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Shih-kang Chu Edit Profile

also known as S. K. Sheldon Tso

Banker

Chu Shih-kang was a banker. In 1928 he travelled in England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, and Japan studying labor problems.

Background

Mr. Chu was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China in 1902.

Education

Chu Shih-kang graduated from the National College, Beijing (Peking) and passed the bar examinations and was later appointed adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce. In 1924 he went to America and attended the graduate school of Syracuse University, from which he received his Master of Arts degree in public finance and was elected to Chi Eta Sigma honorary fraternity. He also studied at Columbia and Wisconsin Universities in 1925-1926. In 1927 he wrote a book on "The Labor Movement in China" for which he was given a Doctor of Philosophy degree by Indiana University.

Career

In 1928 he travelled in England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, and Japan studying labor problems. Upon his return to China Mr. Chu wrote a series of articles published in several magazines and newspapers. Chu Shih-kang worked as a professor in the University of Communications and the National Labor University. The same year he was appointed a member of the negotiation commission on wharfage dues.

In 1929 Mr. Chu was appointed secretary of the Nanjing (Nanking) City Planning Commission, and a member of the Law Codification Committee, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Labor. He was a chief of the labor welfare division, and concurrently chief of the Arbitration division, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Labor, and a member of workers' health committee of the Ministry of Health. Later he worked at the Central Bank.

Works

  • book

    • "The Labor Movement in China"

      1927