Wu Zhihui

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Wu Zhihui

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  • Wu Shi Fee
  • Wi Chih Hui

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Wu Zhihui was a Chinese member of the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation (ICIC) between 1930 and 1939. Along with Tsai Yuan Pei (or Cai Yuanpei, 蔡元培, the first president of the Academia Sinica and former Education Minister of China) and Li Yu Ying (or Li Shizeng, 李石曾), Wu Zhihui founded the Chinese Committee on Intellectual Cooperation in 1933, the headquarter of which was in Shanghai. He served as its president until the dissolution of the ICIC in 1946. In 1935 the Chinese Committee proposed to found an equivalent institution in China, called “Institute Wu Shi-Fee” then Sino-International Intellectual Cooperation, which was to operate under the auspices of the Che Kiai Cheu Association of Sino-International Cooperation for intellectual, economic and social development.

On 22 September 1937, Wu Zhihui sent a cable to the League of Nations (LN), which was read by Li Yo Ying in Geneva in front of the General Assembly, and in which he gave details on the destruction of cultural artefacts by the Sino-Japanese war, that had started in July 1937. After the war, he was elected to the National Assembly, before moving to Taiwan in 1948 where he worked as a teacher. He died in 1953.


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Wu Zhihui was a member of the ICIC.

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Created by Marie Caillot 28/10/2011. English translation by Jan Stöckmann 11-08-2015. Slight revision of source notes, AWT, 18-08-2015.




  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : boîte 27. IICI. A. III. 55. Commission chinoise de Coopération intellectuelle. (1933-1946).
  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : CICI/461. Organisation de Coopération intellectuelle, "Les Commissions nationales de Coopération intellectuelle", Genève 1937, "Chine", p.38-43.
  • Renoliet, J.-J. (1999). L'UNESCO oubliée. La Société des Nations et la coopération intellectuelle (1919-1946). Paris : Publications de la Sorbonne. P. 184.
  • Source/other form of name note: other forms of name come from IICI archives (Wu Shi Fee) and World Cat, VIAF.
  • Source/date note: birthdate varies according to source, authoritative birthdate taken from VIAF, variant birthdates given: 1865-1953

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