Friday, October 17, 2008

Jian-Shu Li

Jian-Shu Li , also known as LI Jianshu, is a notable mathematician. He is the current Head and professor of the Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Li is the current President of the Hong Kong Mathematical Society

Li was born in Xiaoshan , Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from Xiaoshan Middle School. Li studied mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University. 1980, he went to United States, and obtained PhD in mathematics from Yale University . Before working in Hong Kong, Li was also a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and .

Currently Li serves as the head and professor for the Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a researcher at the Center of Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University. He is a long-time guest professor and doctor advisor at the Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University.

Huang Zhiquan

Huang Zhiquan , is a Chinese politician. He is the former Governor of Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China, and a Standing Member/Committee of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China .


Huang was born in 1942 in Tongxiang, , Zhejiang Province. He graduated from Zhejiang Agricultural University . Huang's political career has been mainly in Jiangxi Provincial Government.

Career highlights

1984 ~ 1991, Deputy Director of the Jiangxi Procincial Planning Committee;
1984 ~ 1993, of the Jiangxi Provincial Planning Committee;
1991 ~ 1993, Assistant for the Governor of Jiangxi Province;
1993 ~ 1995 & 1998 ~ 2001, Vice-Governor of Jiangxi Province;
1995 ~ 1998 & 2001 ~ present, Deputy Secretary-in-General of Jiangxi Province;
1997 ~ 2002, Standing Member the 15th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China;
2001 ~ 2006, Governor of Jiangxi Province;
2002 ~ 2007, Standing Member of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Huang Fu

Huáng Fú was a general and politician in early republican China. He was born in Hangzhou.


Huang studied at Zhejiang Military College and Qiushi Academy , later went to Japan. Huang came in contact with the Revolutionary Alliance while studying in a military academy in the Empire of Japan. During the Xinhai Revolution, he and Chen Qimei declared Shanghai independent and became blood brothers of Chiang Kaishek.

He was forced to flee abroad after the failed against Yuan Shikai and returned after Yuan's death to represent Zhejiang's military government in Beijing. When Sun Yatsen ordered Kuomintang members to swear personal loyalty to him, Huang objected and left.

He supported China's entry into World War I hoping it would regain lost territories. He worked with President Xu Shichang as a diplomat, co-wrote books about economics and foreign affairs and would often guest lecture at universities. He was part of China's delegation to the Washington Naval Conference which secured the Beiyang government's greatest diplomatic triumph, the return of .

After the fall of Cao Kun in the 1924 Beijing coup, he became acting president of the Republic of China on the request of Feng Yuxiang. He declared Cao's term illegal because it was obtained through bribery and also repudiated the agreement which allowed Puyi to live in the Forbidden City.

Huang was influential in winning over Feng Yuxiang and Yan Xishan to Chiang Kaishek's faction of the KMT which was one of the major reasons why Wang Jingwei's Wuhan regime collapsed. He later served under several offices during the Nanjing decade including Shanghai mayor, foreign minister, and chairman of the North China Political Council. In 1935, he signed the unpopular Tanggu Truce which ceded , Rehe, and part of Hebei to Japanese puppet states. Like Chiang, he thought the were the greater threat than the Japanese.

Huang Daren

Huang Daren , is a mathematician and the current president of Sun Yat-sen University .


Huang was born in Apr 1945 in Xiangshan County, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. Huang did his undergraduate and posgraduate study in the Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University.

After completion of his study, Huang joined the faculty of mathematics at Zhejiang university, and became a professor there in 1988. 1985-1986, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina, USA. Huang served in several positions at Zhejiang University including the deputy director of the Department of Mathematics, the director of the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Vice-dean of Zhejiang university. 1992-1998, He was vice-president of Zhejiang University.

1998 Nov, Huang was pointed as the vice-president of Sun Yat-sen University. Aug, 1999, he became the president of Sun Yat-sen University.

Huang has been long-time active in the fields of linear operator approach, nonlinear approach & product formula, and optimum algorithm. He's also on medical image. At present, Huang is leading several national and provincial key scientific projects.

Hsiao-Lan Kuo

Hsiao-Lan Kuo , or GUO Xiaolan, was a prominent Chinese American , meteorologist
He was a recipient of the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal


Born in Mancheng Village, Hebei Province on Feb 7, 1915, Kuo obtained his B.Sc from Tsinghua University , M.Sc from Zhejiang University , and PhD from the University of Chicago USA .

1949-1961, Kuo worked as a research associate, later a senior specialist, and finally the project director on the Hurricane Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He was Professors Emeritus at the Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago.

Kuo was an academician of Academia Sinica .


Kuo developed important mathematical tools to describe the complex circulation patterns of atmospheric activity. He helped to mathematically model the birth of a hurricane. Many scholars comment that Kuo's work is an important part of the theoretical foundation for modern meteorology .
He is considered as a member of the ''Chicago School of Meteorology'', which started from Carl-Gustaf Rossby .

For this reason, in 1970, Kuo was awarded the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, from the American Meteorological Society , which is the highest honour for atmospheric science .

The ''Rayleigh-Kuo theorem'' or ''Rayleigh-Kuo Criterion'' is named after him .

He Xiantu

HE Xiantu , is an important theoretical physicist in China. He is the chief scienctist of many Chinese national nuclear research and development programs .


Born in Zhenhai, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, He studied mathematics and physics, and graduated from the Department of Physics, Zhejiang University in 1962.

He served for a long time in the physical institutes of the Chinese Academy of Science, and he is the former deputy director of the Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics , Beijing. He currently is the chief scientist of National 863 Program Hi-Tech Inertial Confinement Fusion Project and the chief scientist of IAPCM. He also holds the professorship and the dean position of the College of Science, Zhejiang University. He became an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995's election.

He is a member of the Expert Committee of Nonlinear Science, Major State Basic Research. He made great contributions to the development of nuclear weapons in China. He has been long working on inertial confinement fusion ICF model, nonequilibrium statistical physics, and nonlinear plasma physics.

Guo Kexin

GUO Kexin , also known as Ke-Xin Guo or K.H.Kuo , was an important physicist, metallurgist and crystallographer in People's Republic of China. Guo was a senior academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Guo is considered as the main pioneer of electron microscopy of China.


August 23, 1923, Guo was born in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. 1941, Guo graduated from the Chongqing Nankai Middle School. Guo graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University in 1946. After graduation, Guo went to study in Sweden in 1947.

Guo was the Director and a senior researcher at the prestigious Beijing Electron Microscope Open Laboratory and the Center for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Guo was the main founder of the Chinese Society for Electron Microscopy , and served as its Director/President from 1982 to 1996.


1980, Guo was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Guo also was a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences . He also received an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology , Sweden.

The renowned K.H.Kuo Education Fund is named after him.


*Electron microscopy of aperiodic materials Invited and contributed papers from a symposium at the ICEM14, Cancun, Mexico, 3 September 1998, in honour of Professor K.H. Kuo - by Lian-Mao Peng and J. L. Aragón