations (1957).

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  • The first serious scholarly attempt to argue that the vitality, inventiveness, and range of vernacular literature had shifted it into the mainstream, ready and able to replace an impoverished and now obsolete classicism, was published in New Youth by Hu Shi.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • Like their friend Hu Shi in a different sphere, the Bucks were part of a nationwide drive to build a new China, and Pearl threw herself into the work.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • In his speech in 1998, President Clinton did an excellent job of citing to the revered Chinese political philosopher Hu Shi (pronounced Who Shi) in his call for greater democratic freedom.

    Elizabeth Lynch: Obama's Town Hall in Shanghai - Reading Between the Lines

  • We were all bullied because my uncle, a friend of prominent liberal intellectual Hu Shi, had been labeled a "running dog of the imperialists."

    'So Goodbye Forever'

  • The Guoyu ribao 國語日報 (National Language Daily), a daily paper for children (the great Hu Shi calligraphed the title), uses systematically zhuyin fuhao in parallel with the characters.

    languagehat.com: SHIH SHIH.

  • Hu Shi, professor at Beijing University, played a major role in developing a written style in the vernacular, which would be easier to learn and would enable larger numbers of people to become literate.

    1937, Jan. 28

  • Bian was a follower of the “New Moon” school of poetry, a leading exponent of which was Hu Shi, who became Kuomintang ambassador to the United States.

    Wild Swans

  • In the following essay, Hu Shi notes that missionaries, often considered the vanguard of the West's cultural invasion, did actually bring some positive change to China.

    Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China

  • In the following essay, Hu Shi notes that missionaries, often considered the vanguard of the West's cultural invasion, did actually bring some positive change to China. by Hu Shi/translated by Julian Smisek

    Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China

  • China Institute (CI) was founded by a group of distinguished American and Chinese educators including John Dewey and Hu Shi in 1926.

    Newswire Today - Free Newswire - Press Releases Distribution

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