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Lin Mosei (Chinese: 林茂生; pinyin: Lín Màoshēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Bō͘-seng; born 30 October 1887, disappeared 11 March 1947) was a Taiwanese academic, educator, and the first Taiwanese to receive a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. He was additionally an esteemed calligrapher,[1] and was a baptized Christian.

Lin Mosei
林茂生
Born30 October 1887
NationalityRepublic of China
OccupationAcademician
A replica of Lin Mosei’s Columbia University PhD (doctoral) thesis displayed in the NCKU Museum.

Lin disappeared within days of the February 28 Incident in Taiwan in 1947; he is generally believed to have been killed as a part of Chinese Nationalist Party's crackdown after the island-wide civilian uprising.

Lin's second son, Lin Tsung-yi, was an academic and educator in psychiatry.

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1887 – Born in the city of Tainan-fu, Qing Taiwan (present-day Tainan, Taiwan), to a Presbyterian minister
1916 – B.A. in philosophy from the Tokyo Imperial University. He was the first Taiwanese graduate at the university.[2]
1928 – M.A. in literature from Columbia University in New York. He studied under John Dewey and Paul Monroe.[3]
1929 – Ph.D. in education from Columbia. His doctoral dissertation was entitled Public Education in Formosa Under the Japanese Administration: A Historical and Analytical Study of the Development and the Cultural Problems.[4] The paper, written in English, was not translated into Chinese until 2000.
1945 – Became Dean of Arts at the National Taiwan University in Taipei.
1947 – Disappeared on March 11.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "台灣首位哲學博士 林茂生詩墨展 - 大紀元". Dajiyuan.com. 8 April 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "與媒體對抗". Mychannel.pchome.com.tw. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ 李筱峰. 追尋個人與民族的尊嚴─為林茂生博士論文中譯本而寫 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2006-07-26.
  4. ^ Lin Mosei (1929). Public Education in Formosa Under the Japanese Administration: A Historical and Analytical Study of the Development and the Cultural Problems (Ph.D.). Columbia University. OCLC 62316617.

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