Wu Shuqing (economist) is confirmed dead at the age of 88.
Wu was best known as a Chinese economist.
Wu Shuqing
President of Peking University
In office
August 1989 – August 1996
Preceded byDing Shisun
Succeeded byChen Jia'er
Personal details
Born(1932-01-03)3 January 1932
Jiangyin, Jiangsu, Republic of China
Died10 January 2020(2020-01-10) (aged 88)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materRenmin University of China
Academic work
InstitutionsRenmin University of China
Peking University
Main interestsChina's economy after reform and opening up
Notable worksFirst of All, We Need to Find out What Socialism Is
Chinese Socialist Construction
China's Macroeconomic Management
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wu.
Wu Shuqing (Chinese: 吴树青; 3 January 1932 – 10 January 2020) was a Chinese economist and educator. He was president of Peking University from August 1989 to August 1996 and vice-president of Renmin University of China.
Wu was born in Jiangyin, Jiangsu, Republic of China (1912-1949) on 3 January 1932. He attended Changshu Middle School and Shanghai High School. In August 1948, after the liberation of Tongxiang County, he was a staff member at the County Party Committee. In July 1952, he studied, then taught, at Renmin University of China, he served in several posts there, including instructor, professor, doctoral supervisor, and vice-president. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1955. In August 1989, he was appointed president of Peking University, replacing Ding Shisun, who did not prevent students of Peking University from joining the Tiananmen Square protests. When his term ended, he continued to serve as a professor, honorary director of the Council and president of Education Foundation at the university. On 10 January 2020, he died of an illness at Beijing Hospital , aged 88.
政治经济学 (in Chinese). Beijing: Higher Education Press. 2018. ISBN 9787040502527.
科学发展与社会和谐 (in Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press. 2008. ISBN 9787301135303.
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