Kuei Chih-pai graduated from the Central China Normal University. He obtained his Master of Science from Columbia University and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Kuei went to America as curator of the Chinese Collection, Columbia University, New York City, and representative of China to attend the 50th Anniversary of the American Library Association, held in Philadelphia in 1926. While in New York he was the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Student Bulletin, and for one time was the treasurer of the Chinese Students' Club. Kuei Chih-pai contributed articles to the China Weekly Review (Shanghai), Library Journal (New York City), Librarian and Book World (London), Bulletin on Scientific Relations of the League of Nations (Geneva), etc.
From 1928 to 1930, Kuei Chih-pai catalogued the Gest Chines Research Library, Montreal, Canada. Then he did advanced work in the University of Chicago until 1931, when he returned to China. After his return, he was the director of libraries, Northeastern University, Shenyang, and was later a director of libraries, National Central University, Nanjing. At the same time he was a professor of library science at the same University.
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