TSai Yuan-Bet (LOC)

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    TSai Yuan-Bet

    [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

    1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

    Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
    Photo shows Chinese education leader Tsai Yuan-pei (1868-1840). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
    Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

    Format: Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.11973

    Call Number: LC-B2- 2566-11

    opacity, waegnoi, 郑忠强, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) 79 months ago | reply

      Probably Tsai Yuan-pei (1868-1940) also spelled as Cai Yuanpei), "the leading liberal educator of early twentieth-century China," according to UNESCO. He was chancellor of Beijing University, Minister of Education, and founder of the Academia Sinica.


      From about 1913-1917, he was living abroad, mainly in France.

    2. swanq 79 months ago | reply

      Well done, pennyrichardsca, for finding a piece with a photo that could be this guy when older. I had been coming to the same conclusion as to who it probably was, but didn't find a photo to support my conjecture. See www.ibe.unesco.org/publications/ThinkersPdf/caie.pdf for a biography and bibliography from UNESCO.

      He is mentioned in the NYT on November 6, 1914:
      "FACTIONS IN CHINA BEING UNITED BY WAR; European Struggle Moves Radical Leaders to Rally to Support of Yuan Shih-kai. NEWS REACHES DR. JENKS He Believes Far Eastern Republic Is on the Verge of a Great Political Reform."


    3. The Library of Congress 79 months ago | reply

      Thanks! We'll fix the spelling in the source data and reload the description.

    4. brandy_w 46 months ago | reply

      The dates listed also appear to be incorrect: (1868-1840)

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