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Cài Yuánpéi (蔡元培, Wade-Giles: Ts'ai Yüan-p'ei) (January 11, 1868 - March 5, 1940) was a Chinese educator and the chancellor of the Peking University, and known for his critical evaluation of the Chinese culture that led to the May Fourth Movement. Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Peking University 博学审问慎思明辨 Peking University or Beijing University (pinyin BÄ›ijÄ«ng Dàxué), colloquially Beida (北大, pinyin bÄ›idà), is one of the most prestigious universities in China. ... This is the current collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... Students in Beijing rallied during the May Fourth Movement. ...

  • Courtesy name: Hèqīng (鶴卿)
  • Sobriquet: Lone Citizen (孑民 Jiémín)

Born in Shānyīn Village, Shaoxing Subprefecture, Zhejiang Province, Cai was appointed to the Hanlin Imperial Academy at 26. In 1898, he became involved in administering institutes and became: Cha can also refer to a Latin American dance, also called the Cha-cha-cha. ... A boat on one of Shaoxings waterways, near the city center. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江; pinyin: Zhèjiāng; Wade-Giles: Che-chiang; Postal System Pinyin: Chehkiang or Chekiang) is a eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Hanlin Academy (翰林院) was founded in China in the 8th century. ...

  • Superintendent of Shaoxing Chinese-Western School (紹興中西學堂監督)
  • Head of Shèng District Shànshān College (嵊縣剡山書院院長)
  • Director-Teacher of the Special Class of Nanyang Public School (南洋公學特班總教習)

He established Guangfuhui in 1904 and joined Tongmenghui the next year. After studying philosophy, psychology, and art history in the Universität Leipzig of Germany in 1907, he became the provisional Republic's Minister of Education in January 1912, but later resigned during Yuan Shikai's presidency. He then return to Germany, and then went to France. Guāngfùhuì (光復會 Revive the Light Society), or the Restoration Society, was an anti-Qing Empire organization established by Cai Yuanpei in 1904. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Tongmenghui (同盟會 Pinyin: Tóng Méng Huì, literal meaning: United Allegiance Society), also known as the United League or the Revolutionary Alliance, was organized by Sun Yat-sen and Sung Chiao-jen in Tokyo, Japan on August 20, 1905. ... The term philosophy derives from a combination of the Greek words philos meaning love and sophia meaning wisdom. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul and logos = study of) is the study of behaviour, mind,[action] and thought. ... Art history usually refers to the history of the visual arts. ... The University of Leipzig, located in Leipzig, Germany, is one of the oldest universities in Europe. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Yuan Shikai (Traditional: 袁世凱; Simplified: 袁世凯; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Yüan Shih-kai) (September 16, 1859 – June 6, 1916) was a Chinese military official and politician during the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. ...


Cai return to China in 1916 to became the Chancellor of Peking University the next year. In 1927, he co-founded the National College of Music, which later became the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In April 1928, he became the first president of the Academia Sinica. Peking University 博学审问慎思明辨 Peking University or Beijing University (pinyin BÄ›ijÄ«ng Dàxué), colloquially Beida (北大, pinyin bÄ›idà), is one of the most prestigious universities in China. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: Chinese universities | Stub ... The Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学院), formerly known as Academia Sinica (not to be confused with the Academia Sinica currently headquartered in Taipei), is the national academy for the natural sciences of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Cai proposed the equal importance of five ways of life -- "Virtue, Wisdom, Health, Collective, and Beauty" (德、智、體、群、美) -- that are still learned as a slogan today in Taiwan. He was also an opponent of foot binding and concubinage, as well as being a proponent of divorce and remarriage. Virtue (Greek αρετη; Latin virtus) is the habitual, well-established, readiness or disposition of mans powers directing them to some goodness of act. ... Wisdom is often meant as the ability and desire to make choices that can gain approval in a long-term examination by many people. ... A collective is a group of people who share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective. ... This page is about the pleasant phenomenon. ... The bound feet of an adult woman Foot binding (纏足, 包腳, 裹小腳, or 紮腳) is a custom practiced in China on young females for more than one thousand years and finally discontinued in the early 20th century. ... Concubinage is either the state of a couple living together as lovers with no obligation created by vows, legal marriage, or religious ceremony, or the state of a woman supported by a male lover who is married to, and usually living with, someone else. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage, which can be contrasted with an annulment which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support, child custody and distribution of property. ...


Cai Yuanpei died at the age of 76 in Hong Kong.


Bibliography

  • Cai Jianguo: Cai Yuanpei: Gelehrter und Mittler zwischen Ost und West. Deutsch von Hans Christian Stichler. Münster [u.a.]: Lit 1998.
  • Wang Peili: Wilhelm von Humboldt und Cai Yuanpei: eine vergleichende Analyse zweier klassischer Bildungskonzepte in der deutschen Aufklärung und in der ersten chinesischen Republik. Münster, New York: Waxmann 1996.

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Born in Shānyīn Village, Shaoxing Subprefecture, Zhejiang Province, Cai was appointed to the Hanlin Imperial Academy at 26.
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Cai's contribution is considered one of the most important inventions in history, since it enabled China to develop its civilization much faster than with earlier writing materials (primarily bamboo), and it did the same with Europe when it was introduced in the 12th century or the 13th century.
Sobriquet: Lone Citizen (孑民 Jiémín) Born in Shānyīn Village, Shaoxing Subprefecture, Zhejiang Province, Cai was appointed to the Hanlin Imperial Academy at 26.
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