Mei, Tsu-Lin, 1933-

                           Academia Sinica
 

Education:

B.A., Oberlin College, 1954
M.A., Harvard University, 1955
PhD, Yale University, 1962
 

Mei Tsu-Lin, Hu Shih Professor of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, at Cornell University. Office: 607-255-1340; home: 607-257-6681. A native of Peking, Mei Tsu-Lin has taught at Cornell since 1971. His academic specialties are Chinese historical syntax and Classical Chinese poetry. His prominence in his field is signified by his appointment in 1993 to the Hu Shih Professorship, which was created by generous support from Cornell alumni in Taiwan. Hu Shih, a 1914 graduate of Cornell, is often referred to as the father of the Chinese literary renaissance for he was a leading advocate in replacing the classical Chinese language with the vernacular, which has helped bridged the gap between the scholars and the mass.
 
 

Tsu-Lin Mei

pre-modern Chinese poetry & medieval vernacular texts

A native of Peking, Mei Tsu-Lin has taught at Cornell since 1971. His academic specialties are Chinese historical syntax and Classical Chinese poetry. His prominence in his field is signified by his appointment in 1993 to the Hu Shih Professorship, which was created by generous support from Cornell alumni in Taiwan. Hu Shih, a 1914 graduate of Cornell, is often referred to as the father of the Chinese literary renaissance for he was a leading advocate in replacing the classical Chinese language with the vernacular, which has helped bridge the gap between the scholars and the mass. Mei was also elected to Academia Sinica in 1994.