Ding Shisuns death Ji Xianlin is one of the two principals of Peking University worth remembering.

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 Ding Shisuns death Ji Xianlin is one of the two principals of Peking University worth remembering.


According to public information, Ding Shisun was born in September 1927 in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, a member of the Democratic League and a member of the CPC.

From 1950 to 1952, Ding Shisun was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Tsinghua University. From 1952 to 1984, he was transferred to the Department of Mathematical Mechanics of Peking University as an assistant, lecturer, professor and vice director of the Department of Mathematics.

He has a high level of accomplishment in mathematics. He has put forward the research topic of program automation, and is one of the advocates of algebraic number theory in China. According to the China Democratic Alliance Public Number, Ding Shisun once said, It is not the formula, not the theorem, but the method for a person, a country or even a nation to deal with mathematics. As early as 1956, Ding Shisun put forward the research on the development of mathematical thought, saying that this research will help to understand the mathematics correctly today, and thus point out the direction of the development of mathematics in the future.

From 1988 to 1989, Ding Shisun became Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Democratic League of China and President and Professor of Peking University.

Ding Shisun, the 26th president of Peking University, is not a very famous figure in the history of Peking University for more than a hundred years, according to the China Democratic League Public Number. Even in the archives of Peking University, we can only find a few photos. But Ji Xianlin, a renowned scholar of Peking University, once wrote such a sentiment in the newspaper on the centenary anniversary. He said that in the history of Peking University, there were two presidents worth remembering. One was Cai Yuanpei, known as the father of Peking University, and the other was Ding Shisun.

In addition to school work, Ding Shisun served as the chairman of the Central Committee of the Democratic League from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, he served as Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Democratic League, and President of the Council of European and American StudentsAssociations. In March 2003, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th National Peoples Congress at the 1st Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress.

When serving as vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress and chairman of the Central Committee of the Democratic League of China, Ding Shisun once interviewed Guangming on rural education. He said that in the reform and development of rural education, there are some structural and institutional contradictions and problems. If not solved in time, it will seriously hinder the further development of rural education and may damage the achievements of rural education.

In 2005, he resigned as chairman of the Central Committee of the Democratic League and was elected honorary chairman.

According to the evaluation of Beijing Education magazine, he is a famous mathematician in China. His teaching is very proper and praised by students. The textbooks such as Analytical Geometry, Concise Course of Higher Algebra and Introduction to Algebra, which he co-authored with others, have a great influence in China. There are also plenty of translated works, including The Development of Mathematical Thoughts, which show rich philosophical thoughts.

Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Zhou Xinyi_NB12002