Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


American Academy of Asian Studies

First Advisor

Not Listed


This dissertation is an attempt to study Hu Shih's thought with a critical analysis of his intellectual 11fe and an evaluation of his contribution to modern Chinese mind. Hu, an outstanding Chinese scholar, is held in high esteem as a statesman, philosopher, liberal, and poet, both in his own country and abroad. He is considered one of the greatest thinkers of modern China, being instrumental in the introduction of Western scientific methods into Chinese scholar-ship. In the early twenties he initiated China's "Literary Revolution," which brought about radical reforms in Chinese writings which, up to then, formed the basis of China's education. This change has exerted a far reaching influence on the Chinese mind and revolutionized their mode of living.





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