Thomé H. Fang

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Thomé H. Fang
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Thomé H. Fang
Born(1899-02-09)February 9, 1899
DiedJuly 13, 1977(1977-07-13) (aged 78)
OccupationChinese philosopher

Thomé H. Fang (Chinese :方東美; pinyin :Fāng Dōngměi) was a Chinese philosopher.

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From 1925 to 1948, Thomé H. Fang taught at several universities in China, mostly at the National Central University (later renamed Nanjing University and reinstated in Taiwan), in Nanking and Chungking. Then he taught at National Taiwan University. [1]

National Central University national university in Taoyuan City, Taiwan

National Central University was founded in 1915 with roots from 258 CE in mainland China. Founded in Nanjing in 1915, NCU was the leading academic center in southeast China; the phrase “North the Peking University, South the Central University” at that time revealed the significance of NCU.NCU was renamed Nanjing University in 1949, and the former campus has been used by Nanjing Institute of Technology, which was later renamed Southeast University since Nanjing University relocated in 1952. NCU was re-established in Taiwan in 1962. The school was initially located in Miaoli but relocated to Zhongli in 1968 and developed into a comprehensive university. It has become Taiwan's leading school in drama, film studies, cultural studies, and gender studies, Hakka studies, geophysics, space science, remote sensing, astronomy, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, and business management as well as the first university in Taiwan to research industrial economics and economic development. NCU is a member of AACSB. In 2001, NCU was selected by the Ministry of Education as one of the eleven research-oriented universities in Taiwan.

Nanjing University university in Nanjing, China

Nanjing University, known as Nanda, is a major public university, the oldest institution of higher learning in Nanjing, Jiangsu, and a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities.

Taiwan state in East Asia

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Thomé H. Fang was the 16th generation descendant of Fang Bao, a Qing dynasty scholar and a relative of his contemporary Fang Chih, a Chinese diplomat.

Fang Bao, courtesy names Fengjiu (鳳九), Linggao (靈皋), and Wangxi (望溪), was a Chinese nobleman, courtier, orator, philosopher, poet, scholar, author and government official in the service of the Qing dynasty. He is best known as an icon of the Tongcheng school of literary prose which was influential during the mid-Qing dynasty.

Fang Chih Governor, party leader and ambassador (1895-1989)

Fang Chih or Fang Zhi, courtesy name: Xikong (希孔), was a politician, provincial governor, diplomat, author and a high-ranking Kuomintang official of the Republic of China.

Professor Charles A. Moore considered him the "greatest philosopher of China." [2]

Charles Alexander Moore was an American philosopher, historian, sinologist, and writer. He was a professor of comparative philosophy at the University of Hawaiʻi.

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Thomé H. Fang was born on 9 February 1899 [3] (according to the Lunar Calendar) of a family in Tong Cheng, An-hui, China, that has produced scholars, thinkers, and men of letters in Chinese classics, including several Royal Tutors at the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (such as Fang Gongcheng, Fang Guanchen, etc.), [4] (Thomé H. Fang—whose official name was Fang Xun. personal name: Dong-mei, meaning thereby “Eastern Beauty”—is the sixteenth generation descendant of Fang Bao (1668-1749), founder of the famous Tong Cheng Movement in the history of Chinese literature. [5]

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References

  1. Fang's Profile, Thomé H. Fang Institute
  2. "Why Thomé H. Fang? – A Great Eastern Ally of Process Thought". thomehfang.com. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  3. Fang's Profile, Thomé H. Fang Institute
  4. Fang's Profile, Thomé H. Fang Institute
  5. Fang's Profile, Thomé H. Fang Institute