Tsien Tsuen-hsuin

Tsien Tsuen-hsuin (Chinese: 錢存訓; pinyin: Qián Cúnxùn; 11 January 1910  9 April 2015), also known as T.H. Tsien, was a Chinese sinologist and librarian who served as a professor of Chinese literature and library science at the University of Chicago, and was also curator of its East Asian Library from 1949 to 1978. He is known for studies of the history of the Chinese book, Chinese bibliography, paleography, and science and technology, especially the history of paper and printing in China, notably Paper and Printing, Volume 5 Pt 1 of Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China.[1][2] He is also known for risking his life to smuggle tens of thousands of rare books outside of Japanese-occupied China during World War II.[3]

Tsien Tsuen-hsuin
錢存訓
Born(1910-01-11)11 January 1910
Died9 April 2015(2015-04-09) (aged 105)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Alma materUniversity of Nanking (B.A.)
University of Chicago (M.A., Ph.D.)
Spouse(s)
Hsu Wen-ching
(m. 1936; died 2008)
Children3
Scientific career
FieldsChinese bibliography, Library science, history
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago (194778)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese錢存訓
Simplified Chinese钱存训
Hanyu PinyinQián Cúnxùn