Mr. Chien completed his Chinese classical education at home. He attended Soochow University and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in 1913.
Chien Pao-ho entered the Comparative Law School of China, Shanghai, in 1924, and graduated with Bachelor of Laws degree in 1927.
Following his graduation, he was engaged as instructor of English at the Anting Middle School and Tsung Wen Middle School in Hangzhou (Hangchow) in 1918. He came to Shanghai in 1915 and was appointed editor of the Progress magazine (later changed Association Progress), published by the National Committee of Y.M.C.A., which position he held until 1919.
Chein Pao-ho joined the Bank of China in Hong Kong in 1919-1921. He was appointed as a proctor of the Soochow University in 1922 and resigned the position after two years of service. Mr. Chien was a member of the Chinese Bar Association of Shanghai, and one of the editors of the Chinese translation of the Webster Dictionary published by the Commercial Press, Shanghai.