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Hu Zhaoxi (Chinese: 胡昭曦; February 1933 – 3 November 2019) was a Chinese historian who specialized in the history of Sichuan and the history of the Song dynasty. He was a professor at Sichuan University, where he served as Dean of the Graduate School, Director of the Sichuan University Library, and President of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Life and careerEdit

Hu Zhaoxi was born in February 1933 in Zigong, Sichuan, Republic of China. He studied at Xuchuan High School (旭川中学) in Zigong and worked in the Zigong Committee of the Communist Youth League of China from 1951 to 1956.[1][2]

Hu entered the Department of History of Sichuan University in September 1956, and became a faculty member after graduating in 1961. He became a full professor in 1987, and served as Dean of the Graduate School, Director of the Sichuan University Library, and President of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the university.[1][2] In 1992, he was awarded a special pension by the State Council of China for distinguished scholars.[3] He educated more than 20 masters and doctoral students. He retired in May 2003.[1]

Hu died on 3 November 2019 at the West China Medical Center of Sichuan University in Chengdu, aged 86.[1][3]

PublicationsEdit

Hu was known for his research on the history of the Song dynasty and the history of Sichuan. He published 16 books, including History of Song–Mongol (Yuan) Relations (宋蒙 (元) 关系史), Sichuan Studies During the Song Dynasty (宋代蜀学研究), A Study of the Rebellion of Wang Xiaobo and Li Shun (王小波李顺起义考述), A Study of Zhang Xianzhong's Sichuan Massacre (张献忠屠蜀考辨). He also published more than 150 research papers, some of which are collected in the book Hu Zhaoxi's Collected Papers on the History of the Song Dynasty (胡昭曦宋史论集).[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Wang Like 王李科 (2019-11-05). "知名历史学家胡昭曦教授逝世" [Famous historian Professor Hu Zhaoxi passes away]. People's Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  2. ^ a b c Chen Lin 陈淋 (2019-11-04). "我国著名历史学家、四川大学历史文化学院教授、博士生导师胡昭曦先生逝世". Sichuan News (in Chinese). Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  3. ^ a b c Pan Wenbo 潘闻博 (2019-11-04). "87岁著名史学家胡昭曦逝世,曾任中国宋史研究会副会长". The Beijing News (in Chinese). Retrieved 2019-11-06.