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Wang Yun-Wu (王雲五) Born 1888 Shanghai, Qing Dynasty Died April 5, 1979(1979-04-05) (aged 90) Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan) Occupation Scholar, Editor, Politician Wang Yun Wu (王雲五) was born 1888 in Shanghai and was a famous Chinese scholar of history and political science, he was also a politician and invented Shih Chiao Hao Ma, a method of Chinese lexicography also sometimes referred to as the Four Corner Method. Contents 1 Career 2 Bibliography 3 See also 4 References 5 External links Career In the 1920s when Wang Yun-wu was the editor in chief at the Commercial Press Ltd., China, one of the oldest book enterprises in China he invented the Four Corner Method. On May 31, 1948 during the Chinese Civil War he was appointed by Chiang Kai-shek as Finance Minister to the Ministry of Finance (Republic of China). After the Chinese Civil War he moved to Taipei with his family. In 1972 Wang Yun-wu presided over the Memorial Hall's opening on behalf of the government. On August 14, 1987 to commemorate his historical achievement his picture (as above) was placed on the NT$ 2 Stamp of which 4 million units were printed in the Republic of China (also known as Taiwan). Bibliography This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. See also Four Corner Method Ministry of Finance (Republic of China) Commercial Press References This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. External links [1] The Wang Yun-wu commemorative stamp [2] Wang Yun-wu presiding over the Memorial Hall's inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony Persondata Name Wang Yun-Wu Alternative names Short description Chinese scholar and politician Date of birth 1988 Place of birth Shanghai, China Date of death 1979 Place of death Taipei, Taiwan