Lin Rong



 

Lin Rong
Mr. Lin (1903-1981) was a famous botanist whose literary name was Junfan. He came from Danyang county, Jiangsu province. He went to France at a young age, got his master’s degree of science at Limon University, France, and his doctoral degree at the University of Paris. After coming back to China, he worked as professor, director of the department of biology in the College of Agriculture in National Peking University, professor at Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Sino-French University, Fu Jen Catholic University, National Northwest United University, Northwest Agricultural College, Xiamen University and Fujian Agriculture College. He also worked as a researcher in the Institute of Botany at the National Academy of Peiping, researcher and head of the Institute of Botany and Animals at Fujian Academy. After the liberation of China, he worked as a researcher, deputy director, consultant in the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, academician and deputy director of the department of biology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences; vice director-general and secretary general of Chinese Institute of Botany, director of the Beijing branch of Chinese Institute of Botany; vice editor-in-chief, editor-in-chief and consultant of the editorial board of Flora of China. He was also elected as a representative of the first National People’s Congress in third edition. His main works were “Pictures of Flora in North China” (convolvulaceae, Felwort). Later in his life, he presided over the editing of “Flora of China,” editing and publishing the 74th,75th, 76th ,77th, and 78th volumes (i.e. the five volumes about Asteraceae), which provided important reference to the study of Chinese botany.
His monographs were: “The Study on Chinese Asteraceae”, “Pictures of Plants in North China,” and also did research on the Felwort and convolvulaceae.  With a wide range of knowledge, he studied deeply on the development of botanical systems and had a high reputation in the Chinese botanical field. He devoted his whole life to a scientific and educational career in China.





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