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Kuan-shan Hsu Edit Profile

also known as Hsu Kuan-san

civil engineer

Hsu Kuan-shan was a Chinese civil engineer.


Mr. Hsu was born in Changsha, Hunan, China, in 1896.


Hsu Kuan-shan received his high school training at Yale College in China, Changsha. He entered Nanyang College, Shanghai in 1916 and graduated in civil engineering. He then went to America and gained practical experience with various highway commissions, structural companies and consulting engineers. Mr. Hsu received the degree of Master of Civil Engineering from Cornell University.


Mr. Hsu returned to China in 1926 and was engaged by the Hunan Provincial Government as highway engineer to build a military road from Changsha to Liuyan. He was appointed designing engineer in the department of public works when the Hankou Municipal Government was formed. Later Hsu Kuan-shan became a chief of the planning and designing division of the department of public works at Hangzhou. On the organization of the Government of Greater Shanghai in 1927 he was given a similar position of a senior engineer and chief of the second division in the Bureau of Public Works.


  • Hsu Kuan-shan was an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.


  • American Society of Civil Engineers , United States