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Pei-chih Hsieh

HSIEH, Pei-chih  (1930-1997)
Educator, Historian

Born in Shantung province, China, October 16, 1930, Hsieh began his academic career at National Taiwan University. After obtaining his Bachelor of Art degree in history in 1954, he worked as a teaching assistant in the History Department, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. In 1959 he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Asian history, where he earned his Ph. D. degree. Under the guidance of Professor Hilary Conroy, he wrote a dissertation titled Sino-French War, 1883-1885, with emphasis on the war’s diplomatic front. He began to teach at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine before completing his dissertation in 1968.  He taught Asian history at the University of Regina from 1965 until his death.

In addition to teaching Hsieh worked hard to stimulate Regina's interest in Chinese affairs. As a result, there were many exchange programs between the University of Regina and institutions in the People's Republic of China. From these academic relations came educational, cultural, and economic programs. His efforts greatly contributed to Canadian-Chinese relations. He won appreciation from many scholars and officials both in Canada and China. He served as a special advisor to the president of Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia.

Hsieh died unexpectedly of injuries sustained from an automobile accident in Taiwan on June 8, 1997.

Written by Bobbi Wang

Archival Collections (Finding Aids in PDF format)

2001-35 - “Professor Pei-chih Hsieh Memorial Collection” edited by Toy Yang Liven, 2000

2006-54 - Research and Teaching Materials, 1953-1998