Li Shunqing



 

Li Shunqing
Mr. Li (1894-1972) was a plant physiologist, phytoecologist and silviculturist. His literary name was Ganchen and he was from Haiyang county, Shandong province. In 1919, he left Jinling University as the first group of graduates and got his bachelor’s degree in forestry. Shortly after that, he went to study in the US, got his master’s degree in forestry from the school of forestry at Yale University and his doctoral degree in botany from the school of science at the University of Chicago. After coming back to China, he worked as a professor at Beijing Normal University and in the department of agro-ecology in the school of agriculture in Peking University, professor, dean and dean of studies of the department of biology in National Peking Normal University, professor and head of the school of agriculture in Anhui University, professor and dean of the department of forestry at the college of agriculture at National Central University. He also worked as director of the forestry division of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry of National Government and co-sponsor of the headquarters of farming, a member of the forestry advisor committee for the FAO of the UN. In 1932, he studied Poaceae taxonomy at Harvard University and the British Royal Botanic Gardens. He was one of the founders of the Chinese Forestry Society, supervisor and director of the Society. His main published works were “Chinese Forestry Botany” (English, which was divided into Book One and Book Two, the former was published by Shanghai Commercial Press, while the latter was published by Chinese Society of Forestry in Taiwan), “Forestry Policy,” “Silvics,” “Forestry,” “Evolution of the Plants Society,” “Forest Protection,” “The Construction of Chinese Forestry,” and “The Relationship between French Forestry and its Foundation of the Country.”





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