DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI PROFILES
- Cha Chien 査谦 '21, '23
- Lin Shu Ming 林澍民 '21
- Wong Jee Lum 黄子濂 '22
- Chang Chi 张纪 '23
- Kuang Shoukun 邝寿堃 '23
- Doon Dayu 董大酉 '24, '25
- Shill Chao Ying 时昭瀛 '24, '25
- Wang Hua-Cheng 王化成 '24
- Du Yuanzai 杜元载 '25
- Wu Ching Chao 吴景超 '25
- Chang Kerwey Hugh 张克威 '27
- Park No-Yong 鲍纳荣 '27
- Tang Peisong 汤佩松 '27
- Wang Feiman 王非曼 '28
- Chen Hsin Tao 陈心陶 ‘29
- Tu Chih 涂治 ‘29
- Jin Shanbao 金善宝 '30
- Zou Zhonglin 邹钟琳 '31
- Lu Dajing 陆大京 ‘33
- Liu Chi-Ying 柳支英 ‘35
- Li Feng-Swen 李凤荪 ‘36
- Ling Lee ‘36, '37
- Wang Jin 王琎 ‘36
- Wang Mingqi 王鸣歧 ‘36, '38
- Wu Shaokui 吴绍骙 '36, '38
- Hwang Shui-Tsai 黄瑞采 ‘37
- Li Ying-Chen 李荫桢 '37
- Lo Teng-Yi 罗登义 '37
- Ma Ta-Pu 马大浦 '37
- Chen Hong-Yu 陈鸿佑 '38, '40
- Lu Hefu 卢鹤绂 '38, '41
- Tsiang Teh-Chi 蒋德麒 '38
- Yen Chia Hsien 严家显 '38
- Hwang Liang 黄亮 '39
- Lou Chenghou 娄成后 '39
- Lu Ho-Shen 卢鹤绅 '39, '41
- Chen Shan-Ming 陈善铭 '40, '43
- Tsiang Yien-Si 蒋彦士 '40, '42
- Zhang Xichang 章锡昌 '40
- Hsu Ke-Chin 徐克勤 '41, '44
- Cheng Ganfan 程淦藩 '43
- Pan Chung-Hsiang 潘钟祥 '44, '46
- Wu Xiang 吴襄 ’45
- Chiang Huai C. 姜怀章 ’46, ‘48
- Liang-Ruenn Kao 高良润 '47
- Tao Dinglai 陶鼎来 '47
- Tseng Teh-Chu 曾德超'47
- Zhang Dejun 张德骏 '47
- Li Kezuo 李克佐 ‘48
- Li Yonglu 李永禄 ‘48
- Qu Zhongxiang 曲仲湘 ‘48
- Chen Chunting 陈椿庭 '49
- Cheng Ling Tsai 郑玲才 '49
- Ge Chunlin 葛春霖 '49
- Hsu Chow 徐陬 '49
- Jia Jian 贾健 '49
- Li Daokui 李道揆 '49
- Pu Chih-lung 蒲蛰龙 '49
- Tu Guangchi 涂光炽 '49
- Benjamin Y.H. Liu 刘扬晖 '60
- Chang Tieh-Ching 张铁清 '61
- Edward W. Ng 伍炜国 '62
- Johnson Yang-Seng Luh '63
- Yum Tong Siu 萧荫堂 '63
- Cheng-Khee Chee 徐靖沂 '64
- Chin-chao Koh 葛锦昭 '64
- Liangxin Fan 范良信 '66
- Sun Ming Hsien 孙明贤 '66
- Nathan Ning-Hei Ma 马宁熙 '66
- Shih Yung Kwei 石永贵 '67
- Wu Jing-Jyi 吴静吉 '67
- Kuo-Hsiung Lee 李国雄 '68
- Yen Shih-Pau 严士溥 '69
- David Y. H. Pui 裴有康 ’70, ’73, ‘76
- Perng Fai-Nan 彭淮南 '71
- Bor-ming Jahn 江博明 ‘72
- Sun Kwok 郭新 '72, '74
- Chu Wah-Hui 朱华煦 '74
- Simon Wong 黄家和 '74
- Fanny Cheung 张妙清 '75
- Yvonne Cheung Ho 张敬文 '76
- Sun Lung-Kee 孙隆基 '76
- Chao Yi 赵怡 '77
- Johnny Ning Chao 赵宁 '79
- Richard Lee 李文辉 '79
- Winston Yu 于重元 '79
- Sung Yun Wing 宋恩荣 '79
Pan Wen Huen
Pan Wen Huen, who was born in 1892 in Peking, was tutored at home early in his life. In 1911, he completed his studies at St. John’s University and attended Tsinghua Collge until 1912. He then began studying at the University of Michigan where he was an engineering student for two years and had a good record as a “track man”. In 1914, Pan transferred to the University of Minnesota.
Pan was very active as a student at the University. He joined the Chinese Students Club, the Cosmopolitan Club, and also played on the soccer, hockey, and tennis teams. His skills were highly praised in the University yearbook, the Gopher. In the fall of 1915, Pan was elected the captain of the hockey team, and in 1916, he was chosen to be the captain of the tennis. Pan also held many records at St. John’s University in track and won awards in tennis.
In 1916, Pan graduated from the University with a bachelor of science in engineering and returned to China. He became a physical education director at Tsinghua College in Peking, China. In 1927, he moved to Shanghai with his family where he worked for the Shanghai Telephone Company.
Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Pan Wen Ping
Pan Wen Ping, who was born in 1894 in Beijing, arrived at the University of Minnesota as the first Chinese student in 1914 with the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship. He studied at St. John’s University in Shanghai and transferred to Tsinghua College where he graduated in 1913. Shortly after his arrival, Pan encouraged his older brother Wen Huen Pan and friends Yih Kum Kwong and Ching Ling Bau to come to Minnesota as students.
Pan received his bachelor of science in chemistry in 1918, followed by another degree in metallurgical engineering in 1919. He was actively involved in various clubs and served as the first president of the Chinese Student Club, the vice-president of the Cosmopolitan Club, and in the cabinet of the Y.M.C.A. He also sang in the Glee Club as a second tenor. Aside from academic prowess, Pan was also an excellent athlete, playing on the soccer team. Pan was elected captain of the soccer team in 1915 and 1916, after the 1914 championship season. He also played on the University’s tennis team. Prior to attending the University of Minnesota, he participated in the 1913 First Far East Games in Manila and became the first Chinese athlete to win a medal.
Pan worked as an engineer for the Oliver Mining Division in Hibbing, Minnesota, for 40 years, retiring in 1959.
Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Kwong Yih Kum
Kwong Yih Kum, who was born in 1893 in Guangdong Province, graduated from St. John’s College and Tsinghua College, and then came to the U.S. with the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship in 1910. He enrolled at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Chicago respectively, before he transferred to the University of Minnesota in 1914 as one of the first three Chinese students at the University. Kwong graduated from in 1917 with a bachelor of science in mining engineering. While at the University, Kwong—also known to use the first name Harding—was a member of the YMCA, Cosmopolitan Club, and School of Mines Society. He was one of the founding members of the Chinese Student Club and played on the University’s soccer team as a halfback.
After graduation, he was employed as a chemist at the Iroquois Iron Company based in Chicago until 1919 when he returned to China and changed his name to Kuang Zhao’an. He firstly served as an engineer at Kailuan Coal Mining Company, and then he ran a private mine in Datong, Shanxi. In 1937, Kwong was hired by Heshan Coal Mining Company as a chief engineer in Guangxi. In 1939, he played a critical role in transforming Heshan Coal Mining Company to Heshan Coal Mining Cooperation Limited.
Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Miao Yuntai, who was born in 1894 in Kunming City, Yunnan, came to the U.S. in 1913. He first enrolled at Southwestern College, followed by Illinois University in 1914 before transferring to the University of Minnesota’s School of Mines in 1915. Miao later changed his area of study, graduating in 1918 with a bachelor of arts degree.
He worked for an iron and steel company in New York before returning to China in 1919 to become the director of the Department of Agriculture and Mining in Yunnan. In 1931, he was appointed the chief manager of Yunnan Quanye Bank, while still serving as the director of the Department of Agriculture and Mining. He later became president of Fudian Bank.
In 1955, Miao became a U.S. citizen, but gave up his citizenship and returned to China permanently in 1979. He served as the director of the Board of Directors in China International Trust and Investment Corporation and was then elected to be a member of the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress in 1980. Miao served as vice chairman of the 6th and 7th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, in 1983 and 1988, respectively.
Photo Source: www.baike.com
Cha Chien, who was born in 1896, was the first Chinese student to earn a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He received a bachelor of arts in literature from Jinling University in Nanjing in 1919 and then enrolled at the University of Minnesota where he earned a masters of science in mathematics by 1921. The anti-imperialist May Fourth Movement prompted him to further his education in physics instead of politics, as he had hoped. He earned a Ph.D. in physics in 1923.
Upon returning to China in 1923, Cha worked as a professor at National Southeastern University (later renamed Nanjing University). Wanting to develop a more substantial department of physics for undergraduates, Cha wrote a letter to University of Minnesota physics Professor H.A. Erikson seeking advice.
In 1932 he moved to Wuhan University to serve as a faculty member and head the department of physics. He led efforts to establish the Central China Institute of Technology (later renamed Central China University of Science and Technology) and served as its first president for 22 years. As a well-respected educator, he proposed “Science for China,” with the thinking that understanding the natural sciences is crucial for a country’s development.
Photo Source: www.baidu.com
査谦， 1896年出生于安徽省当涂县，是首位获得明尼苏达大学博士学位的中国留学生 。他1919年从南京金陵大学文学院本科毕业，正值“五四”运动爆发，他认为“官做不得，学物理可不依赖政治”，故于1920年来到美国明尼苏达大学攻读物理学，1921年获得数学专业理学硕士学位，1923年获得物理学博士学位，成为首位拿到明尼苏达大学博士学位的中国留学生。
Lin Shu Ming
Lin Shu Ming, also named Lin Sze Ming, who was born in 1898 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, came to the University of Minnesota in 1917 and received a bachelor of science in architecture in 1921. He was a very active student at the University and in 1919 wrote a drama called “In the Last Days of the Manchus,” which was later staged by Chinese students on campus. Lin’s brother, Lin Sze Chen, a student in mining, took one of the roles. In addition, Lin joined several organizations including the Architectural Society, Chinese Students’ Club, and the Cosmopolitan Club. After graduating from the University, Lin enrolled at Columbia University for further studies in architecture.
Lin returned to mainland China until the late 1940s and then moved to Taiwan where he established Lin Shu Ming Architectural Firm. Lin became one of the most influential architects of his time. His most prominent work is the Provincial Assembly Headquarter in Taizhong.
Lin also served as an adjunct professor at Chinese Culture University in Taipei and was elected president of Architectural Institute of Taiwan from 1965-1968.
Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Wong Jee Lum
Wong Jee Lum, who was born in San Francisco, California, enrolled in the University of Minnesota dentistry program in 1918, and became the first Chinese student to receive a doctorate of dental surgery degree in 1922. He went on to teach at Union Medical College in Peking, becoming the first Chinese professor of American methods of dentistry in China, according to Minnesota Alumni Weekly. In 1935, Wong became the dean of the dentistry department at the National Central University in Nanjing. He reached out to his alma mater in 1936, writing a letter to the dean of the College of Dentistry at the University asking for materials to help his department in China.
In the 1940s, Wong became dean of the dentistry department at the National Defense Medical Center in Taiwan, and was also a major general in the Chinese Nationalist Army on the staff of the surgeon general. Wong was president of the University of Minnesota Club of Taipei, and in October 1959, he received the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Chang Chi, enrolled in the University of Minnesota in 1920, and received a degree in mining engineering in 1923. After graduating, Chang worked for the Oliver Mining Company as an engineer. After the 1929 market crash, Chang devoted his life to social justice and other political causes. In 1937 he joined the Lincoln Brigade and worked as a truck driver in Spain. He left Spain in 1938 and arrived in Hong Kong to participate in the Second Sino-Japanese War. While living in Hong Kong, Chang published “Spanish Vignettes” about his experience in the Spanish Civil War. He is credited with translating some of Mao Zedong’s works.
Kuang Shoukun, who was born in 1898 in Guangdong, graduated from the Department of Mines at Tsinghua College in 1919 and then enrolled at the University of Minnesota. He received a bachelor of science in mining in 1923. From 1923-1925, he worked as an engineering intern for Island Creek Coal Company.
Kuang returned to China in 1925 and served as an engineer of mines at Mentougou Mining Company and Kailuan Mining Bureau, the director of Linxi Mine, and the deputy director of Fushun Academy of Coal Mining.
Kuang was also an educator and taught at Tangshan Kailuan Architecture and Engineering School, Fushun Coal Mining School in Liaoning, Beijing Mining and Industry College (later named China University of Mining and Technology). In 1986, Kuang established the “Kuang Shoukun Scholarship” at China University of Mining and Technology, which financially supported more than a hundred students.
Kuang also played a key role in revising and editing the “English-Chinese Dictionary of Mining and Mineral” (英汉采矿矿物释义大辞典), “Modern Science and Technology Vocabulary” (现代科学技术词汇), and “Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms” (采矿、矿物及有关术语释义词典).
Kuang was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee in Liaoning and a representative of the People’s Congress in Fushun.
Doon Dayu, who was born in 1899 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, received a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1924 following his graduation from Tsinghua College in 1922. In 1925, Doon received a master of science degree in architecture from the University.
After graduation, he worked at various architectural firms in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chicago, and New York. From 1926-1927, Doon studied at Columbia University and received a doctorate in art and archaeology.
He returned to China in 1928 and was elected President of Chinese Society of Architects in 1929. He was appointed as the advisor and chief architect to the City Planning Commission of Greater Shanghai Municipality in 1929. He served as editor of the architectural section of the Journal of Chinese Institute of Engineers. In 1955, Doon became the Chief Architecture for the Beijing Architectural Institute of Public Construction. Some of Doon’s most notable works include Shanghai City Hall for the Nationalist Government, Shanghai Municipal Library, Shanghai Municipal Museum, Shanghai Unknown Soldiers Memorial, and Shanghai Stadium, which was later named Jiang Wan Sports Center.
Shill Chao Ying
Shill Chao Ying, who was born in 1901 in Zhijiang, Hubei, attended Tsinghua College in 1914 and graduated in 1922. He enrolled at the University of Minnesota and received a bachelor of arts magna cum laude in 1924 and a master of arts in political science in 1925. In 1924, he was awarded the Albert Howard Scholarship. After graduating from the University, Shill enrolled at Harvard University to study law and received a J.D. in 1927. He then returned to China to teach in the law school of Wuhan University.
In 1936, Shill went to the Soviet Union to serve as first secretary at the Chinese embassy and started his career as a diplomat. Shill moved on from the Soviet Union to serve as the counselor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan, the consul general in Canada and South Africa, and the executive vice-minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan. Shill is also known for his translation of “Sketches of a Cottager” (雅舍小品) by Shiqiu Liang (梁实秋).
时昭瀛，1901年出生于湖北省枝江市。1914年考入北京清华学堂，曾任学生会主席。毕业后赴美留学。1922年入读明尼苏达大学科学、文学与艺术学院。1924年获文学学士学位（优等成绩毕业）、政治学文学学士，并于1925年获政治学专业硕士学位。1924年，时昭瀛获得 Albert Howard奖学金。从明大毕业后，时昭瀛到哈佛大学攻读政治学与国际法学。1927年夏毕业，获法学博士学位。同年秋回国，任武汉大学法学院教授。
Wang Hua-Cheng, who was born in 1903 in Dantu, Jiangsu, graduated from Tsinghua College in 1923 before enrolling at the University of Minnesota. He received a bachelor of arts from in 1924 and then went on to earn a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. Afterward, he studied Public International Law at Harvard University and returned to China in 1928.
Wang became a professor in political science at Tsinghua University and then Southwest United University. He published the book “Modern Public International Law” in 1932.
In 1939, Wang served as a counselor at the Highest National Defense Committee of Republic of China. He then worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1946, he served as an ambassador in Portugal until 1963.
Photo Source: www.bookinlife.net
Wu Ching Chao
Wu Ching Chao, who was born in 1901 in Anhui, enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1923. He received a bachelor of arts from in 1925 and then enrolled at the University of Chicago to study sociology where he received a master of arts in 1926 and a doctoral degree in 1928. Wu’s book “Chinatowns: A Study of Symbiosis and Assimilation,” and dissertation at the University of Chicago, “Chinese Immigration in the Pacific area” are considered early significant works in investigating the unusual difficulties faced by Chinese communities in the U.S.
Upon returning to China, Wu became a prominent sociologist and one of the most important representatives in Chinese urban sociology. In 1928, Wu served as a professor at Jinling University in Nanjing and as the chair of the department of sociology. In 1931, Wu became a professor at Tsinghua University and at the same time served as the director of academic affairs. In 1935, Wu served as a secretary for Administrative Council of Republic of China. He also served as a professor in sociology at Tsinghua University, Central University of Finance and Economics, and Renmin University of China.
Wu published numerous articles and several books including “Social Organizations,” “Urban Sociology,” “Biological Foundations of Society,” “The Fourth Type of Nations,” and “Jie Hou Zai Li.” His analysis of Chinese society has offered in depth insights to a better understanding of the Chinese land system, industrialization, and resource distributions.
Photo Source: www.baidu.com
吴景超，1901年生于安徽，1923年入学到明尼苏达大学，并于1925年获得社会文学和艺术学院的学士学位。吴景超随后赴芝加哥大学攻读社会学，于1926年获得硕士学位，1928年获得博士学位。他在芝加哥大学期间出版了题为《Chinatowns: A Study of Symbiosis and Assimilation” 的文集，他的博士论文题目为《Chinese Immigration in the Pacific Area》，这两部著作是早期探索美国中国移民生活的重要研究。
Chang Kerwey Hugh
Chang Kerwey Hugh, who was born in 1901 in Jilin, enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1923 and received a bachelor of science in agriculture in 1927. Chang went on to the University of Chicago for graduate studies in animal husbandry. He worked at an animal by-products processing company in St. Paul for two years.
In 1931, Chang returned to China and served as the vice director of Agricultural Experiment Station in Harbin until 1934 when Japan occupied northeastern China. Chang joined the National Revolutionary Army and took on several important positions including senior advisory officer for the Eighth Route Army Headquarter. In 1946, Chang became the head of the department of construction in Jilin, and later the vice minister of the Ministry of Agriculture in Northeast government.
Chang made significant contributions in increasing agricultural output in the Shanxi-Hubei-Shandong-Henan Border region by importing optimal varieties of corn and wheat from the U.S.
In 1952, Chang established Shenyang Agricultural College, which is now Shenyang Agricultural University, and he served as its first president until 1974. In 1985, Shenyang Agricultural University was named by the Ministry of Agriculture as one of the eight key universities of agriculture in China. In 1987, Chang Kerwey Education Foundation was established at Shenyang Agricultural University to commemorate his life and contributions.
Park No-Yong, who was born in 1899 in Liaoning, received a bachelor of arts from the University of Minnesota in 1927. Park won the John S. Pillsbury Prize at the University in 1926. After graduating from the University, He enrolled at Harvard University and received a master of arts in 1930 and a doctorate in political science and international relations in 1932.
Park was an accomplished author, his works included “Making a New China,” “An Oriental View of American Civilization,” “Retreat of the West: the White Man’s Adventure in Eastern Asia,” and “Chinaman’s Chance.”
During his time at Harvard University, Park often came back to the University of Minnesota to teach courses or deliver lectures related to China politics. He went on various speaking tours under the auspices of the Community Service Department at the University of Minnesota.
Photo Source: www.uiowa.edu
鲍纳荣，1899年生于辽宁，1927年获得明尼苏达大学科学文学和艺术学院的学士学位。1926年他荣获了明大John S. Pillsbury Prize。鲍纳荣从明大毕业后赴哈佛大学攻读政治学和国际关系，并于1930年获硕士学位，1932年获博士学位。
鲍纳荣发表了很多专著，包括“Making a New China (1929);” “An Oriental View of American Civilization (1934);” “Retreat of the West: the White Man’s Adventure in Eastern Asia (1937);” and “Chinaman’s Chance (1940)。”
Tang Peisong, who was born in 1903 in Hubei province, graduated from Tsinghua College in 1925. He received a bachelor of arts magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1927. During his studies at the University, he earned the Charles Lathrop Pack Foundation Prize in forestry.
After graduation, Tang received a doctorate in agriculture from John Hopkins University in 1930. From 1930 to 1933, he performed post-doctoral research at Harvard University. He then returned to China and taught at numerous universities including Wuhan University, National Southwestern Associated Universities, Tsinghua University, and Beijing Agricultural University. In 1948, he was selected to be an academician of Academia Sinica. From 1952 to 1954, he did research at the Institute of Plant Physiology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences while also serving as a professor at Fudan University. In 1955, he was one of the first academicians at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
After 1954, he worked at Institute of Botany at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was also a professor at Peking University and was elected to be a commissioner at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a representative for the 3rd National People’s Congress (NPC), and a member of the 7th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). He served as the chairperson of the board of directors of Botanical Society of China and the honorary chairperson of the board of directors of Chinese Society of Plant Physiology. He earned some of the highest honors in the field of science including the Natural Science Award (1989), Cheng Jiageng Award (1995), and Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (1991). He is considered the founding father of plant physiology in China.
Photo Source: www.chinabaike.com
汤佩松， 1903年出生于湖北省。1925年毕业于清华学堂。1927年毕业于明尼苏达大学，获文学学士学位。留学期间，他于1926年获得Charles Lathrop Pack Foundation奖。
Wang Feiman, who was born in 1897 in Shandong Province, came to the U.S. on a full provincial scholarship. She first enrolled at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and received a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1925. Wang then enrolled at the University of Minnesota and studied home economics. She received her second bachelor of science degree from the University in 1928. After receiving a master’s degree from Columbia University Teacher’s College in home economics, Wang returned to China and taught home economics at the Women’s Teacher’s College in Tianjin. Wang is considered one of the earliest Chinese female students at the University of Minnesota, and one of the earliest professors of home economics in Chinese universities.
Photo Source: Macalester College Archives, DeWitt Wallace Library
Chen Hsin Tao
Chen Hsin Tao, born in Gutian, Fujian, graduated from Fujian Christian University in 1925. In 1929, Chen received a master of science in zoology (parasitology) from the University of Minnesota. After that, he earned a Ph.D. from the Medical School at Harvard University in 1931.
Upon returning to China, Chen served as a professor at Lingnan University, South China Medical College, and Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. He then served as the director of Guangdong Institute of Schistosomiasis Control and Guangdong Institute of Tropical Diseases Prevention. In addition, Chen served as a representative on the 3rd and 4th National People’s Congress.
Chen is one of the founders of parasitology in China and has published more than 150 academic articles and a book titled “Medical Parasitology”. Chen was the editor-in-chief of the book “Schistosomiasis in China” which won the third prize of the National Natural Sceince Award.
Jin Shanbao, who was born in 1895 in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province, graduated in 1927 from Huadong University with a degree in agronomy. He came to the U.S. in 1930 to further his study in plant physiology and genetics at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. During a 1995 interview with the then 101-year-old alumnus, he said he decided to attend the University of Minnesota because of its excellent reputation.
Upon returning to China in 1932, Jin taught at several universities, became the vice mayor of the city of Nanjing, and served as president of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences, among other distinguished appointments. He was a leading agricultural scientist and made important contributions to the study of wheat. In 1955 he was elected to be an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Photo source: University of Minnesota China Center
Zou Zhonglin, who was born in 1897 in Jiangsu, received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Southeast University in 1929 and a master’s degree in entomology from the University of Minnesota in 1931. After he graduating from the University, Zou went to Cornell University for doctoral study, but due to financial crisis, he left before completing his degree.
Upon his return to China, Zou served as an associate professor and later the dean at the Department of Agriculture of China’s National Central University. In 1949, Zou became a professor at Nanjing University.
Zou has published several books that have been influential in the field of entomology including “Basic Entomology,” “Applied Entomology,” “ Orchard Pestology,” and “Insect Ecology.”
Photo Source: www.dictall.com
Li Feng Swen
Li Feng-Swen, who was born in 1902 in Hunan, graduated from Nanjing University in 1930 and received a master of science in entomology from the University of Minnesota in 1936.
After Li retured to China, he served as a professor and dean at several institutions including Zhejiang University, Wuhan University, and Hunan University.
In 1940, he published his book “China Applied Entomology,” which was the first publication of comprehensive and systematic research in entomology in China. In 1951, the second edition of this book was published. Li published another book in 1944 titled “Parasitology in Rural China,” which has been a valuable source on the topic of economic development in rural China.
Li served on the board of the Entomological Society of China, as a committee member of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and as an editor of the Journal of Entomology.
Photo Source: Photo Source: www.baidu.com
Wang Jin, who was born in 1888 in Minhou, Fujian, was one of the first Chinese students who came to the U.S. with the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in 1915 and then returned to China where he taught and served as deans at Nanjing Advanced Normal School (later renamed Southeast University) and National Central University in Nanjing. Wang played a significant role in developing China’s first analytical chemistry lab and founding the China Science Society and the China Chemistry Society. Wang was also the editor-in-chief of “Science,” which is a prominent research journal in China.
In 1934, Wang enrolled at the University of Minnesota and received a master’s degree in chemistry in 1936. Upon his return to China, he served as a professor and administrator successively at Sichuan University, Zhejiang University, and Hangzhou University.
Wang was the first person to propose the application of chemistry to archeological analysis of ancient currency. He was considered the pioneer in analytical chemistry and chemistry history research in China. In addition, Wang was very active in the political field. He served as a member of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the vice-chairman of 2nd and 3rd People’s Political Consultative Conference in Zhejiang.
Wu Shaokui, who was born in 1905, received a bachelor’s degree in plant genetics and breeding from Jinling University (now Nanjing University) in 1929. Wu then worked as a technician in cotton breeding until 1934 when he came to the University of Minnesota with a provincial scholarship. He received a master’s degree in plant genetics in 1936 and a doctorate in 1938.
Wu was a famous agricultural educator and one of the founders of Chinese maize breeding in China. Upon his return to China, Wu taught at several agricultural colleges including Guangxi University, Jinling University, National Henan University, and Zhejiang University. He developed the “Three Magic Wands of Wu,” which is a method of increasing corn production through hybridization. Wu also served as provincial representative of Henan Province and as the national representative to the third, fourth, sixth, and seventh sessions of the National People’s Congress.
In 1974, the first Chinese delegation ever to visit the University was led by Wu. He sent his alma mater a Chinese quote that read “One thinks of the source of the stream as one takes a drink from it,” in order to show his gratitude toward the University a and his mentors.
Photo Source: www.jiaxiangwang.com
Hwang Shui-Tsai, who was born in 1907 in Nanjing, graduated from the University of Nanjing in 1929, and then taught at the College of Agriculture at Centeral University. In 1937, Hwang received a master of science in soils from the University of Minnesota.
After graduation, Hwang returned to China and taught at the University of Nanjing. In 1945, Hwang and several other scholars established the Soil Science Society of China and Hwang served the chair of the board of directors in 1947.
In 1952, Hwang played a significant role in the establishment of the department of soils at Nanjing Agricultural College. In 1958, he led the first national soil survey in China. Hwang was the editor-in-chief for the book “Soil Science – Basics of Soil Science and Categories of Soils,” which held a high reputation and popularity in the field of soils and was often used as a textbook at universities. In 1986, Hwang and another author, Zhou Chuanhuai, published a book titled “Soil Genetic Classification and Resources Assessment,” which was another significant contribution to the literature in the field of soil science.
Hwang served as a standing member on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th People’s Political Consultative Conference in Jiangsu Province.
Photo Source: www.baike.com
Li Ying-Chen, who was born in 1902 in Yongcheng, Henan province, received his bachelor of science from Southeastern University in 1927. Li enrolled at the University of Minnesota the next year, and received both his master of science and doctorate degrees in forestry in 1937.
Upon returning to China after graduation, Li taught and served as dean at Sun Yat-Sen University, Henan University, Sichuan University, and Beijing University successively. Later, Li taught at Sichuan Agricultural University and served as dean of the forestry department. In addition, Li served on the boards for the Chinese Society of Forestry, Sichuan Society of Forestry, and Sichuan Society of Ecology. Li was elected to be a representative of the 4th National People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Photo Source: www.sicau.edu.cn
Lu Hefu, also named Hoff Lu, who was born in 1914, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from Yanjing University in 1936. In the same year, Lu enrolled at the University of Minnesota and received a master’s degree in 1938 and a doctoral degree in physics in 1941.
After graduation, Lu returned to China and began his teaching career at Sun Yat-sen University and subsequently taught at Guangxi University, Zhejiang University, Fudan University, and Peking University. In 1957, he returned to Fudan University as a professor until his retirement.
Lu was the deputy director of the Shanghai Institute of Nuclear Research from 1960 to 1977. From 1975 to 1985, he served as the president of the Shanghai Physical Society. In 1980, he was elected an academician of the mathematics and physics division at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Lu is regarded as the father of nuclear energy in China. As a celebrated physicist, educator, and scholar in China, Lu devoted his life to scientific research and educational work, with remarkable results, notably his world famous “equation of irreversibility.”
Lu refused to use his pioneering work in nuclear energy to help develop an atomic bomb. In 2004, Lu was honored with a sculpture in the Tate Laboratory of Physics at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. In addition, the University established the Hoff Lu Fellowship in Physics in his honor.
Photo Source: www.sh93.gov.cn
Lou Chenghou, who was born in 1911 in Tianjin, graduated from Tsinghua University in 1932 with a bachelor of science in biology. Then he received a master’s degree from Lingnan University in 1934 and a doctorate in plant physiology in 1939 from the University of Minnesota.
After he returned to China, Lou was invited by Tang Peisong, another Minnesota alumnus, to join a research group at the plant physiology laboratory of Tsinghua University that Tang was directing. In 1949, he served as a professor of plant physiology at Beijing Agricultural University and later became the vice-president of the institution. He also served as a vice chairman for China Phytophysiology Association. In 1980, he was elected to be an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The University of Minnesota awarded him an honorary doctorate of science in 2001.
Photo Source: www.baike.com
Lu Ho-Shen was born in 1917 in the U.S. state of Indiana and returned to China with his parents when he was a child. In 1936 Lu, along with his brother Hoff Lu, enrolled at the University of Minnesota. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1939 and a master of science in 1941 in aeronautical engineering.
From 1941 to 1943, Lu worked as an engineer at Curtiss Airplane Company in Buffalo, New York. For the next 19 years Lu worked as a senior engineer for Republic Aviation in Long Island, New York.
From 1964-1987, he was the director at Gumman Corporation before retiring in 1987. Lu made significant contributions to the development of aeronautical technology and conducted the initial design of F14 Tomcat, a supersonic fighter aircraft developed for the U.S. Navy. He played important roles in the design of many other designs including the P40, P47, F84, F84P, F103, F105, F111B, and Rainbow passenger aircraft.
自1940年起，卢鹤绅先后担任纽约野牛城克替斯飞机厂工程师（1940-1943），纽约长岛共和飞机厂高级工程师及空动力系主任（1943-1964），和哥鲁门公司高级工程师（1964-1987）。卢鹤绅为航空技术的发展做出了重要贡献。他是F14雄猫战斗机的初步设计者，还参与设计过 P40, P47, F84, F84P, F103, F105, F111B，和彩虹客机。
Pan Chung-Hsiang, who was born in 1906, graduated from Beijing University in 1931. After working for Central Geological Survey Institute and Sichuan Geological Survey Institute for several years, Pan came to the U.S. in 1941 and studied at the University of Kansas and the University of Minnesota. He received a master’s degree in geology in 1944 and a doctoral degree in geology from the University of Minnesota in 1946.
After he returned to China, Pan was a professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, Bejing University, Beijing Geology University, and the graduate school (in Beijing) of Wuhan Geology University. He also served as the director of the Geology Survey Institute in Guangdong and Guangxi.
Pan was a co-founder and deputy executive director of the Chinese Petroleum Society. Pan published the article “Petroleum in basement rocks” published in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin in 1982. He led the development of the publication “Geology of Oil and Gas Field in the World,” which was used as a textbook.
Photo Source: www.baidu.com
Chiang Huai C.
Chiang Huai C., who was born in 1915 in Jiangsu province, graduated from Southwest Associated University in 1938, and a master of science in 1946 and a doctorate in entomology in 1948 from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, Chiang first worked at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus before starting his teaching career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) in 1953. He returned to the Twin Cities campus to teach in 1961 until his retirement in 1984.
Chiang published some 250 academic articles and is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in integrated pest management and crop loss assessment. He served as president of the north central branch of the Entomological Society of America from 1975 to 1976.
Chiang is credited for the extensive agricultural research partnership between the University and China. In 1975, he was invited by the U.S. National Academy of Science to visit China. Then in 1979 he hosted the first visiting scholar from Mainland China to Minnesota since 1949. Chiang coordinated many China Program activities for the College of Agriculture at the University.
Chiang received many honors and awards during his career at the University. In 1961, he received the Teacher of the Year Award from the UMD Student Council. After his service as project adviser for Integrated Pest Management in Thailand (1985-1988), Chiang received a Distinguished Service Award by the Royal Thai Government. In 1999, he received the Hodson Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota.
Photo Source: www.entsoc.org
Tao Dinglai, who was born in 1920 in Hubei Province, graduated from the department of mechanical engineering at National Southwestern Associated University in 1942. In 1945, he came to the University of Minnesota as one of 10 Chinese college graduates selected to come to the U.S. to study agricultural engineering. Tao received a master’s degree in agricultural engineering in 1947. After a one-year internship on a farm, he returned to China.
From 1950-1956, Tao was superintendent of the Dongshing State Farm in Jiangsu Province. From 1956 to 1962, he held the position of director at the Institute of Farm Mechanization, which is a unit of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. From 1962 to 1978, Tao was deputy president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Mechanization Sciences. He then served two tenures as president of both the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering Research and Planning and Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering.
Photo Source: tupian.baike.com
Qu Zhongxiang, who was also as Kwei-Ling Chu, was born in 1905 in Tanghe, Henan province. He received a bachelor of science in biology from National Central University in Nanjing. Qu then served as a researcher at the Biology Institute of China Science Society and an associate professor at Fudan University. In 1945, Qu went to Toronto University in Canada, and then transferred to the University of Minnesota where he received a master’s degree in botany in 1948. After graduation, Qu went back to China and taught biology at Fudan University, Nanjing University, and Yunnan University.
Qu made significant contributions in the field of ecology, especially in the ecologic research of living fossil metasequoia. He published numerous articles and books, and was one of the pioneers in fields of ecologic botany and environmental sciences in China. Qu was a committed educator having taught for more than fifty years. Many of his students have become accomplished scholars and educators. He was involved in editing and translating several important textbooks.
Qu also actively participated in social activities. He served as a member of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the vice-chairman of the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th People’s Political Consultative Conference in Yunnan province. In addition, Qu took active roles in several science societies, such as China Environment Science Society, China Ecology Society, and China Botany Society, etc.
曲仲湘在中国生态学领域，尤其是活化石水杉的生态学研究方面做出杰出贡献，他出版了大量极具价值的学术论文和专著, 是中国植物生态学和环境科学的开拓者之一 。同时，曲仲湘也是一名孜孜不倦的教育家。他从教50余年，培养出了很多生态学领域的骨干，他还参与编写和翻译了多本教材，如《植物与环境》、《植物生态学》和《环境和植物生态学》。
Li Daokui, who was born in 1919, received his master’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1949.
He returned to China and first served as a researcher in the All-China Federation of Trade Unions in Beijing. In 1979, he joined the Institute of World Political Science at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Li won a Luce Foundation scholarship to conduct research at the University of Southern California from 1981 to 1983 on the American political system. During that period he visited the University of Minnesota Libraries and collected material from the Hennepin County Library to be used as primary material for a chapter related to the organization of local government in the book he was writing. Li’s publications include two major works on American government: “The Structure of American Government and its Personnel System” and “American Government and American Politics.”
Li Daokui was an honorary member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Photo Source: www.sdccass.cn
回国后，李道揆在中华全国总工会开展研究工作。1979年，李道揆加入中国社会科学院世界政治研究所工作。1981-1983年，李道揆获卢斯基金奖学金，在南加州大学开展美国政治体系研究。在这期间内，他重访明尼苏达大学图书馆并从 Hennepin County图书馆收集到很多资料，用于他关于本地政府组织的书籍写作。
Tu Guangchi, who was born in 1920 in Beijing, graduated from South West Union University in 1944 and received his doctorate in geology from the University of Minnesota in 1949.
As a renowned mineral deposit and geochemical scientist, he is credited with establishing the field of geochemistry in China. He helped to develop the world famous Institute for Geochemistry in Guiyang. During his term as director of the Institute for Geochemistry in Guiyang, Tu fostered the growth of research on ore deposits and environmental sciences, both of which had tangible effects on mineral and water resources in China.
Tu was selected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Science in 1980 and academician of the Russian Academy of Science in 1987. He received a University of Minnesota honorary doctorate of science degree in 1999.
Photo Source: tgz.netor.com
Chow Shih-Hsun, who was born in 1921 in Hubei, graduated from National Central University in 1945, and received a master of science in physics from the University of Minnesota in 1950.
After graduation, Chow returned to China and taught at Hujiang University and Fudan University. From 1957 to 1959, he was a visiting scholar in the former Soviet Union. When he returned to China he served as the chairman of the board of directors in the Shanghai Physics Society.
Chow made significant contributions to the reform of textbooks in higher education. He translated the book “Atomic Physics” in 1954 and published “Quantum Mechanics” in 1961. Both books have been widely used as textbooks at universities.
Photo Source: www.baidu.com
Sping Lin, who was born 1918 in Zhongshan, Canton, attended Sun Yat-Sen University where he was introduced to the field of plant physiology by a professor who had studied the subject at Cornell University. Lin received a bachelor of science from Sun Yat-Sen University in 1940. In 1947, he came to the U.S. and chose the University of Minnesota under the influence of Pu Zhelong, a Ph.D. student who came to the University in 1946. Lin received a master of science in 1950 and a doctoral degree in 1952 in entomology with a minor in agricultural biochemistry from the University of Minnesota.
While at the University, Lin worked as a research fellow in entomology and economic zoology and as a research fellow in psychiatry and neurology in the Department of Agriculture. After he earned his doctorate, Lin stayed at the University and continued to work as a research fellow in psychiatry and neurology. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1963. In 1969, he was promoted to an associate professorship with Neurology Research Funds.
From 1966-1968, Lin was elected to the scientific research society Sigma Xi and received grants from the National Institutes of Health for his research work. He also received research grants from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke and was elected to the American Society for Neuro-chemistry.
In 2000, Sping Lin and his wife Ying-Ngoh established the Sping and Ying-Ngoh T. Lin Graduate Fellowship at the University to help ensure a supply of outstanding entomologists. The fellowship was dedicated to the late Professors A.G. Richards and A.C. Hodson and has sponsored six students since 2005.
Photo Source: University of Minnesota China Center
在明大期间，作为研究员，林世平开展了昆虫学、经济动物学及农学院的精神病学和神经学研究。获得博士学位后，林世平在明大继续他的精神病学和神经学研究。1963年，他成为副教授；1966-1968年，他入选科学研究学会并获得国家卫生所奖金。1968-1970年，林世平获得来自国家神经疾病和中风研究院的研究资金并入选美国神经化学协会。1969年，他获得神经学研究基金的资助并成为副教授。2000年林世平及夫人创建 Sping and Ying-Ngoh T. Lin 奖学金，资助明尼苏达大学杰出的昆虫研究学者。自从2005年以来，此奖学金共资助了六名研究生。林世平还捐赠了明尼苏达大学昆虫学院的一个讲座基金和中国华南农业大学的一个讲座基金。
Xu Guanren, who was born in 1914 in Jiangsu, received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from China’s National Central University in 1934. After graduation, Xu became a professor at National Central University until 1946 when he came to the U.S. and enrolled at the University of Minnesota. He received a doctorate in plant genetics in 1950, and then he stayed on at the University of Minnesota as a research fellow until 1956. According to University of Minnesota Archives, Xu found a way to induce a mutation for resistance to a virulent race of wheat stem rust, which was such a significant achievement that the Chinese government invited him back to China to set up an atomic energy laboratory, the first one to investigate peaceful uses of atomic energy.
After Xu returned to China, he served as dean at the Atomic Energy Utilization Research Institute at the China Agricultural Scientific Institute, deputy director of Institute of Biophysics in Chinese Academy of Sciences, and executive director of Chinese Society of Nuclear Agriculture Sciences. Xu’s research made important contributions in improving crop varieties in China.
Xu earned many honors and awards and was elected as an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980. In 1986 he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota. Xu is considered the founder of nuclear agriculture sciences in China.
Photo Source: www.edu80.com
Jiang Lijin, who was born in 1919, graduated from Yanjing University in 1938, and then enrolled in Peking Union Medical College in 1941. She transferred to St. Johns University in Shanghai and then to Fu Jen Catholic University where she received a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1944 and a master’s degree in 1948. She came to the University of Minnesota in 1948 and received her doctorate in pharmaceutical chemistry in 1951. After graduation, Jiang was a research associate at the University of Kansas from 1951 to 1953, and then a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1953 to 1955. After Jiang returned to China, she was a professor at the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1956 until 1974 and then at the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, which was also a unit of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, from 1975 until her retirement.
Jiang was selected to serve as a member of 4th and 5th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and then a member of the standing committee of 6th, 7th, and 8th CPPCC. She received the Chinese Academy of Sciences National Science Award (second class) in 1990, 1993, and 1996. She published more than 200 articles in Chinese and international journals, and led the translation and publication of “Modern Molecular Photo-chemistry.”
Photo Source: www.ipc.cas.cn
Joseph Ling, who was born in Beijing, earned a bachelor of science in engineering from Hangchow Christian University in Shanghai. He arrived in the U.S. in 1948 and enrolled at the University of Minnesota. Ling received a master of science in engineering and a doctorate in sanitary engineering in 1952. He later went on to a long and distinguished career as an environmental engineer and later vice president at 3M where he pioneered the “Pollution Prevention Pays” program in 1975, a program still in place today aimed at preventing pollution at the source rather than removing it after it has been created.
Among numerous awards, Ling was nominated by U.S. President Richard Nixon to be a member of the Consulting Committee of the Air Quality and he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1976.
Photo Soure: Weiming Lu
林作砥，出生于北京，在上海接受大学教育，获工程学士学位。1948年林作砥赴美，获明尼苏达大学工程科学硕士；1952年获得明大卫生工程博士学位。林作砥被工程界尊称为“污染防治先生”，他首创的“3P”（Pollution Prevention Pays） “防治污染的报酬”计划，鼓励工业废弃物回收再利用的观念，使科技和工业产品以追求零污染为目标，不但成为美国的国家环保政策，也广泛的被欧美各国引用。
Weiming Lu, who grew up in a family of architects, graduated from Cheng Kung University in 1952 and received a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1954. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a master’s degree in city and regional planning in 1957.
In 1959, Lu returned to Minnesota and joined the city of Minneapolis planning department where he eventually became the chief of environmental design. He was actively involved in many projects including the Interstate 35-W highway, Nicollet Mall, and the downtown skyway system. In 1971, Lu served as director of urban design for Dallas, Texas where he helped guide the growth of Dallas, save the Texas School Book Depository, and the Dallas Art District. In 1979, Lu returned to the Twin Cities and served as the deputy director for Urban Design for the Lowertown Redevelopment Corporation in St. Paul. Two years later, he became the executive director of the corporation, which is dedicated to creating a new urban village out of historic Lowertown in Saint Paul.
Weiming has received many awards including the first Quadrennial Presidential Award for Design Excellence and the Presidential Award from National Trust for Historic Preservation. He has published “Shan Shui Cities of Oriental Quality,” “The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation: Building a Livable Creative Urban Village,” among other works.
Photo Source: Weiming Lu
Hsieh Sam-Chung, who was born in 1919 in Meixian, Guangdong Province, obtained his master’s degree from the National Central University in Taiwan and his doctorate in agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota in 1957. After graduation from the University, he was a lecturer at National Taiwan University and National Chung Hsing University.
Beginning in 1965, Hsieh worked for Asian Development Bank at their headquarters in the Philippines, while simultaneously working as a visiting professor at National University of the Philippines. In 1981, he returned to his previous employer, Executive Yuan in Taiwan, to serve as the vice president of the Economic Construction Committee. In July 1983, he became the Chairman of the Board of Jiaotong Bank and in August 1983 the Trustee of Central bank. In 1989, he became the president of the Central Bank. After retiring, Hsieh had a number of honorary positions and travelled around the world to give speeches. In 1990 he received the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
他曾分别于国立台湾大学、国立中兴大学法商学院执教。1951年至1965年间于谢先生于中华民国行政院农复会任职，尔后赴总部设于菲律宾的亚洲开发银行任职投资计划审核处处长，在亚银期间于菲律宾国立大学兼任客座教授。1981年7月，他返台出任行政院经济建设委员会副主委。1983年7月任交通银行董事长，同年8月任中央银行理事。 最后于1989年膺任中华民国中央银行总裁 。1994年，他出任“总统府”国策顾问。同年又出任中国信托公司董事、中国信托商业银行决策委员会总裁。后担任台“中华经济研究院”董事长。1998年3月，他成为任台湾工业银行董事长。并于各地座谈讲学。
Chang Te-Tzu, who was born in 1927 in Shanghai, graduated from the University of Nanking with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1949. After graduation, Chang worked for the Council of Agriculture in Guangzhou until 1950 when he moved to Taiwan and served as a technician in the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1952, Chang went to Cornell University to study plant genetics and received a master of science degree in 1954. Then Chang continued his studies at the University of Minnesota where he received a doctoral degree in plant genetics in 1959.
Chang went back to Taiwan after graduation and in 1961, he moved to the Philippines and served as the head of the International Rice Germplasm Center at the International Rice Research Institute in Laguna until his retirement in 1991. The center was later renamed the T. T. Chang Genetic Resources Center in honor of him. He returned to Taiwan after retirement, and continued to make contributions on rice breeding and germplasm at the National Crop Germplasm Center.
Chang was appointed to the Pontifical Academy Sciences in 1997 and was a member of several other academies, including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Third World Academy of Sciences. He received many prizes and awards during his distinguished care
er, including the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and the Frank Meyer Award and Medal on Plant Germplasm. As one of the principal plant geneticists in the world, Chang made major contributions to the alleviation of hunger through the development of improved varieties of rice. His research on evolution and variation in rice led to advances in the productivity of a number of strains and their resistance to disease.
Photo Source: tylerprize.usc.edu
Edward W. Ng
Edward W. Ng, who was born in 1939 in Hong Kong, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1962, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University in 1967.
As an applied mathematician in the U.S. Space Program, Ng worked for almost 40 years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He contributed not only to the mathematical application in space science and engineering, but also to the spin-off of technology from the space program in areas of mathematical physics, symbolic and algebraic computation, computational physics, and biomedical research. Ng received numerous NASA awards including the American Astronomical Society Team Appreciation Award on the Deep Space Network. Ng was also elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Photo Source: youtube.com
Yum Tong Siu
Yum Tong Siu, who was born in 1943 in Guangzhou, received a bachelor of arts in mathematics from the University of Hong Kong, a master of arts in mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 1963, and a doctoral degree from Princeton University.
Siu started his academic career as an assistant professor at Purdue and Notre Dame, later becoming a professor at Yale University and Stanford University. He became the William Elwood Byerly Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University in 1982. Siu was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998, U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2002, and a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Science and an Academia Sinica Taiwan in 2004.
Photo Source: Harvard University
Sun Ming Hsien
Sun Ming Hsien, who was born in 1937 in Taiwan, received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from National Taiwan University in 1960, a master's degree in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota in 1966, and doctoral degree in plant pathology from Purdue University in 1971.
He was dedicated to crop improvement in Taiwan, working as commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry in Taiwan and later chairman of the Taiwan Council of Agriculture. Sun is considered one of Taiwan's most significant agricultural leaders and worked as the executive director of Taiwan 21st Century Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center.
When Sun received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota in 2005, the selection committee cited his visionary leadership in "a long and distinguished career in research, administration, non-profit governance, national government, and international diplomacy."
In 2001, Sun published his autobiography “Big Agriculture – My Life Journey in Agriculture” to summarize the history, challenges, and solutions to Taiwan’s agriculture industry. He wrote, “I have a dream. I hope I can live until 100 years old, not for personal well-being but for my passion of working on agricultural development. With more time, I could work towards the significant accomplishment of Dr. Norman Borlaug (University of Minnesota alumnus and Nobel Prize Winner).”
Photo source: Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
学成归国后孙博士致力于台湾农业发展，先后担任台湾农林厅厅长和行政院农业委员会主任委员等，被誉为台湾著名的蔬菜作物专家。目前孙明贤出任台湾财团法人二十一世纪基金会执行长、亚洲蔬菜-世界 蔬菜中心理事长。明尼苏达大学2005年授予孙明贤博士国际杰出领导奖章时，委员会高度赞扬他 “常年在学术研究、学生录取、行非盈利性管理和和国际外交方面做出突出贡献。”
Kuo Hsiung Lee
Kuo-Hsiung Lee, who was born in 1940 in Taiwan, received his bachelor’s degree from Kaohsiung Medical University and master’s degree from Kyoto University in Japan. He received a doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1968.
After graduation, Lee worked as post-doctoral researcher at the University of California before working as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is currently Director of the Natural Products Research Laboratories at the School of Pharmacy. Known for his scientific and scholarly accomplishments in natural product chemistry, Lee is considered one of the more prominent natural chemists in the U.S. He was elected a Fellow of the U.S. Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Academia Sinica of Taiwan. He received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota in 1999.
Photo Source: pharmacy.unc.edu
David Y.H. Pui
David Pui, who was born in Shanghai, graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in 1970, a master’s degree in 1973, and a doctorate in 1976 in mechanical engineering. After graduation, Pui stayed at the University as a research associate in mechanical engineering, and in 1984, he became an assistant professor.
Pui is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and L M Fingerson/TSI Chair in mechanical engineering. He is the author of about 250 scientific publications and has developed or co-developed several widely used aerosol instruments. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a recipient of the Smoluchowski Award in 1992, the Max Planck Research Award in 1993, the International Aerosol Fellow Award in 1998, Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists in 2000, and the AAAR David Sinclair Award in 2002.
Pui served as President of the American Association for Aerosol Research and has organized several international symposia to promote research cooperation, especially among young scientists. He is currently president of the International Aerosol Research Assembly. The Chinese Academy of Sciences conferred him an Einstein Professorship in 2013.
In addition to his research engagement, Pui was the director of the China Center at the University of Minnesota from 1994 to 1998, promoting exchanges with Chinese academic institutions. The International Aerosol Research Assembly established an International Collaboration Award named after Professors Pui and Fissan.
Photo Source: www.me.umn.edu
裴有康是明尼苏达大学杰出终身教授和LM Fingerson/TSI Inc公司机械工程主席，他发表了近250篇学术论文，他开发或合作开发的几个气溶胶测量方法被广泛应用。裴有康是美国机械工程师协会成员并获奖无数，其中包括1992年的Smoluchowski奖，1993年的Max Planck研究奖，1998年的国际气溶胶研究奖，2000年的Humboldt研究奖，和2002年的AAAR David Sinclair奖。
Fai-Nan Perng, who was born in 1939 in Taiwan, received his bachelor’s degree in economics from National Chung Hsing University in 1962, and master’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1971. He received an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Minnesota in 2006.
Perng has served as governor of Central Bank in Taiwan since 1998. Before that he worked as director general of the Economic Research Department and director general of the Foreign Exchange Department at Central Bank in Taiwan. In 2000, he represented Taiwan at the 8th unofficial Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economic leaders conference. He was listed in Global Finance magazine as one of the “World’s Top Bankers” and is the first central bank chief to receive a grade A for the 10th time since 2000 (as of 2013). His organization was named “Central Bank of the Year” in Asia in 2009, recognizing his prompt reaction to the global financial crisis in 2008.
He received the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award in 2000 and has served as president of University of Minnesota Alumni Association-Taiwan Chapter.
Photo Source: cbc.gov.tw
作为经济学家，彭淮南博士自1998年起任台湾中央银行总裁至今。此前他先后担任台湾中央银行经济研究处主任、中央银行外汇局局长、中央银行副总裁等职。2000年，彭淮南曾代表台湾出席APEC第八次非正式经济领袖会议。自2000年起，他曾经十次被全球金融杂志Global Finance评为年度A级总裁。在他的领导下，台湾中央银行捍卫台湾安然度过2008年国际金融风暴，成为亚洲经济率先复苏的地区之一。 2009年《银行家杂志》 把亚洲最佳央行总裁奖颁给了彭淮南。
Simon Wong received a bachelor's degree in psychology and studio arts from the University of Minnesota in 1974. He founded the Kampery Group in 1993 and has served as the chairman since then. He developed the company into a highly successful Hong Kong-based coffee, tea, wine, dairy, and organic products company. He serves as president of the Hong Kong Food Industry Association, president of the Hong Kong Association of Green Organic at Living, and vice president for the Hong Kong Brand Development Council, among other positions. As a social philanthropist, he chairs the Ye Hong Community Wellness Foundation and was appointed the Justice of the Peace by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2008.
As president of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association-Hong Kong chapter, Wong serves as a liaison between the Carlson School's China Executive MBA Program and the Hong Kong business community. He is also a University of Minnesota Foundation Trustee and a champion of higher education.
Photo Source: Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
Fanny Cheung graduated from the University of California at Berkley with a bachelor of arts in 1970, and then from the University of Minnesota with a doctoral degree in psychology in 1975.
Cheung is currently vice president of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, professor of psychology at Choh-Ming Li, and is the founding director of the Gender Research Center at the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies. In the early 1990s she took the lead in developing the Cross-Cultural (Chinese) Personality Assessment Inventory, which was one of the first initiatives in the field to develop a local, non-Western inventory of personality. 1996 to 1999, Cheung served as the founding chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission of the Hong Kong government.
Cheung received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota in 2003 because of her influential leadership in the field of mental health and gender studies in Hong Kong and Asia. She was appointed as Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong in 1988 and served as the Hong Kong Counsel for the People’s Republic of China during 1995 -1997. She received the Distinguished Psychologist Award in 2005 and the award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology in 2012 from the American Psychological Association.
Photo Source: cuhk.edu.hk
Sun Lung-Kee, who was born in 1945 in Chongqing, lived in Hong Kong before receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from National Taiwan University in 1970. Sun received his master of arts in eastern European history from the University of Minnesota in 1976 and his doctorate in history from Stanford University in 1984.
As a doctorate candidate, Sun published his first book “Deep Structure of Chinese Culture.” After graduating in 1984, Sun became a guest lecturer at Kansas University and in 1985 he was granted the Mellon Fellow Award to serve as a visiting scholar at Washington University in St. Louis for a year. He then worked at Memphis University before he took a professorship position in Taiwan.
Sun has been teaching American history, Russian history and comparative cultural studies at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan since 2004.
He has published a number of academic papers and books, including “Historians' Warp: Essays in History and Psychology,” “A People Not Yet Weaned,” and “The Chinese National Character From Nationhood To Individuality.”
Photo Source: depthis.ccu.edu.tw
Winston C. Y. Yu received his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University in 1968, his master’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University in 1971, and his doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Minnesota in 1979. He spent 16 years at the University as a student, postdoctoral fellow, and faculty member. He has described his time at the University as one of the most memorable and critical periods in his life.
Since his return to Taiwan, Yu has held prestigious leadership positions, including working an investigator at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Academia Sinica, which he helped found. In 1995, Yu was recruited as secretary general of Taiwan’s new National Health Research Institute, which was modeled after the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Yu was a 2006 recipient of the University of Minnesota Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals where the selection committee cited his roles as a highly respected scientific leader, a brilliant administrator, a dedicated public servant, and a scientific statesman.
Photo Source: National Health Research Institute
Tian Guoqiang received a master’s degree in mathematics in 1982 and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1987.
After graduation, he taught at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor from 1987-1991 and as an associate professor from 1991-1995. He has served as the dean of the College of Economics at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics since 2004.
As one of the first Yangtze Scholars selected by the Chinese Ministry of Education, and the first participants and evaluation experts of the Thousand People Plan, he is currently appointed as a member of the policy council for the Shanghai Municipal Government. Tian is also serving as adjunct faculty at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Central China University of Science and Technology, and honorary professor at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics. He serves on the editorial boards of “China Economics Review and Modern China Studies,” “American Review of China Studies,” and “China Economic Quarterly.”
In a survey of the top 1,000 global economists, he ranked #4 for number of publications and #6 for the number of citations among Chinese economists. Tian was recognized as one of the Ten Most Influential Economists in Mainland China by Wall Street Wire in 2005.
Photo Source: bb.shufe.edu.cn
Lau Chi-kuen earned his master of arts in mass communication from the University of Minnesota in 1983. He then returned to Hong Kong and worked as reporter at the South China Morning Post, which is the leading English-language newspaper in Hong Kong. He was later promoted to chief editor of the newspaper. Lau has also served as associate editor for The Australian and the Overseas Chinese Daily, and as chief press officer for the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption. The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong named him the Journalist of the Year in 1986.
Lau has written extensively and authored the book, "A Hong Kong Chinese's View of the British Heritage," published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997.
In 2008, Lau received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota, for his dedication to defending press freedom and his commitment to Hong Kong.
Photo Source: Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
毕业后，他在香港主流英文报纸南华早报做记者， 90年代期间他在这份报纸上写政治评论，内容涉及很多公共政策领域，影响深远。之后晋升为该报纸的总编辑。他还曾担任悉尼的《The Australian》、《华侨日报》副总编辑，以及廉政公署总新闻主任。他在香港传媒行业工作超过20年，地位卓越。 1986年，香港新闻协会将他选为年度记者。
Tsai Chuen-Jinn received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1977, and a master of science in 1986 and a doctorate in 1990 from the Particle Technology Laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota.
After graduation, Tsai worked as a professor of the Institute of Environmental Engineering at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, where he established one of the best aerosol laboratories known as the Nanoparticle and Air Quality Laboratory. The laboratory conducts research on aerosol sampling instruments, aerosol physics, aerosol control devices, and air quality. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and has held 10 patents.
Tsai is one of the founding members of the Chinese Association for Aerosol Research in Taiwan and the Asian Aerosol Research Assembly. He chaired the 6th International Aerosol Conference in Taiwan in 2002. In 2006, Tsai received the International Aerosol Fellow Award from the International Aerosol Research Assembly.
Photo Source: www.ehs.epa.gov.tw
蔡春进是中华民国气胶研究学会及亚洲气胶研究学会的主要创始人之一。2002年，中华民国气胶研究学会接受国际气胶研究学会的委托，主办了第六届国际气胶研讨会，并由蔡春进担任大会主席。2006年，他被国际气胶研究学会授予International Aerosol Fellow Award，成为国内环工界第一个获得此国际大奖的学者。
Ma Xiaowei received his bachelor’s degree from Beijing Forestry University in 1986, majoring in garden design. He received a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1989. He then began his career with Ellerbe Becket, which is an international architectural, engineering, and construction firm, where he collaborated with Cliff Garton for the Saint Paul Cultural Garden project.
In 1993, he joined architectural, landscape architectural, and planning firm Sasaki Associates in Boston office where he worked on projects such as the Central Indianapolis Riverfront. In 2001, Ma went back to China and founded AGER. His 25 years of practice in international design enabled him to compare western and eastern designs from various aspects and integrate traditional Chinese garden culture with green and low-carbon international design philosophies.
Ma is the president and principal of AGER GROUP. He also serves as trustee of the Shanghai Landscape Committee, guest professor at Tsinghua University, and associate of the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota.
Photo Source: www.globaltimes.cn
1993年开始服务于著名的波士顿Sasaki Associates事务所，与包括史都华•道森、埃伦•沃德等在内的多位景观规划设计大师合作，参与了一系列重大项目的设计工作，其中包括印第安纳波利斯市水岸公园。其后又先后任职于HOK旧金山分公司、Hart Howerton事务所，参与并负责了多项景观设计项目。25年的国际化设计实践使其在中西方景观文化比较学方面积累了大量的实践经验，在国际理念融合与创新方面形成了自己独特的见解，并在设计项目中进行了具体而深入的实践。
Shenggen Fan received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and business management in 1982 and a master’s degree in economics and trade in 1985 from Nanjing Agricultural University. In 1989, he received a doctoral degree in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.
He was a post-doctoral fellow and associate research officer at the International Service for National Agricultural Research in the Hague, the Netherlands. Fan then became a research economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Arkansas from 1992 until 1995. Since 1995, Fan has worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute where he is now the director general.
Fan has received many awards including the Outstanding Young Scholar award from the National Science Foundation in China in 2005; Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota in 2006; Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in 2006; and a fellowship at the International Academy of Food Science and Technology from 2012.
Photo Source: cn.ifpri.org
Alex Zhao Zhang
Alex Zhao Zhang, received his bachelor of arts from the Institute of International Relations in 1983. Zhang then earned his Master of Laws at China University of Political Science and Law in 1985. In 1989, Zhang received a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota’s Law School.
Zhang serves as the head of White & Case Shanghai Office where he is recognized as a leading lawyer for China-related corporate, private equity and M&A transactions in the market. He has served as the trade representative for the State of Minnesota in Hong Kong and has worked with University departments to strengthen the University’s exchange and alumni relationships. He has coordinated University delegation visits and has supported the University’s Law School in the development of their L.L.M. degree in Beijing. In 2004, Zhang received the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award.
Photo Source: whitecase.com
张钊现任美国伟凯律师事务所上海办公室首席代表，负责该所在中国地区的商业贸易和并购业务。他在中国公司治理、私募股权、收购兼并的法务领域享有盛名，被 Chambers Asia和 PLC Which Lawyer评为最佳律师之一。他曾担任美国明尼苏达州在香港的贸易代表，协助美国公司在亚太地区发展。作为明尼苏达大学校友，他积极促进学校各部门与中国的交流，协助明尼苏达大学赴华访问团，协助明尼苏达大学法学院法学硕士与中国的合作。2004年张钊获得明尼苏达大学颁发的杰出成就奖（此奖是明尼苏达大学给校友颁发的最高荣誉之一）。
Victor Tong, who was born in 1971 in Kunming, Yunnan, moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was six years old. In 1988, he came to the U.S. and attended Lake Hamilton High School as an exchange student before he enrolled in the University of Minnesota in 1989. Tong won the Student Commencement Speaker Award and graduated with honors with a bachelor of science in physics in 1993.
He started the company Talent Information Management, the predecessor of Webplus, in 1994. In 1997 he sold the GoWeb department of the company and was recognized as the youngest "City Business 40 Under 40" in Minnesota. He has invested in a several companies in the USA and China over the past decade. His Chinese book “Angel Investment” was published in April 2012 as the first practical guide to startup and investment in China.
Tong serves as the founding partner and chief executive officer at Webplus. He was recognized as one of the 25 people to watch in the 2008 “Global Gaming Magazine,” as well as one of the Top Ten New Angel Investors in China by “The Founder” magazine in 2012.
Photo Source: www.svief.org
1994年，大学毕业的唐滔创办了网佳创投（webplus）的前身：大利资信管理公司(TIM) 。1997年，唐滔成功出售TIM的GoWeb 网络顾问部门, 并成为明尼苏达州未来商业和社区领导者“City Business 40 Under 40”最年轻获奖者。1999年，太平洋网(PacificNet) 从TIM分拆后于2000年在美国纳斯达克上市 。唐滔在2008年前担任太平洋网的总裁。在过去10年里。他在中国和美国投资了数十个涉及互联网和移动互联网、电子商务、网络游戏、社区网站、博彩/彩票、外包服务和美国医疗保险等的公司。唐滔于2012年出版的自己的第一本书：《天使投资》。该书是中国国内首部天使投资的实战手册，堪称创业者的第一本书，打造创业者与天使投资人沟通的最佳桥梁。
Chen Zongyu (John), who was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, graduated from Shanghai Medical University (now Fudan University Shanghai Medical College) in 1987. In 1993, Chen received a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Minnesota.
In 2013, Chen served as one of the coordinators for international affairs at the American Gastroenterological Association. He is a shareholder of the well-known private Minnesota Gastroenterology and also serves as a doctor for the organization. Chen played an essential role in the establishment of the bi-lingual online magazine “US-China Healthcare Information Exchange,” and serves as the chief editor.
Chen is actively involved in medical exchanges between the U.S. and China, having delivered many lectures in medical colleges and hospitals in China. He is one of the founding members of the Association of Minnesota Chinese Physicians and served as the second president of the organization. In addition, Chen is a visiting professor at the Medical Colleges of Fudan University and Zhejiang University, a writer for the “Chinese Journal Frontiers of Medical Science and China Health Human Resources,” which is published by China’s Ministry of Health. In addition, he was the associate editor of Fudan University’s textbook “Case Study in Internal Medicine – Bilingual Learning.”
Photo Source: www.medlive.cn
2013年，陈宗禹担任美国消化协会（AGA, American Gastroenterological Association）国际事务理事会负责人之一。他目前任美国顶级消化医生团体 Minnesota Gastroenterology 消化专科医生 ，合伙人。此外，陈宗禹还是《美中医疗信息交流》(US-China Healthcare Information Exchange, USCHIE) 中英双语网络杂志及交流平台的发起人及主编、美国明尼苏达华人医生协会创始人之一及第二任会长、复旦大学医学院客座教授，浙江大学医学院客座教授。此外，陈宗禹为卫生部《卫生人才杂志》撰稿人、卫生部《医学前沿杂志》撰稿人、以及复旦大学精品教材《内科临床病例分析：双语学习》2005年人卫版 副主编。
Lin Chun-Pin earned a doctorate in oral biology from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1994 and a master of science in biophysical science from the College of Science and Engineering in 1995. He is an expert microscopist, which makes him prominent in the field of academic and clinical dentistry, both in Taiwan and internationally. Lin is also recognized for his work in biomechanical studies, clinical service, and administrative services.
He serves as president of the Academy of Endodontology of Taiwan, and in 2000, he became secretary of medical affairs at the National Taiwan University Hospital, taking charge of both medical and dental affairs. Lin played a crucial role in the establishment of the Center for Medical Quality and served as its first director. Lin is also a dedicated educator in Taiwan. He re-established the School of Dentistry at National Taiwan University Hospital as an independent institution.
As an accomplished researcher, Lin led the the way in Taiwanese dental research. He once served as Taiwan’s administrator for the International Association for Dental Research – Southeast Asia. Lin also hosted and chaired several of the largest international dental conferences, including the Asia-Pacific Endodontics Conference.
In 2012, Lin received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota.
Photo Source: Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
Liu Yuanli graduated from Tongji Medical University with a master of public health in 1987. He then came to the U.S. and obtained a master of science at Harvard University one year later. In 1995, he received a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy from the University of Minnesota.
In 1994, Liu returned to Harvard to serve as a senior lecturer. He has conducted empirical research into health system performance and reform issues. Liu serves as the founding director of the Harvard School of Public Health’s China Initiative, a major effort aimed at helping advance health and social development in China. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and book chapters.
Liu has also served as consultant for a number of international organizations including the United Nations, World Bank and the World Health Organization. He is an adjunct professor at the Health and Development Institute at the Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management and also serves on the Expert Committee on Health Policy and Management of the Chinese Ministry of Health.
Photo Source: www.bostonese.com
从1994年起至今，刘远立在哈 佛大学公共卫生学院从事国际卫生政策的科研和教学工作 。现任哈福大学公共卫生学院高级讲师， 中国项目部主任，博士生导师，哈佛大学公共 卫生学院“中国行动计划”主任，清华大学公共管理学院卫生语发展研究中心主任。 “中国行动计划”包括与卫生 部合办的高级卫生管理干部培训，重大公共卫生问题研究，以及 与中央党校合作举办的社会发展论坛等项目。
Robert Duan (Gang), who was born in Shanghai, immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1986. In 1992, he was admitted to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota “with remarkable scores” and received a doctoral degree in polymer chemistry in 1997. He worked as the vice-chairman of the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars for three years.
In 2008, he joined Valspar and has since been dedicated to pushing forward research in green, environmental-friendly, low-carbon and water-based paint, and the promotion of new products and technologies of water-based paint. In particular, he devoted himself to researching water-based paint technology. In May 2012, Duan received the honor of “Ten Experts Leading in Waterborne Technology in China” for his contribution to waterborne paint. In April 2013, Duan became the first Chinese Global Technical Director at Valspar.
Photo Source: www.linkedin.com
段刚，1968 年出生于中国上海。1986 年随家庭移居美国。1992 年以优秀的成绩考入明尼苏达大学化学系，1997 年毕业获得高分子化学博士学位。段刚博士在校期间，踏实勤奋，成绩优秀, 并多才多艺;在校期间曾经有三年担任中国学生学者联谊会副会长. 段刚博士于 2003 年底被公司选中派回中国支持其发展。
2008 年在加入美国威士伯（Valspar）涂料公司后，其一直致力于推动绿色环保低碳水性涂料的研究及水性涂料新产品、新工艺的推广，尤其在水性涂料技术研究、技术创新和水性涂料的产品和工艺推广方面不遗余力，并卓有成效。2012年5月，鉴于对涂料水性化推动的重大贡献，段刚博士获得“引领中国水性化技术进步十大专家”的称号。段刚博士于2013年四月被美国威士伯公司破格提升为全球技术总监 （Global Technical Director)，这是美国威士伯公司 200多年历史上第一位中国人成为全球技术总监。
Jacqueline Beihua Tang
Jacqueline Beihua Tang studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Central Conservatory of Music. In 1999, Tang received a master of arts in music from the Univeristy of Minnesota.
She is currently a piano professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School. Tang is an outstanding piono educator, having educated many prize-winning students in various competitions. She has been a jury member of many international competitions, such as the Concurso International de Piano Premio “aen” and Conservatorlo Municipal de Musica “José Iturbi” de Valencia in Spain, the Premio Mauro Paolo Monopoli in Italy, among others.
In 2007 and 2008 she was nominated as a Piano Teacher of Merit of Shanghai and received the Special Award for Outstanding Teacher. Tang is the Shanghai regional director of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
Photo Source: www.baike.com
Freeman Hui Shen
Freeman Hui Shen received a bachelor of science in engineering from South China University of Technology, a master of science in engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, and a master in businesss administration from the Carlson School of Management’s China Executive MBA program at the University of Minnesota in 2003. Shen is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Shen worked for several Fortune 500 companies based in North America and Europe, including Fiat Group China, TXU Group, Eaton Corporation, and Borg Warner Inc. He then joined Geely Holding Group as a board member and group vice president of corporate development. He also serves as chairman and CEO of Shanghai Geely Zhaoyuan International and chairman of Volvo Car Group China. Shen was in charge of the acquisition of Volvo Car by Geely.
He was selected to become an Olympic torch relay runner for the 2008 summer Olympics held in Beijing. Because of his contributions to local economics and communities, he was awarded the Camellia Award from Zhejiang Provincial Government and the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government.
Photo Source: www.cnr.cn
沈晖曾为几所总部在欧美的世界500强企业效力，其中包括中国菲亚特集团、TXU 集团, 伊顿集团和博格华纳集团等总部。随后，沈辉加入吉利控股集团。目前沈晖担任吉利控股集团董事会成员、集团副总裁，也是上海吉利肇源国际的主席和首席执行官、中国沃尔沃集团主席、沃尔沃汽车集团的高级副总裁。过去四年里，沈晖负责吉利集团对沃尔沃的收购。
Simon Yong Hu
Simon Yong Hu received a master in businesss administration from the Carlson School of Management’s China Executive MBA program at the University of Minnesota in 2010.
Hu serves as the Managing Director of Greater China, Banner Engineering International Co., Ltd. He is one of the pioneers and senior practitioners of the sensor and automation industry in China, and has worked as a marketing manager and executive manager for several multinational organizations. In 2005, Hu joined the Banner Engineering International Co., Ltd. as the managing director of greater China. He led his team to achieve success both at home and abroad, while building up and promoting the brand of “American Banner” in the automation industry of Greater China, which resulted in rapid growth in the Chinese market.
“The experience of studying in CHEMBA really impressed me a lot. It didn’t only result from the brainstorming I experienced, but also the friendships I built with my classmates. I believe that many alumni would have a similar experience: missing the time of getting together with these classmates, and really looking forward to meeting more new friends in CHEMBA. As a CHEMBA student running back and forth between Minnesota and Guangzhou, I have deep feelings on CHEMBA, and I am so glad to be invited to hold a position in the new term of the Alumni Association. I hope that I serve the alumni, provide more opportunity to communicate and learn from each other, and get more alumni together to help promote CHEMBA!” Hu said.
Photo Source: www.bannerengineering.com.cn
Chen Shan-Ming, who was born in 1909 in Beijing, graduated in 1931 from Tsinghua University before becoming a teaching assistant at Tsinghua University, then at Beijing Normal University. Chen enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1936 and received a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in plant pathology in 1940 and 1943, respectively. At the same time, he was a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. After graduation, Chen stayed at the University as a research fellow to conduct penicillin research.
In 1944, Chen returned to China where he worked as a researcher at the Central Experiment Institute and the Northern China Academy of Agriculture. In 1956, the Chinese Academy of Agriculture was established, and Chen worked there as a researcher and vice-director until 1987.
In 1987 a project on stripe rust of wheat, led by Chen, won the second prize of the 3rd National Natural Science Award. Chen has made great contributions to the development of research on wheat nematodiasis in China.
Photo Source: www.todayonhistory.com
Hsu Ke-Chin, who was born in 1907, graduated from National Central University with a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1934. Hsu enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1939 and received a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in geology in 1941 and 1944, respectively.
Beginning in 1946, Hsu served as a professor in geology at National Central University and as dean of the Department of Geology. In addition, Hsu was elected as a representative of the People’s Congress in Jiangsu and as a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee in Jiangsu province. He served as the deputy executive director and honorary board member at both the Chinese Geology Society and the Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry. Hsu was a member of both the Chinese committee of International Geological Correlation Programs and the Chinese committee of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. In 1995, Hsu received the prize for Scientific and Technological Achievements from the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation.
He made great contributions to Chinese geology and was one of the pioneers in the granitoid research in southern China. In 1980, Hsu was elected to be an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Liang-Ruenn Kao, who was born in 1918 in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, graduated from National Central University in 1939. In 1945, Kao enrolled at the University of Minnesota through a study abroad program sponsored by China’s Ministry of Education. He received a master’s degree in agricultural engineering in 1947.
After returning to China, Kao taught at National Central University, Nanjing University, and Jiangsu University of Science and Technology successively. At the same time, Kao served as the deputy chief editor of the publications “Chinese Agriculture Encyclopedia: Agricultural Mechanization Volume” and “Jiangsu Agricultural Mechanization Bulletin”. He participated in composing dictionaries such as “English-Chinese Agricultural Engineering Terms,” “Japanese-Chinese Agricultural Mechanics Terms,” and “German-Chinese Agricultural Mechanics Terms”.
Kao has made outstanding achievements through his research and teaching, and has received many honors and awards. In 1987, Kao received the honor of “excellent educator” from the National Committee of Machine Building. In 1990, Kao was recognized as an outstanding individual by National Education Commission. Kao is listed in the International Dictionary of Biography published by International Biographical Center, Cambridge, and Who’s Who in the World.
Johnny Ning Chao
Johnny Ning Chao, who was born in Xi’an, Shanxi province in 1943, moved to Taiwan when he was three years old and graduated from National Taiwan University in political science in 1965. In 1968, Chao came to the U.S. to study. He received a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1971 and a doctorate degree in education from the University of Minnesota in 1979.
Chao was a famous writer in Taiwan, and his works include “Zhao Ning’s Diary of Studying Abroad in the U.S.” (1971), “When the wind started” (1976), “On the road” (1980), “Zhao Ning’s Collection of Poetry and Comics” (1985), “What love is: Zhao Ning’s 99 letters” (1990), “Sweet Baby” (1995), “Zhao Chafang: Talking Cheerfully and Humorously” (2003), and other publications. Chao went by the name “Zhao Chafang,” which became well-known in Taiwan.
In addition to being a writer, Chao served as a host or co-host on many television shows and radio programs, including “The Big Dipper”, “Women Women,” and “Growing up with me.”
Furthermore, Chao served successively as the chief editor of “China Times,” consultant at the Chinese Television Service (CTS), chair of department of Chinese communication at National Taiwan Normal University, representative of National Assembly, senior committee member of John Tung Foundation, and president of Fo Guang College of Humanities and Society (Fo Guang University).
He received many honors including the Golden Horse Award for best movie music lyrics, Golden Goblet Award from the Republic of China Comics Society, Golden Bell Award for the best variety show host, among others.
Li Kezuo, who was born in 1917 in Zibo, Shandong province, graduated from Wuhan University in machinery in 1940. In 1948, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a master’s degree in agricultural engineering.
After Li returned to China, he served as deputy manager and chief engineer at Beijing Agricultural Machinery Plant and Beijing Internal Combustion Engine General Factory. He then became vice general manager, chief engineer, and advanced engineer at Beijing Automotive Industry General Company. In addition, Li served on the board of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery.
Li led the development and experimental manufacturing of a double shared double wheeled plow, GT4.9 grain harvester, 4115 diesel engine, and 492 carbureted engine. He also edited the book “A brief review of agricultural mechanization development in Soviet Union, the United States, Great Britain, and Japan.”
Tu Guanghan, who was born in 1922, graduated from the College of Forestry at Central University in 1944 and received a master’s degree in forestry from the University of Minnesota in 1950.
After he returned to China, Tu served at North China Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Ministry of Forestry, and Chief Forestry Station successively. In 1982, he became the deputy general manager of the China National Tree Seed Corporation. Tu also served on the board of the Chinese Society of Forestry and led the drafting of the publications “Technical Regulations on Seed Collection” and “Technical Regulations on Growing Seedlings.” In addition, Tu edited several books including “Forest Nursery” and “Tree Seed Management.”
Shih Yung Kwei
Shih Yung Kwei, who was born in 1935, graduated from National Chengchi University in 1963 with both a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in journalism. In 1967, Shih received his second master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.
After graduation, Shih worked for “Taiwan News” until 1975 when he transferred to “Taiwan Shin Sheng Daily News” as deputy proprietor and chief editor. The next year, Shih was promoted to be the publisher and proprietor. Later on, Shih worked for the Chinese Television System before serving as the general manager at Taiwan Television and Chinese Television. Since 1996, Shih has served as the chairman of the board for Chen Chung Book Ca. LTD.
In addition to his professional career, Shih also serves as chairman of the board for the “Chinese Islamic Cultural and Educational Foundation”, chief member of the Television Cultural Research Committee, board member of the Beautiful Taiwan Foundation, among other positions.
Chen Hong-Yu, who was born in Jiangyin, Jiangsu province, graduated from the College of Agriculture at the University of Nanjing in 1934. He then received a master’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in agronomy and plant genetics in 1938 and 1940, respectively.
Upon returning to China, Chen successively served at the Eastern China Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Seed Management, and Department of Agriculture in Fujian province. He also served as the first deputy chair on the board for the Fujian Society of Agriculture. Chen was selected as a representative of the 3rd National People’s Congress and the 5th and 6th Chinese People’s Political Consultative.
Chen has published two books “Crop Production Science and Purification” and “Regeneration of Fine Varieties of Seed.” Chen was also an editor for the publication “Improved Varieties of Rice.”
Hsu Chow, who was born in 1919 in Nantong, Jiangsu province, graduated from Zhejiang Medical College in 1938 and received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota 1949.
Upon returning to China after graduation, Hsu played an important role in establishing the Zhejiang Health Experimental Academy and served as dean of the Zhejiang Academy of Medicine.
Hsu has edited many textbooks and books about public health, and is considered a pioneer and leader in the field of preventative medicine.
Wang Mingqi, also named Wang Chi-Shi, was born in 1906 in Henan province. He graduated from Henan University in 1932 and started teaching there until 1934, when he came to the University of Minnesota. In 1936 and 1938, respectively, Wang received a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in plant pathology.
Upon returning to China, Wang taught at the College of Agriculture at Henan University and later became the dean. In 1951, Wang worked for the Department of Biology at Fudan University as a professor and department head.
Wang has made great contributions in the fields of agricultural technology research and teaching. He was the first to discover the heterothallicsm of ustilaginales.
Additionally, Wang published eight books, including “Concise Dictionary of Biology” and “Heredity and Heteromorphosis.” Wang also edited “Directory of Plant Diseases in Henan Province.” In 1984, Wang established the Wang Mingqi Scholarship at Henan University, which still exists today.
Guo Peixuan, born in Shantou, Guangdong province, graduated from Foshan University in veterinary in 1978 and in 1982, he received a master’s degree of science from South China Agricultural College. In 1984, Guo was enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a doctorate degree in microbiology and genetics in 1987.
After graduation, Guo completed his post-doc research at NIH in 1990, and then he served as a professor at Purdue University. In 2007, Guo held the Dane & Mary Louise Miller Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering and was director of the NIH Nanomedicine Development Center and professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Since 2012, Guo has served as a professor in the College of Parmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Scieneces and held the William S. Farish Fund Endowed Chair in Nanobiotechnology for the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
Currently, Guo serve as visiting professors and consultant for many Chinese institutions of higher education and research organizations, such as Zhejiang University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Institute of Microbiology at Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc.
Guo has achieved extraordinary academic achievements, and is considered as one of the top three nanobiotechnology experts in the world. At the same time, Guo is also an excellent entrepreneur, and is the founder of two biotechnology companies including Kylin Therapeutics, Inc.
Guo has received many honors and awards. He received the NIH First Award in 1993, the Pfizer Distinguished Faculty Award in 1995, Purdue Faculty Scholar Award in 1998, Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology in 2005, and Distinguished Research Alumnus award from the University of Minnesota in 2009.
Photo Source: www.uky.edu
毕业后，郭培宣于1990年完成NIH博士后研究，随后任普渡大学教授。2007年，郭培宣任辛辛那提大学生物医学工程教授及Dane and Marry Louise Miller讲席教授，同时担任美国国家卫生研究院（NIH)纳米医学中心主任，美国国家卫生研究院癌症研究所纳米技术合作计划主任。2012年至今任美国肯塔基大学药学院教授和William S. Farish讲席教授。
Yen Chia Hsien
Yen Chia Hsien, born in 1906 in Wuxian, Jiangsu province, graduated from University of Nanking with a bachelor of science in 1931. In 1933, Yen received a master of science from Yenching University. Yen then was enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a doctorate degree in entomology in 1938.
After returning to China, Yen first served as a professor at Wuhan University and then Guangxi University. He also served as a supervisor at Guangxi provincial government. In 1940, Yen was in charge of establishing Fujian Provincial Agricultural College. In 1944, Yen served as dean of College of Agriculture at Fudan University. After 1949, Yen played an important role in establishing the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, and he served as dean of the department of entomology.
Lo Teng-Yi, born in 1906 in Guiyang, Guizhou province, graduated from Department of Agricultural Chemistry at Beijing Normal University in 1928. In 1935, Lo was enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a master’s degree in agricultural biochemistry in 1937.
After returning to China, Lo taught successively at Beijing University, North-west Agriculture University, and Zhejiang University. Lo served as a professor and dean at College of Agriculture at Guizhou University. After the establishment of People’s Republic of China, Lo served as the president of Guizhou Agriculture University, a member of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee in Guizhou and its vice chairman, a representative of the People’s Congress for many years in Guizhou and deputy director of its standing committee, a representative of National People’s Congress. Lo also served the vice director-general of the Department of Agriculture in Guizhou, a board member of Chinese Chemical Society, a board member of Chinese Agricultural Society and Chinese Society of Biochemistry, chair for the boards of Guizhou Agricultural Society and Guizhou Society of Biochemistry, vice director of science committee in Guizhou, dean of the Guizhou branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an academic committee member of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Lo also served as an honorary president at Guizhou University after 1997.
Pu Chih-lung, born in 1912 in Yunnan, received a bachelor of science from National Sun Yat-sen University in 1935 and a master’s degree in biology from Yenching University in 1938. After that, Pu taught at Sun Yat-sen University and in 1946, he was enrolled at the University of Minnesota and received a doctorate degree in entomology in 1949.
After returning to China, Pu served successively as director of Guangdong Agricultural Experiment Station, and professor of South China Agricultural University, director of Central South Institute of Insects at China Academy of Sciences, professor and vice-president at Sun Yat-Sen University, director of Institute of Entomology at Sun Yat-sen University, dean of College of Life Sciences at Sun Yat-sen University, honorary board member of Chinese Entomology Society and Chinese Ecology Society, representative of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th National People’s Congress, and chairman of the 2nd and 3rd Science and Technology Association in Guangdong. In 1980, Pu was elected to become an academician of the Department of Biology at China Academy of Sciences.
In 1980, Pu received the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award, which is the highest honor for alumni.
Photo Source: web.scau.edu.cn
Chu Wah-Hui, born in Guangzhou in 1951, grew up in Hong Kong. After finishing high school in 1970, Chu was enrolled in the University of Minnesota. In 1974, Chu received a bachelor of science in agronomy from the University of Minnesota. During his study at the University, Chu received Student of the Year Award in 1970 and Williams Scholarship of Agriculture in 1974.
From 1976 to 1993, Chu served at various management positions at Quaker Oats and H J Heinz. From 1994 to 1995, Chu served as the Managing Director of Whirlpool Corporation in Greater China. From 1995 to 1998, he was the president at Monsanto in Greater China area and Korea. From 1998 to 2008, Chu served as the President of China Beverages Business Unit of Pepsi International Corporation and the Chairman of PepsiCo (China) Investment Company Limited. From 2008 to 2011, Chu served as the president of Chief Executive Officer at Next Media Limited. After the alliance of Tingyi and PepsiCo in 2012, Chu served as the director of Tingyi-Asahi Beverages Holding Co. Ltd till the end of 2013. In addition, Chu has been a director of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. since 2007, and from 2007 to 2013, he served as the non-executive director Li Ning Co. Ltd.
Photo: Chu Wah-Hui (left) received “the University of Minnesota Distinguished Chinese Alumni Award” from Provost Karen Hanson (middle) in Beijing in December 2014. His wife Mora Shih (right), University of Minnesota alumna (B.S., ‘1975) also attended the ceremony.
Chen Kung-Pei, born in Taipei in 1917, received his bachelor’s degree from Keio University in Japan and then taught at the department of medicine at Taihoku Imperial University. In 1951, Chen received his MD from Keio University. In the same year, he was enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a master’s degree in public health in 1952. After graduation, Chen worked for the Ministry of Health in Taiwan till 1955 when he became the dean of the Department of Public Health in Medical School of Taiwan University, and the director of the Public Health Institution. In 1960, Chen returned to the United States to study at Harvard University’s School of Public Health where he received a Doctor of Public Health degree. After that, Chen served as a consultant at United Nations World Health Organization.
In 1969, Chen served as a guest professor at Washington University for a year. In 1970, he was invited to give a speech at the prestigious Cutter Lecture on Preventative Medicine.
In Taiwan, Chen Kung-Pei is considered as “the Father of Public Health”. After his death, Taiwan University established Chen Kung-Pei Preventive Medical Foundation to recognize his outstanding achievements. The foundation has established a scholarship to support students studying public health at Taiwan University. Since 1998, this scholarship has supported three students each year.
In 1972, Chen received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota, which is the highest honor for alumni.
Photo Source: livedoor.jp
Tsiang Yien-Si, born in 1915 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, received his bachelor of science from University of Nanjing in 1936. In 1940 and 1942, Tsiang earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota and stayed on to carry out corn experiments under Professor H.K.Hayes. Tsiang returned to China in 1947.
After serving on the Chinese American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in Nanking, Tsiang moved to Taiwan in 1948 and continued to serve on the Chinese American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction till 1961 when he became the chair of Chinese Society of Agriculture in Taiwan. From 1963 to 1998, Tsiang served on several important political positions including Councilor for the Council of Taiwan, the deputy director of National Science Committee, Secretary-General at Executive Yuan of Taiwan, the Secretary-General at “Office of President”, Minister of “Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, National Policy Consultant for the “Office of President”, and “Presidential Advisor” at “Office of the President”.
Tsiang served as a member of the Standing Committee of the 10th and 11th Central Committee of the Kuomingtang, and he was the only politician in Taiwan who had served all of the following three critical political positions: Secretary-General for Executive Yuan, Secretary-General for “Office of the President”, and Secretary-General for Central Committee of the Kuomingtang.
Photo Source: baidu.com
Hwang Liang, born in 1906 in Guangdong. He graduated from College of Agriculture at University of Nanking in 1929, and then became an instructor at the university till 1935 when he came to the U.S. to study. In 1937, Hwang received a master of science in phytovirology from University of California, and in 1939, he received a doctorate degree in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota.
After graduation, Hwang returned to China and became a professor at College of Agriculture of Guangxi University. In 1952, Guangxi Agricultural University was established, and Hwang became a professor there and also served as the director of academic affairs.
Hwang also served as a committee member at Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Agriculture, a representative at the 1st People Congress in Guangxi, standing director of China Society of Plant Protection and standing director of Chinese Society for Plant Pathology.
Hwang conducted many important research projects on the disease protection and pest management of vegetable and grain crops, which contributed to the development of local agricultural production.
Tsiang Teh-Chi, born in 1908 in Jiangsu province, graduated from College of Agriculture at University of Nanking in 1934, and received a master of science in agronomy in 1938 from the University of Minnesota.
After returning to China, Tsiang successively worked for the Central Agricultural Research Institute, East China Institute of Agriculture Sciences, Water Science Research Institute of the Yellow River Conservancy Commission in Zhengzhou. From 1971, Tsiang served as the chief engineer at Bureau of Water and Soil Conservation, and then deputy chief engineer at Shaanxi Hydropower Bureau till his retirement in 1990.
In addition, Tsiang served as a representative for the 2nd National People’s Congress, a member of the 5th and 6th Chinese Political Consultative Conference, a standing director of Shaanxi Hydropower Society, and a board member of Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering.
Cheng-Khee Chee, born in Fujian, immigrated to Malaysia in 1948. He graduated from Nanyang University in 1960 and received a master of arts in library science from the University of Minnesota in 1964. After graduation, Chee started teaching at the University till his retirement in 1994.
Chee is one of the most accomplished watercolor artists in the United States. He is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor USA Honor Society, etc. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in American Education, and Dictionary of World Chinese Artists Achievements. Chee has been represented in numerous national juried exhibitions and received more than 200 honors, including the American Watercolor Society Silver Medal, Allied Artists of America Gold Medal, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America Skyledge Award First Place, etc.
Chee has many publications among which Old Turtle, an illustration published in 1992, was one of the best-selling illustrations in the U.S. during the year of its publication.
In addition to teaching and artistic creation, Chee has made tremendous efforts to promote international exchanges of arts. After the opening-up of China, he organized a delegation from the University of Minnesota to China, and established the exchange academic program between the Duluth Campus of the University and Chinese Academy of Art.
Furthermore, Chee has received many honors for his teaching and community services, including Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Minnesota, and the 1994 University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus Chancellor’s Distinguished Services Award. In 1994, he was honored as Duluth’s Cultural Ambassador to the World by Mayor of Duluth. In 1998, College of Art at Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota established Cheng-Khee Chee Scholarship to recognize his outstanding contributions to the college.
Photo Source: www.chengkheechee.com
Jia Jian, born in 1914, graduated from Central University in agricultural economics. Then he started teaching at the university and in 1943, he received a master’s degree in agriculture still from Central University. Jia came to the University of Minnesota in 1948, and received a master’s degree in agricultural economics in 1949.
After returning to China, Jia first taught at Wuhan University, and then during 1953-1987, he served as a professor and dean of the department of agricultural economics at Huazhong Agricultural University.
In addition to teaching and his administrative duties as a dean, Jia also served as a standing board member of Chinese Association of Agricultural Ecnomics, researcher at Agricultural Development Research Center of the State Council, and president of Agricultural Economics Society in Hubei province, etc. In 1989, Jia was elected to receive the honor of “Elite of Science and Technology” in Hubei, and in 1992, he received the special allowance from the State Council.
Shiue Cherng-Jiann, born in 1921, received a bachelor degree in forest management at Fukien College of Agriculture in 1944, and a master degree and a doctorate degree in forestry at the University of Minnesota respectively in 1955 and 1957.
Before coming to the United States, Shiue served for eight years as research forester on the staff of the Taiwan Forest Research Institute. At the University of Minnesota, he taught statistical methods and microtechnique, and conducted research in forest inventory.
He was a contributor to “Forest Science”, “Journal of Forestry”, and other professional and scientific periodicals. Shiue is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Mid-western America.
Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Liangxin Fan, born in 1932 in Xiamen, was enrolled in Department of Economics of Taiwan University in 1952. Fan came to the University of Minnesota after he graduated from Taiwan University, and received a doctorate degree in economics in 1966.
After graduation, Fan became a professor at Kensas State University till 1968 when he transferred to Colorado State University till his retirement in 2006.
Fan’s research focuses on economic theories, currency theories and policies, political economic theories and policies, economic development and international trade. He has made many contributions to the economic policy development in Taiwan.
Liu Qingsong, born in 1972 in Hebei, received a bachelor degree and a master degree in geophysics from China University of Geosciences in 1996. In 1999, Liu received a doctorate of science from Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2004, he received a doctorate degree from Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Minnesota.
After graduation, Liu completed his post-doctorate research at Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of California-Santa-Cruz. After that, Liu received the European Union Marie-Curie Fellowship and conducted research in Department of Ocean and Earth Science and National Oceanography Center at University of Southampton in England.
In 2007, Liu was selected into the “Hundred Talents Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was employed as a researcher and a supervisor of doctoral candidates at Institute of Geology and Geophysics of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Liu has been engaged in research of archaeomagnetism, rock magnetism, and environment magnetism, etc.
Wang Yongjia, born in 1933 in Shanghai, graduated from Northeastern University of Technology in 1954, and then started teaching at the university. In 1980, Wang was enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a doctorate degree in geo-engineering in 1983.
Wang came back to Northeastern University of Technology (now Northeastern University) and served successively as the director of Computation Center and the vice-director of Graduate School. In 1992, Wang received the special allowance from the State Council.
Wang was regarded as one of the founders of Chinese calculation of rock mechanics. He served as a visiting professor at Australian Rock-soil Mechanics Institute, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Geology Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and China University of Mining and Technology. In addition, Wang served as a member of China Coal Society, International Society for Rock Mechanics (Chinese team), and International Society of Rock-soil Mechanics Computation Techniques.
Chang Chen Ping
Chang Chen Ping, born in 1899 in Nanjing, Jiangsu, was enrolled in the University of Minnesota in 1919 and received a bachelor of science in mining in 1922. Chang then went to the University of Wisconsin and received a master degree in geology in 1924.
After returning to China, Chang served as a professor and dean successively at National Central University (now Nanjing University), Tangshan Jiaotong University (now Southwest Jiaotong University), Yunnan University, and Beijing College of Mining and Technology (now China University of Mining and Technology).
During his teaching at Beijing College of Mining and Technology, Chang compiled and published a book --“An Introduction of Mining” which became an important textbook for graduate students majoring in mining engineering.
Ma Ta-Pu, born in 1904 in Fujian, received a bachelor’s degree from Department of Forestry at National Central University in 1932. In 1936, Ma was enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a master of science in forestry in 1937.
After returning to China, Ma successively taught at Department of Forestry at Guangxi University, College of Agriculture at Jiangxi Zhongzheng University, Department of Biology at Anhui College, and Department of Forestry at Nanjing University. At Nanjing University, Ma also served as head of the department and dean. During 1957-1958, Ma was sent by the Ministry of Forestry to Hanoi University of Agriculture, and in 1963, the Vietnamese government awarded him “Friendship Medal” to recognize his contributions to Vietnamese economic development.
Ma once served as the deputy board chair of Chinese Society of Forestry, and a member of Science and Technology Committee at Ministry of Forestry. In 1985, Chinese Society of Forestry honored him for his 50-year engagement in Chinese forestry.
In addition, Ma edited many important textbooks, including “Science of Silviculture”, “Science of Forestry”, “Forest Resource Investigation and Planning”, etc. Besides, he was the chief editor of a very important reference book “Images of Major Trees and Seedlings” which has been a valuable contribution to the field of forestry. In 1983, Ma Ta-Pu was awarded the first prize of National Invention Award.
Ge Chunlin, born in 1907 in Jiangsu province, graduated from the department of chemistry at Tsinghua University. Ge then served as a professor and dean at Northwestern College of Technology (now Northwestern Polytechnical University), and an engineer and the head of Qingdao Chemical Engineering Factory. In 1949, Ge received a master degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. During his study at the University, Ge was actively engaged in student activities. With Tu Guangchi and other student leaders, Ge founded a study group called “Ming She”, with a mission to persuade Chinese international students to return to China and make contributions to the development of science and technology in China. Through this organization, Ge successfully persuaded more than one hundred Chinese international students to go back to China.
After returning to China, Ge successively served as the director of Technology Department of the Ministry of Light Industry and the vice dean and advanced engineer of Science Academy of the Ministry of Light Industry. At the same time, Ge also served as the vice board chairman on Chinese Association of Light Industry and Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China.
Zhang Dejun, born in 1922 in Jiangxi, graduated from Department of Mechanics at National Southwestern Associated University with a bachelor’s degree. He then stayed and taught at the university as an instructor. In 1945, Zhang came to the University of Minnesota and received a master’s degree in agricultural engineering in 1947.
After working as an intern in Minnesota and California for a year, Zhang returned to China. In 1949, he served as an engineer and director of Department of Design at North China Agricultural Mechanics Factory (now Beijing Internal Combustion Engine General Factory). In 1954, Zhang served as a chief technologist at Agricultural Mechanics Institute of the former First Machinery Industry Department. Zhang was in charge of the design and experiment of the first combine harvester in China. The product passed the evaluation in 1955, and received the first prize from National Mechanics Department.
In 1956, Zhang was transferred to Jilin University of Technology and engaged in the establishment of the first academic program of agricultural mechanical design in Chinese institutions of higher education. The program started to recruit master students in 1960, and in 1981, Zhang was appointed to become one of the first supervisors for doctoral students in agricultural mechanical design and manufacture.
Zhang is regarded as one of the founders in Chinese agricultural engineering, and he served as the deputy president of Chinese Agricultural Engineering Society, the president of Jilin Agricultural Engineering Society. In 1987, Zhang successfully organized the first International Agricultural System Engineering Academic Conference in China.
Chang Ganfan, born in 1904 in Jiangsu, graduated from Jinling University in 1930. After that, he worked for Jiangsu Insect Bureau and Jinling University. In 1940, Cheng came to the University of Minnesota and received a master degree in entomology in 1943.
After returning to China, Cheng served as profess and dean of Department of Plan Insect and Disease at Jinling University. Then he taught successively at Nanjing Agricultural College and Zhejiang Agricultural University.
Cheng once served as the president of the Entomological Society of China and the 4th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Zhejiang.
Cheng is regarded as a pioneer and founder of Chinese Cicadidae Classification Research.
Lin Changshan, born in Fujian, received a master of science in 1938 from Department of Biology at Yanjing University. Then he taught successively at Yanjing University, University of China, and Fu Jen Catholic University. In 1951, Lin received a doctoral degree in entomology from the University of Minnesota.
After returning to China, Lin served as a professor and dean at Yanjing University first and then Beijing University.
In addition, Lin served as the president of Beijing Entomological Society, China Zoological Society, Entomological Society of China, and Ecological Society of China.
Lin’s research in the occurring theory of army worms and its application received a second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. In 1989, Lin published his book “Environmental Biology” which was used widely as a college textbook.
Li Yonglu (Lawrence Yonglu Li), born in 1911, graduated from Lingnan University in 1937. He came to the University of Minnesota in 1947 and received a master degree in agriculture in 1948.
After Li returned to China, he first served as an assistant professor at Lingnan Univeristy in Guangzhou, and later he became a professor at South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou till his retirement.
Li is regarded as a pioneer in Chinese diary science. He edited the book “Science of Cow Raising” which was used as an important textbook for animal husbandry and veterinary majors at many institutions of higher education.
In 1988, Li was rewarded the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
Tseng Teh-Chu, born in 1919 in Hainan, graduated from National Central University (now Southeast University) in 1942. In 1947, he received a master degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Minnesota.
After returning to China, Tseng served as an engineer at the State Farm Administration Bureau in the Ministry of Agriculture. Then he served as a professor, department head, and vice president of Beijing Agricultural Engineering University (now Chinese Agricultural University).
Tseng is a pioneer in Chinese agricultural mechanics and engineering. His book “Mechanical Soil Dynamics” was widely used as a textbook among institutions of higher education, and was included in the book series of “Contemporary Important Works of Science and Technology --- Agriculture”. In 1995, Tseng was elected to become an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
In addition, Tseng actively participated in the establishment of Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery and Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering. He also served as a member of the academic committee at Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a member of the committee of science and technology at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries, and also a member of Chinese Association of Science and Technology.
Tseng has received many honors and awards, among which include Advanced Individual for Education, Science, Culture and Health in Beijing, Excellent Instructor in Institutions of Higher Education in Beijing, National Outstanding Achievement Expert Award, and the first prize for National Excellent Book of Science and Technology etc. Tseng also served as a representative on the 2nd and 3rd National People’s Congress.
Chen Chunting, born in 1915 in Jiangsu, graduated in civil engineering from National Central University in 1937, and then became an instructor at Northwestern Agricultural College. In 1946, Chen served as a researcher at Central Hydraulic Laboratory. In 1948, Chen was enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a master degree in civil engineering in 1949.
After returning to China, Chen served as the director of Office of Water Supply at Nanjing Hydraulic Laboratory. In 1956, Chen served as the vice director of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power Research Institute till his retirement in 1987. In addition, Chen has also served as a board member of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society.
Throughout his career of over forty years, Chen has devoted his work to hydroelectric research. He has participated in designing and evaluating many important hydraulic projects. Chen’s publications include a book he edited “Hydraulic Model Experiments” and a book he translated “Canal Hydraulics”, etc.
Zhang Xichang, born in 1910 in Jiangsu, graduated from Department of Agronomy at Jinling University in 1932, and received a doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota in 1940.
After returning to China, Zhang served as a technician at Central Agricultural Experiment Institute, a professor at Jinling University. After the establishment of People’s Republic of China, he served as deputy director of Huazhong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, researcher at Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and professor at Huazhong Agricultural University.
Annie Chung, born in Taipei, received a master degree in choral conducting from Eastman School of Music in 1995, and in 1998, she received a doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from the University of Minnesota. During her stay in the United States, Chung served as Assistant Conductor or Apprenticeship Conductor at many orchestras or choruses.
Chung returned to Taiwan after graduation, and she has been teaching at Department of Music of Tunghai University, and also serving as a conductor at the department’s orchestra and choir. In 2003, Chung played an important role in establishing “Cavalleria Di Musica” and served as its first president.
In addition to teaching and performing, Chung has been an active writer. She has served as a columnist for several magazines including “Music Forums”, “Audio Cité”, and “MUZIK”.
Chao Yi, born in 1950 in Taiwan, graduated from National Chengchi University with a degree in business management. In 1977, Chao received a master degree in mass communication from Department of Journalism at the University of Minnesota. In 1987, he received a doctorate degree in communication studies from Southern California University.
After graduation, Chao returned to Taiwan, and served successively as the manager of Department of Journalism at Chinese Television System, chief manager of International Global Multimedia Company, director of the Government Information Office, vice president of Eastern Multimedia Group, president of Journalists Association in Taipei, president of Yungching Charity Foundation, etc.
Currently, Chao has been teaching in School of Media and Design at Shanghai Jiaotong University, and serving as the director of Eastern Research Center for Communications and Social Development in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, promoting the cultural exchanges among these regions.
In 2000, Chao received the first place of Huaxia Award, and in 2007, he was selected as one of the most significant alumni of National Chengchi University.
Chang Tieh-Ching graduated from National Chengchi University in 1948, and in 1958, Chang came to the University of Minnesota and received a master degree in economics in 1961.
After graduation, Chang returned to Taiwan and served successively on positions with the Yu Tai Industrial Corporation, Central Finance Committee, Oriental Union Chemical Corporation, Central Investment Holding Company, and China American Petrochemical Company. After that, Chang served as a professor at National Chengchi University, director of the Yu-Foong Textile Company, and director of the Bank of Canton in San Francisco.
Chang was also the president of the University of Minnesota alumni association in Taiwan.
Yvonee Cheung Ho
Yvonne Cheung Ho graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in 1976. She just retired from the position of president and CEO of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) in June 2014. MEDA is an agency committed to the welfare of the minority business community.
Ho was appointed by former Governor Jesse Ventura (2000) to serve on a working group to address minority business issues in Minnesota. In 2002, she was named Minnesota Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year. She was also co-founder of the Emerging Market Alliance, a network comprised of organizations and individuals focusing on the importance of emerging markets in Minnesota.
In 2004, Ho received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota.
Lu Dajing, born in 1907 in Beijing, graduated from Tsinghua College in 1927, received a bachelor’s degree from College of Agriculture at Cornell University in 1929, a master’s degree from Louisiana State University in 1930, and a doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1933 with the honor of Sigma Xi. Lu was one of the youngest students who had received doctoral degrees from the University at that time.
After graduation, Lu returned to China and taught at Zhejiang University and Guangxi University where he also served as a dean. After that, Lu served as an agricultural consultant for Guangxi Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, director of Guangxi Reclamation Management Department, agricultural engineer at Guangdong Sugar Company, a professor at Lingnan University, vice director for Plant Protection Department of South China Academy of Tropical Plant, and a researcher and vice director of Guangdong Academy of Microbiology.
In addition, Lu served as a member of National Science and Technology Committee, chairman of Guangdong Society of Microbiology, and a consultant of Chinese Society of Pathology.
Ling Lee, born in 1911, received a bachelor degree from National Central University in 1931, a master degree and a doctorate degree in plant pathology in 1936 and 1937 from the University of Minnesota.
Ling Lee won the Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota in 1971.
Ling Lee, 生于1911年，1931年获得国立中央大学学士学位，后来分别于1936年和1937年获得明尼苏达大学植物病理学硕士和博士学位。
Ling Lee 于1971年被明尼苏达大学授予杰出成就奖章。
Johnson Yang-Seng Luh
Johnson Yang-Seng Luh, from Shanghai, received a bachelor’s degree from la Universitato Utopia in 1947. In 1950, Luh received a master degree from Harvard University and in 1963, he received a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.
After graduation, Luh became a professor at Clemson University in South Carolina till his retirement. In 2002, Luh received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota.
Johnson Yang-Seng Luh, 上海人，1947年获得大同大学学士学位，1950年获得哈佛大学硕士学位，1963年获得明尼苏达大学电子工程专业博士学位。
Chin-chao Koh, from Kiangsu, received a bachelor’s degree from National Central University in 1948 and a master degree in forestry from the University of Minnesota in 1964.
Koh served as the president of Taiwan Agricultural Development Foundation. In 1990, Koh received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota.
Richard Man Fai Lee, from Hong Kong, graduated with honors from the undergraduate program with a BSB degree in 1977 after spending the first two years of undergraduate studies in Moorhead State University (MN). Lee remained at the Carlson School to graduate with high honors from the MBA program in 1979 with specialization in marketing.
After graduation, Lee returned to Hong Kong and began his career with the Estee Lauder companies in the Asia Pacific region. In 1983, he left Estee Lauder to return to his father’s company where he led the introduction of stereo equipment and air conditioning into the mainland China market.
In 1990s, Lee’s company The Woo Kee Hong Group partnered with Ferrari to sell the first Ferrari sports cars to the mainland China market. In 2006, he was honored with the “Commander of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity” by then Prime Minister Romano Prodi. He has also been deeply involved in being an Ambassador of Italian Culture to China by founding the Lanzhou University Italian Cultural Research Center and being a patron of Dante Alighieri Committee of Hong Kong.
在90年代，李文辉的公司和记行集团与法拉利公司合作将第一批法拉利跑车推广到中国大陆市场。2006年，他被当时的意大利总理授予Commander of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity的称号。同时他还通过资助兰州大学意大利文化研究中心和香港Dante Alighieri委员会促进中国和意大利间的文化交流。
Wu Jing-Jyi, received his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota’s School of Education in 1967. After graduation, Wu has served on many important positions including professor in the Department of Psychology at National Chengchi University, and the executive director of the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE, Fullbright Taiwan) for 32 years. For his dedication and contributions to international exchange and cooperation between the U.S. and Taiwan, he was recognized by the U.S. State Department with a Certificate of Appreciation.
Wu founded Lanling Theater Workshop which is influential in Taiwan, and was presented the Wen Ying Award from the President of Taiwan and the National Cultural Association for his contributions to the arts and culture.
For his contributions to academia, Wu was awarded the Wooden Bell Award from the Chinese Psychological and Educational Testing Association in 1990.
Now Wu is a member of the Ministry of Education Arts Education Committee, and serves as principal investigator for several important projects.
Lin Jung-Charng, born in 1945 in Taiwan, received a doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota in 1985.
After graduation, Lin taught at the Department of Education of National Taiwan Normal University for thirty-five years, and he also served as the dean of the department that has established the first doctoral program in physical education in Taiwan. Lin currently teaches at Chinese Culture University.
In addition, Lin served as the president of National Society of Physical Education, the president of Taiwan Society of Physical Education, and president of National Sports Coaching Association.
Lin has received many awards and honors including Outstanding Teaching Award from Chinese Cultural University in 2013, Outstanding Teaching Award from Ministry of Education in 1994, and the Wooden Bell Award from Allied Association of National Educational Related Society in 1993.
Lin has published many books including “Exercise Physiology” and “Sports Science and Training”, and both have been so popular that they were printed for several editions. Lin also has many translated publications.
Lam Shui-Fong, received her doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1994.
After graduation, Lam returned to Hong Kong and joined the School Psychology Program at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She currently is the director of the Educational Psychology Program at HKU.
Lam has membership at American Psychology Association, Hong Kong Psychological Society, and an executive member of the International Institute of School Psychology.
Lam received Outstanding Teaching Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences (2012) and Outstanding Teaching Award of the Teaching Excellence Award Scheme (2012).
Miao Yuxin, received a doctoral degree in soil science from the University of Minnesota in 2005, and then he stayed at the University doing post-doc research till the end of 2006.
After he returned to China, Miao served as a professor at College of Resource and Environmental Sciences of China Agricultural University. In 2010, Miao founded International Center for Agro-Informatics and Sustainable Development (ICASD), a collaborative program between China Agricultural University and University of Cologne, Germany. In 2011, he founded Jiansanjiang Experiment Station of China Agricultural University and has served as the associate director.
Miao received many honors and awards including Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Young Scientist Award from International Society of Precision Agriculture (2012), the First Class Award of the Seventh Beijing Higher Education Teaching Achievements Award (2012), and Special Award for Teaching Achievement from China Agricultural University (2012), etc.
Kelly Xuan Wei
Kelly Xuan Wei, received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1996, a master of science in computer and systems engineering and a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute respectively in 2002 and 2004, and a master of science in integrative biology and physiology from the University of Minnesota in 2011.
Since 2007, Wei has served at Medtronic and now she is a therapy chief engineer in R&D. In 2009, she was awarded as a Global Emerging Leader at Medtronic, Wei was twice nominated for Star of Excellence Award at Medtronic Neuromodulation for her leadership in innovation projects. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of Medtronic Asian Resource Group (MARG), working on a variety of issues including facilitating communications and collaboration between US and Asian geographies such as India and China.
Xuan Kelly Wei， 1996年获得华中科技大学电子工程专业学士学位，并分别于2002年和2004年获得伦斯勒理工大学计算机和系统工程专业硕士学位和电子工程博士学位，2011年获得明尼苏达大学生物和生理学专业硕士学位。
自2007年，Wei任职于美敦力，目前她担任研发部门的治疗总工程师。2009年，她获得美敦力颁发的Global Emerging Leader奖章。由于她在几个创新项目中的所展现的领导力，她曾经被两度提名为Star of Excellence Award at Medtronic Neuromodulation。同时她还是美敦力亚洲资源组织的成员，这个组织旨在促进美国和亚洲国家的交流与合作。
Born and raised in Tianjin, China, Meng Tang currently works as a media artist, curator, and art educator. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Beijing Film Academy in 1996, and a Master’s degree in Media Art from New York University in 2006, Tang earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in New Media Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2010, becoming the first Chinese national to earn an M.F.A. degree from the University of Minnesota.
Having served for more than ten years on the faculty of the Beijing Film Academy, Tang is now a lecturer in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Art, for whom she teaches media-art and art-history courses.
Tang’s life has given her extensive experience in dealing with the cultural differences that inspire much of her work. As an artist, she works in a wide variety of media – including film, video installation, photography, sculpture, and performance art.
Tang’s art has been exhibited in national and international venues, including the Kobe Biennale in Japan, the Chengdu Biennale in China, and the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. Her art has also been collected by many public and private collectors in the U.S. and Asia.
Tang has curated a number of international art exhibitions, including The Rule of Art (Beijing Korean Center, 2009), The Abstract Truth (Beijing 798, 2009), Boundary: Life or Art (Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, 2013), and Ink: Zen or Revolution (Minneapolis, 2014).
Tang also has published a translated book, five catalogs, and numerous articles on contemporary art and film. In 2011, she was named an “Artist to Watch” by Minnesota Monthly. She was also featured in a lengthy article in Rain Taxi Magazine. Tang is currently Vice-President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) and a member of the Central Arts and Culture Committee of China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD), the third largest political party in China.
唐梦曾长期执教于北京电影学院摄影系。现任美国明尼苏达大学艺术系讲师,讲授艺术创作和艺术史课程。她个人跨文化的生活经历给了她丰富的创作灵感。作为一个艺术家，她的创作领域包括电影，影像装置，摄影，雕塑和行为艺术等。她的作品多年来被选入国际和国内的许多展览包括日本神户双年展，成都双年展，平遥国际摄影节等，并被美国和亚洲等地的专业收藏家和美术馆所收藏。近年来，她在美中两地策划了很多艺术展览和文化活动，包括“艺术的法则”中美韩多媒体艺术展 （2009年北京韩国文化院）,“边界－生活还是艺术”美中新媒体展 （2013年天津美术学院美术馆），“水墨：禅或革命”中国水墨展（2014年美国明尼苏达大学奈什美术馆）等。
Chen Di, born in 1929 in Shixi, Zhejiang, later moved to Taiwan and graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering at Taiwan University in 1952. In 1954, Chen was enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a master degree in electrical engineering in 1956, and then he received a doctoral degree from Stanford University in 1959.
After graduation, Chen returned to and taught Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota till 1962 when he started serving at Honeywell Research for eighteen years till 1980.
Chen was actively involved in Chinese community activities. In 1967, he played a critical role in establishing Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM). Now CAAM has become the most influential Chinese community with the longest history in Minnesota. Now CAAM is still very active in promoting cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China, and participating in various social activities.
Liu Xiaoping graduated from Jilin University in 1980 with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. In 1982, he received a master degree in engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 1990, he received a doctoral degree in mechanics from College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Xiaoping is regarded one of China's private equity pioneers and one of the earliest senior members of China International Capital Corporation's (now known as CDH Capital) direct investment team. He has led and participated in many successful private equity investments in China. From 1998 to 2002, Liu served as deputy general manager at the Department of Private Equity of Chinese International Capital. From 2003 to 2005, he was the general manager at CITIC 21CN Company Limited (now known as Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited). In 2005, Xiaoping became the Senior Managing Director of CITIC Capital in China.
Photo: Dr. Liu Xiaoping received “University of Minnesota Distinguished Chinese Alumni Award” from President Eric Kaler in Hong Kong in 2015.
刘小平被认为是中国直接投资行业的先行者之一， 也是中国国际金融有限公司（现称为CDH Capital）直接投资部门最早的一批高层主管。他曾在中国领导并参与许多成功的直接投资项目。 1998年至2002年期间，刘小平于中国国际金融有限公司担任直接投资部副总经理。2003年至2005年间，他担任中信21世纪有限公司董事总经理。自2005年起于中信资本控股有限公司担任高级董事总经理。
Amy Xu, graduated from Fudan University in 1990 with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering (B.S.E.E.) and then she received another B.S.E.E. and a master degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1991 and 1993. Then she went to William Mitchell College of Law and received a J.D. in 1997.
Xu is recognized as one of the distinguished and outstanding patent attorneys in the legal profession. She worked for Merchant & Gould from 1991 to 2001, and then she served as a senior associate, partner, and Of Counsel at Dorsey & Whitney since 2001. Now, Xu is working to support Alibaba Group’s international growth plans as chief patent counsel.
徐敏是明尼苏达州法律行业的杰出专利律师之一。她自1991年至2001年在Merchant & Gould 知识产权律师事务所任职，自2001年起她任职于Dorsey & Whitney律师事务所，后来担任该所高级顾问律师。目前，徐敏在阿里巴巴担任专利总顾问，支持阿里巴巴集团的国际发展。
Chang Wang is Chief Research and Academic Officer at Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. He received a B.F.A. in Filmmaking from Beijing Film Academy, an M.A. in Comparative Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies from Peking (Beijing) University, an M.A. in American Art History from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2006.
Wang is also associate professor of law at the China University of Political Science and Law; adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School, University of Minnesota Honors Program, and William Mitchell College of Law in the United States; guest professor of law at the University of Bern Faculty of Law and University of Lucerne Faculty of Law in Switzerland; visiting professor at the University of Milan in Italy and University of Vienna in Austria; and Guest Lecturer in American Law and Culture at Beijing Royal School, an elite private high school in China. In 2013, he was awarded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship by the European Commission.
Wang is one of the twenty-five members serving on the Central Civil and Judiciary Committee of China Association for Promoting Democracy, the third largest political party in mainland China.
Wang is the second Chinese national ever elected to the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI); Vice Chair of International Legal Education and Specialist Certification Committee at the American Bar Association (ABA); and a member of the ABA Human Rights Advisory Council. He also serves on the ABA Steering Groups for Chinese Law, and Immigration and Naturalization Law. He is a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation (ABF), the leading research institute for the empirical study of law in the United States.
He has published three books and numerous essays and academic papers, in both English and Chinese. His books include The End of the Avant-Garde: Comparative Cultural Studies (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2012); Inside China’s Legal System (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2013); Legal Research in American Law (Beijing: China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2014). His academic papers and essays have dealt with China, law, and art history.
王昶是美国法学会当选会士，为来自于中国大陆的第二位会士。他还担任美国律师协会国际法学教育与专业认证委员会副主任，中国委员会、国际人权委员会 、移民与归化委员会常务委员 。
Yen Shih-Pau received a bachelor of science from Taiwan Provincial Chung Hsing University in 1963, and then came to the University of Minnesota in 1964 to study statistics. He received a master of science in statistics from the University in 1969.
After graduation, Yen became a staff member at the University Computer Center. Later, Yen became the Director of Academic and Distributed Computer Services in the Office of Information Technology. He has worked for the University till his retirement in 2008.
Yen has made significant contributions to many technological advancements that have been in place at the University, such as campus wide email, wireless networks, campus wide software licensing, establishment of the university digital media center, and the introduction of student computer labs. Because of his leadership and vision, Minnesota was one of the first major universities to have email. He was the guiding force behind the University’s success in signing a contract with Apple for workstations at extraordinarily deep price discounts.
To recognize his achievements, Mark Yudolf, the president at the time, presented Yen with the President’s Award for Outstanding Service.
Li Ruilin received a bachelor of law from Tianjin Normal University in 1989, received her lawyer’s licece in China, and practiced law in Tianjin for five years. In 2001, she received a J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School with magna cum laude.
Currently, Ruilin is an officer at Fredrikson & Byron, and a member of the Corporate and Securities, Energy, and International Practice Groups. Her unique qualification in American and Chinese law enables her to assist both U.S. business expanding into Chinese markets and Chinese businesses seeking representation in the United States. Ruilin works on a variety of business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission requirements, and corporate formation and governance.
Since 2012, Ruillin serve on the board of U.S. – China People’s Friendship Association – Minnesota Chapter and is a member of Leadership Committee at the University of Minnesota China Center Advisory Council. She is also a member of Minneapolis Saint Paul Foreign Direct Investment Initiative Steering Committee since 2014.
Sun Kwok, who was born in 1949 in Hong Kong, graduated from McMaster University with a bachelor of science in 1970 before enrolling in the University of Minnesota. In 1972 and 1974, Kwok received a master of science and a doctorate in physics from the University, respectively. Kwok taught as a professor at the University of Calgary from 1983 to 2005. Since 2006, he has been serving as the Dean of Science and the Chair Professor of Physics at the University of Hong Kong.
Kwok is best known for his theory on the origin of planetary nebulae and the evolution of sun-like stars. He served as a principal investigator with Canadian participation in the submillimeter satellite mission Odin from 1994-2003. From 2003 to 2005, Kwok served as a distinguished research fellow and director at the Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
Kwok has published many influential books, including “The Origin and Evolution of Planetary Nebulae” and “Cosmic Butterflies.” In 2007, Kwok published his book “Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium,” which has been used as textbook in many leading universities in the world. In recent years, Kwok has published “Organic Matter in the Universe” and “Stardust: The Cosmic Seeds of Life.”
Photo source: www.hku.hk
Ma Shijun, who was born in 1915 in Yanzhou, Shandong Province, graduated from the Department of Biology at Peking University in 1937. He came to the U.S. as a graduate student in 1948 and received his master’s degree in insect ecology at Utah State University one year later. He then attended the University of Minnesota and received his Ph.D. in 1950. Ma returned to China in 1952 and created the country's first insect ecology lab. He served as a researcher and director at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Experimental Biology, the Insect Ecology Research Office, Northwest Plateau Institute of Biology, the Institute of Zoology, Academic Committee, the Research Center for Eco-environmental at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Environmental Research Center. At the same time, he served as a professor at several well-known universities, including Peking University. In 1980, he was elected to be an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also once worked as an advisor on the State Council Environmental Protection Commission and as chairman of the China Ecological Society. Internationally, Ma served as a pest expert committee member of FAO and UNEP, executive director of the International Institute of Insects, member of the International Committee of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Chairman of the China Committee of the International Union of Biological Sciences, Vice Chairman of International Geosphere - Biosphere Program China Committee, European Eco Academy Corresponding Member, and member of the Royal Entomological Society of England Academy.
Ma published over 150 academic journals and 7 books. He defined the concept of ecology and proposed and established major theories as "social - natural - economy" complex ecosystem and ecological projects. Ma put forward arguments for sustainable development back in the 70s. He and the Norwegian Prime Minister Ms. Brundtland jointly drafted the famous Brundtland Statement: " Our Common Future.”
Photo source: www.eeloves.com
Robert Chunhua Zhao
Chunhua Zhao, who was born in 1963 in Qingdao, Shandong Province, came to the University of Minnesota for postdoc training in 1995, two years after earning his Ph.D in medicine from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing. Zhao was awarded the Minnesota Bone Marrow Transplant Research Fund in 1996, as well as the Minnesota Medical Research Foundation Award and the University of Minnesota Foundation Award in 2000. He became a faculty member at the University of Minnesota in 1998, serving as an assistant professor at the Stem Cell Institute & Cancer Center. In 1999, Zhao was granted professorship by the U.S. National Key Laboratory for Experimental Hematology and served as its executive director. Zhao returned to China to continue his stem cell research in 2000. He then served as the deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Experimental Hematology and the National Engineering Research Center for Stem Cell, and as the director of the China-US International Cooperation Laboratory. Zhao is currently the director of the Engineering Research Center and Department of Biology at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also a Yangzi River Scholars Program Professor, a winner of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, a national candidate of National New Century Talents Project, a member of National Natural Science Foundation of Life Sciences Advisory Expert Committee, and the editor of several respected science magazines.
Zhao has long been engaged in stem cell research. He has published over 80 papers in respected journals in the field. He proposed and confirmed the "sub-totipotent stem cell theory" in the international arena. He presided over the country's first stem cell research and innovative medicines to declare "primitive bone marrow mesenchyme stem cells," which gained approval to conduct clinical trials by the State Food and Drug Administration.
Photo source: www.news.sciencenet.cn
赵春华, 1963年生于山东青岛。在军事医学科学院获得博士学位后，他于1995年至美国明尼苏达大学从事博士后研究。次年，他获得明尼苏达骨髓移植研究基金，并于2000年获美国明尼苏达州医学研究基金奖及明尼苏达大学教授基金奖。1998年，他被授予干细胞研究所正式教职，并出任明尼苏达大学医学院血液肿瘤骨髓移植系助理教授。2000年，赵春华教授回到中国继续干细胞亚群研究。他先后担任实验血液学国家重点实验室常务副主任，国家干细胞工程技术研究中心副主任，中美国际合作实验室主任。现任中国医学科学院基础医学研究所教授、中国医学科学院组织工程研究中心主任、教育部“长江学者奖励计划”特聘教授、国家杰出青年基金获得者、国家“十五”863计划“组织器官工程”重大专项总体专家组成员、第二届国家自然科学基金委生命科学部咨询专家委员会成员、美国德克萨斯大学客座教授、美国新泽西医科与牙科大学兼任教授、国际组织工程学会教育委员会委员、国际《Journal of Laboratory & Clinical Medicine》杂志亚洲责任编辑、国际《Stem Cells and Development》杂志副主编、国际《Experimental Hematology》杂志编委。
Wu Xiang, who was born in Pingyang County, Zhejiang Province in 1910, graduated from Central University with a bachelor's degree in education in 1935. He then worked as a teaching assistant of physiology in the School of Medicine at Central University and was promoted to an associate professor in 1944. Sponsored by the American Bureau of Medical Aids to China and the Ministry of Education, Wu enrolled in the Department of Physiology at the University of Minnesota. One year later, Wu received his master’s degree in science and returned to China. He went back to teaching at the Central University School of Medicine and was granted professorship in 1948. Wu then served as a physiology professor at numerous universities, including Dalian University School of Medicine, Nanjing University Medical School, the PLA Second Field Army Medical College, Zunyi Medical College and Dalian Medical College. After retirement in 1987, Wu served as a member of the National Natural Science Physiology Terminology Committee, a consultant for the journal “Biological Science Development,” the Director of the China Physiology Association and an honorary chairman of the Liaoning Province Physiology Association.
Wu was the editor or author of multiple classic physiology textbooks, including the Outline of Physiology, Human Physiology and A Brief History of the Development of Modern Physiology. In 1949, he established the first Chinese people 's normal scale of physiology, which remains in academic references today.
Photo source: www.baike.soso.com
Du Yuanzai, who was born in Xupu, Hunan in 1893, obtained his bachelor degree in education from Beijing Normal University in 1924 and went back to Hunan to teach at Hunan Second Normal School. In 1925, he came to the U.S. and earned his master’s degree at the University of Minnesota and JD from Northwestern University. In 1928, Du returned to China and served as a professor and director of law section at Henan Zhongshan University. He served as the first dean of the Law School at Henan University in after its establishment in 1930. After leaving Henan University, Du served as a professor at Beijing Normal University, Beijing University, Hunan University, Sichuan Provincial Institute of Education, Nanjing Central University, National Southwest Associated University, and Northwestern University. In 1949, Professor Du and his family moved to Taiwan, where he served as the secretary of the classification committee at the Taiwan Examination Institute and as a minister at both the Ministry of Examination and the Ministry of Justice and Administration. In 1958, Du became the president of National Taiwan Normal University.
Du published many scholastic journals and monographs in newspapers and magazines, including China's Criminal Law Research, Dewey’s Philosophy of Education, Social Education, Tagore as an Educator, On the Vatican Papal Position in International Law, Confucianism and Modern thought , What China Youth should Endeavor Today, Fifty Years of Chinese Education, among others.
Photo source: www.henan.sina.com.cn
Xiong Wenyu, who was born in Chongqing County, Sichuan Province in 1951, received his bachelor's degree in forestry at Sichuan University in 1940 and stayed there as teaching assistant. Four years later, he was promoted to a lecturer in principles of forestry and silviculture. In 1944, he was granted the English Foundation Scholarship to study abroad and began auditing at the University of Toronto. He then transferred to into the School of Forestry at Yale University, where he received a master's degree in 1947. In August of the same year, Xiong enrolled in the University of Minnesota and earned his doctorate degree in forest ecology in 1951. After two years of research at the University of Minnesota, Xiong decided to return to China in 1953. Xiong then served as first an associate professor, then a professor, and eventually as the head of the Department of Forestry at Nanjing Forestry University, as the director at China Forestry Society, and as a member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council. In 1986, Xiong was elected as the head of the IUFRO Fifth Division professional team at the 18th IUFRO World Conference. In 1987, he was included in the Longman’s “Who's Who in Science ” biology volume. The following year, he was included in the Cambridge International Center’s “Who’s who in the Far East and Australian scientists” and “The International Who’s Who of Intellectuals.” In 1990, Xiong won the “IUFRO Outstanding Contribution Award”.
Xiong has fully engaged himself in researching and teaching forest ecology and has made significant contributions to the development of forestry and forest ecology modernization in China. The book Forest Science edited by Xiong in 1959 was widely adapted as textbook in China at the time. He also led the editing of Bamboo Industry Newsletters. Xiong plays a vital role in the development of the bamboo industry in China and is widely known as “Mr. Bamboo”.
Here is an interview with Xiong Wenyu conducted by Nanjing Forestry University: http://video.fjlib.xuexi365.com/play_400003544_33053.shtml
Photo source: www.fanya.chaoxing.com
Nathan Ning-Hei Ma
Nathan Ning-Hei Ma, who was born in 1932 in Guangxi, graduated from National Taiwan University in 1960 and served as the principal of Yuanlang Xinyi Middle School in Hong Kong. In 1964, Ma enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a master’s degree in educational administration in 1966.
Upon returning to Hong Kong, Ma continued to serve as the principal at the middle school until 1998. Today, Ma serves as a member of the HKSAR Justices of the Peace and is a Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
Photo source: www.yll.edu.hk
Liu Chi-Ying, who was born in 1905 in Suzhou, Jiangsu, graduated from Jinling University with a bachelor of science in biology in 1929. After graduation, Liu worked at the Bureau of Entomology of Jiangsu province and taught in the Department of Biology at Zhejiang University. In 1933, Liu came to the University of Minnesota and received his master of science degree in entomology in 1935. During his time studying at the University, he was part of the Sigma Xi Honorary Society and the Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Society. Liu was awarded a gold key from each society.
Upon returning to China, Liu taught at Guangxi University, Zhejiang University, and Academy of Military Medical Sciences successively. In addition, Liu served as the chairman of the boards for the Hangzhou and Shanghai Entomology Societies. He also served as the deputy chair of the board for the China Entomology Society and was the deputy editor-in-chief for a journal called Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica.
Liu was one of the founders of the Chinese Journal of Vector Biology and Control. He won the first and second prizes for Awards of Military Science and Technology Advancement, and the second prize for National Natural Science. Liu served as the editor for the following important publications: The Taxonomy of Siphonapterology in China, China Vegetable Insects, The Study of Insects Control, and Medical Entomology.
Photo source: www.zju.edu.cn
Qing Liu, who was born in 1963, received his B.S and M.S in Engineering at Donghua University in Shanghai and stayed there as a lecturer after graduation. In 1991, Liu came to the U.S. and attended Mackay University, where he earned a master’s degree in political science. He then enrolled at the University of Minnesota, during which time he served as a research associate of the Institute of Culture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was deputy editor of the "21st Century" bimonthly. Liu Qing was awarded the 1994-1996 MacArthur American Scholar Award and the 1998 U.S. National Social Science Research Council Summer Research Fellowship. In 2003, Liu Qing received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota and then returned to Shanghai. He has since become a faculty professor and administrator at East China Normal University. He is also a member of the Shanghai World History Society, a professor at New York University in Shanghai, and an honor research associate of the Institute of Culture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Liu’s research focuses on the history of western thoughts, modern western political philosophy and contemporary issues. He has published the research monograph Unresolved Moments: Western Ideas of Modernity and the scholarly review Diversion. He has also compiled journals including Thoughts on Liberalism and China Modernization and Irony of Freedom of Speech. In 2006, he was elected to the “Shanghai Pujiang Program" and became a member of the U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar Project the following year. In 2008, the Ministration of Education of PRC elected him to be part of the New Century Excellence Plan.
Photo source: www.douban.com
刘擎，生于1963年 。他于1978年入读上海东华大学工程系，先后获得工学学士和工学硕士学位，后留校任教。1991年，刘擎来到美国马凯大学改攻政治学并获得该校政治学硕士学位。而后他前往明尼苏达大学深造 ，在此期间担任香港中文大学中国文化研究所的副研究员及《二十一世纪》双月刊副主编。刘擎曾荣获1994-1996年美国麦克阿瑟学者奖及1998年美国国家社会科学研究会夏季研究奖金。2003年，刘擎获得明尼苏达大学政治学博士学位。同年7月他回到上海，先后担任华东师范大学历史系副教授，教授，博士研究生导师等职。他同时是上海世界历史学会会员，美国纽约大学上海分校教师，香港中文大学中国文化研究所荣誉副研究员，华东师大中国现代思想文化研究所所长助理，世界政治研究中心主任，国际关系与地区发展研究院副院长及思勉人文高等研究院研究生学业主管。
刘擎教授主要研究方向为 西方思想史，西方现代政治哲学及现代性问题。他曾出版研究专著《悬而未决的时刻：现代性论域中的西方思想》，学术评论集《声东击西》， 编著《自由主义与中国现代性的思考》等，译著《言论自由的反讽》等。2006年，他入选上海市“浦江人才计划”，次年成为中美富布赖特项目研究学者，2008年入选中国教育部“新世纪优秀人才支持计划”。
Tu Chih, who was born in 1901, graduated from Tsinghua College in 1924 and received a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota in 1929.
After graduation, Tu returned to China and taught at Lingnan University, Zhongshan University, Wuhan University, Henan University, and Northwest Agricultural College successively. In 1938, Tu served as the director of academic affairs at Xinjiang Agricultural College. In 1952, Xinjiang Bayi Agricultural College (later renamed as Xinjiang Agricultural University) was established and Tu served as its first president. With Tu’s proposal and efforts, the Research Institute of Agriculture, Forestry, and Husbandry was established in 1955 with Tu as its director. In 1964, the institute was expanded with into the Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Photo source: www.iciba.com
Shih-Chun Lo, who was born in 1923 in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, received a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from National Central University in 1945. Lo taught at the university after graduation. In 1947, Lo enrolled in the University of Minnesota and received a master of science in aeronautical engineering in 1948. In the same year, Lo enrolled in the California Institute of Technology and became the first doctoral student of the famous scientist Qian Xuesen. Lo received a Ph.D. degree in aeronautical mathematics.
After returning to China in 1951, Lo worked in the Academy of Mathematics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 1952, Lo started teaching as a professor at the Harbin Institute of Military Engineering. In 1956, Lo edited the first Chinese textbook in dynamics. In 1970, the Harbin Institute of Military Engineering was merged with Northwestern Polytechnical University, where Lo also transferred and served as the director of the aerodynamics department. In 1978, Lo became the vice-president of Northwestern Polytechnical University till 1983.
In addition, Lo served on the boards of the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and the Chinese Aerodynamics Research Society. Lo also served on the editorial boards of Acta Aeronautica, Astronautica Sinaca and Acta Mechanica Sinica.
Photo source: www.baike.com
Cheng Ling Tsai
Cheng Ling Tsai, who was born in 1917 in Sichuan province, graduated from Guiyang Medical College in 1944. Cheng was enrolled in the University of Minnesota in 1948 and received a master’s degree in public health in 1949.
After Cheng returned to China, he served as the director of the Yunnan Epidemic Prevention Station, dean of Public Health at Kunming Medical College, vice president of Chinese Medical Association Yunnan branch, and as a member of the World Health Organization Expert Consultation and the 7th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Cheng published more than 20 academic articles and co-edited “Management of Epidemic Prevention Station”. He also led and co-translated the “Handbook of Planned Epidemic Prevention,” published by the World Health Organization.
Eric Xiandong Jing
Eric received his bachelor degree from the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1994. As a student of the China Executive MBA program in Guangzhou, Eric received his M.B.A. degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in 2005. He worked as Chief Finance Officer at PepsiCo Guangzhou during 2004 -2006. Since joining Alibaba in 2007, Eric served as Chief Finance Officer at Alipay and Chief Operation Officer at Ant Financial Services Group, respectively. Currently he is President of Ant Financial Services Group in China.
Arnold Hongwei Guo
Arnold earned his bachelor degree from China Jilin University in 1999, master degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004. He received a master degree in Human Resource and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota in 2007.
Since graduation, he was Human Resources Director for Morgan Stanley, Human Resources Director for L’Oreal and Rewards Manager for Schneider Electric, respectively. Currently he works as Total Rewards Director APAC, Momentive (GE Silicone Legacy). He focuses on cross－cultural Human Resources Management in Asian and North America. Well-versed in Human Resource strategic initiatives with hands-on attitude, Arnold was involved and managed many global M&A integration and harmonization projects.
Arnold is the founding member of Society of Human Resources Executives in China. He also serves as Chief Secretary for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Shanghai Chapter since 2008.
Sung Yun Wing
Sung Yun Wing graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1970 and earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1979. Currently he is a professor in economics and focuses on economic integration of the Chinese economic area as well as trade and investment of Chinese economy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he also works as associate director at Hong Kong Institute of Asian-Pacific Studies. With expertise in international trade and economic development, he served as Chairman of Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation during 2007 – 2012 and serves on the China Trade Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council since 2009.
Photo: Dr. Liu Xiaoping received “University of Minnesota Distinguished Chinese Alumni Award” from President Eric Kaler in Hong Kong in 2015.