Chao-chi Shih graduated from St. John's University in Shanghai, China, Central High School in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. in 1901 with Master of Arts degree, St. John's University in Shanghai, China in 1902 with Doctor of Laws degree.
He also studied in University of Toronto in Canada, Columbia University in New York City, U.S.A., Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., U.S.A. and Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
After holding various provincial positions in Hupeh and Hunan Provinces under Viceroys Tuan Fang and Chang Chih Tung, Mr. Shih became acting junior secretary of Board of Communications in 1906.Then in 1907 he took position of managing director of Peking-Hankow Railway. In 1908 Chao-chi Shih became director of Northern Railway. From 1908 till 1910 he worked in Customs Taotai of Harbin.
In 1910 he took positions of acting Commissioner of Foreign Affairs in Kirin, China (Jilin, China), junior and senior counsellor of Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1910 till 1911, Imperial Commissioner to the International Plague Conference in Mukden, China (Shenyang, China) in 1911, Minister of Posts and Communications and acting Minister of Finance, First Republican Cabinet in 1912, Officer of Ceremonies, President's Office in 1913, Minister to Great Britain from 1914 till 1921 and from 1929 till 1932
Mr. Chih was also a delegate to the Peace Conference in Paris from 1918 till 1919, promoted Ambassador in 1935, chief Chinese delegate to the Washington Conference on Limitation of Armament and Pacific Far Eastern Questions in 1921, chief Chinese delegate to the 1st and 2nd International Opium Conferences in Geneva, Switzerland from 1924 till 1925, chairman of the Sino-British Purchasing Committee with the disposal of the British indemnity fund in London, United Kingdom in 1930, chief delegate to the 12th Assembly of League of Nations (1931), China's representative on the Council of League of Nations in 1931.
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