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also known as Fu Jo-yu

educator , social worker

Mr. Fu was a Chinese educator, editor of several periodicals and member of numerous organizations.


Fu Daniel C. was born in Huzhou, Zhejiang, China in 1892.


Mr. Fu received his early education in Hangzhou (Hangchow) and graduated from the University of Shanghai in 1915. In 1916 he went to America, where he studied first at William Jewell College in Missouri and later at the University of Chiacgo, specializing in Sociology and Education, graduating with Bachelor of Philisophy and Master of Arts degrees from the two institutions respectively. Being a self-supporting student, Fu Daniel C. went through college and university by working on farms and also lecturing on China. In 1918 he gave up his study in America.


In 1918 Fu Daniel C. went over to France to work for the Chinese laborers on the battlefields, serving first as field worker in charge of a "Y" Hut in Boulogne and afterwards as editor-in-chief of the Chinese Laborer's Weekly in Paris. During his two-year's stay in Europe he travelled extensively on the Continent to study educational and social conditions.

Upon his return to America in 1920 he accepted for one year the general secretaryship of the Chinese Student's Christian Association in North America, in which capacity he again had opportunities to travel. During the same period he was managing editor of Christian China, a monthly published by the hinese Christian students in America. In the fall of 1921 he went back to Chicago to resume his study but returned to China the next spring.

He was associated with Dr. Y. C. James Yen in starting the Mass Education Movement in China, being joint author with him of the first Thousand Character Book ever published in China and author by himself of many other books. He held the position of general director of the Association for the Advancement of Mass Education in Shanghai from 1923 to 1926. During the same period he also served for a short time as Professor of Sociology at Kwanghwa University (now East China Normal University) and Fudan University (Fuhtan University).

Mr. Fu was sent to Nanjing (Nanking) and made general secretary of the Y.M.C.A. from 1928 to 1929. In Nanjing (Nanking) he served concurrently as director of the Vocational Guidance Bureau of the city. Fu Daniel C. was officially connected with the National Committee of the Y.M.C.A.'s of China ever since 1922, serving in various capacities as mass education secretary, principal of the Secretaries' Summer School, director of the 1930 Special Study, chairman and secretary of the Employed Officer's Association, executive secretary of the Twelfth National Convention, editor of Tung Kung Monthly. Later he held the position of National Educational Secretary of the Y.M.C.A.'s of China with headquarters at 131 Museum Road, Shanghai.