English Writings of Hu Shih (Chinese Literature and Society)——Chinese Literature and Society
This series, edited by Chih-Ping Chou, professor of history at Princeton University, is a collection of English essays,
speeches, academic papers as well as book reviews by Hu Shih from 1912 to 1962, most published on the most
influential English journals at that time.
About the Author
Hu Shih (1891‒1962), Chinese philosopher, 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, and former
President of Peking University. He had a wide range of interests such as literature,
history, textual criticism, and pedagogy.