Hsien-cheng Meng graduated from Nanyang College. He recieved Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's University and Master of Arts degree in Washington, U.S.A.
Hsien-cheng Meng did advanced work at University of London, England and engaged in college teaching, since 1921. He was an associate professor at Southeastern University and Tsinghua University and director of Chinese studies at St. John's University. Hsien-cheng Meng was a dean and professor of education of the College of Education, National Central University and principal of Mass Education Experimental School, Hangchow. He was a professor at education at University of Chekiang and Professor of Education at Central Political Institute, Nanking, since 1933. Hsien-cheng Meng participated in the National Education Conferences of 1928 and 1930. He was an author and translator of several standard works on education.