Yan Chujiang



 

Yan Chujiang
Mr. Chun (1900-1978) was a famous phytomorphologist, and his literary name was Junbai, coming from Chongming, Jiangsu province (which is part of current Shanghai). In 1922, after graduating from high school, he was enrolled in the department of horticulture of the School of Agriculture at Southeast University, Nanjing. In 1926, he graduated with excellent grades, got his bachelor’s degree of agriculture and worked as teaching assistant in the school. In 1929, he went to learn at the department of biology at the University of Chicago in the US and got his master’s degree of science in 1930, a doctoral degree in 1932, and came back to China in the same year. He worked as professor in Central University and Beijing Normal University. After the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on July 7 1937, he went to teach in Yunnan University, serving concurrently as dean of the department of biology. In 1940, he transferred to teach in the department of biology in National Chung Cheng University, Jiangxi Province and worked as dean of students’ affairs and director of the school of science. From 1949 to 1953, he worked as a professor in department of biology in BNU and later went to Xiamen University. He did research in botany and phytomorphology for a long time, and he published books as “Spore Plant Morphology,” “Flowers and Fruits Morphology,” and “Record of Orchids in Xiamen.”





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