Hu Shi

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Hu Shi

also Hu Shih  (ho͞o′ shŭ′) 1891-1962.
Chinese philosopher and diplomat. As a philosophy professor he promoted vernacular literature to replace writing in the classical style. He was also ambassador to the United States (1938-1942) and president of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan's national academy (1958-1962).
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