Dr. Geng Dan
1892, born in Anlu city, Hubei Province. In the Revolution of 1911, Captain of Students Army.
1913, a student of political economics at University of London.
1919, a Ph.D. graduate with honors. Working in departments of economics and politics at Peking University. The book On International Investment published. Articles in New Youth including China and Bank Groups, Old and New, an economic insight into imperial invasion of China and its consequences of Chinese people’s movements of anti-imperialism and anti-feudalism.
Late 1920 provost and professor at Wuchang Advanced Teachers College and Wuchang Business College, today’s Wuhan University. Initiator of co-ed, credit system and visiting students in China.
1921, attendant of Marxism Study sponsored by Wuhan Communist Group.
September, 1926, KMT representative and director of political department in National Revolution Army 15.
11th November,1926, a Communist member recommended by Dong Biwu and Wu Yuzhang.
12th April, 1927, deputy commander of National Revolution Army 15.
11th August, 1927, murdered by anti-revolutionists at age of 35.
Geng Dan was an excellent scholar, China’s early educator and well-known social activist. He contributed his intelligence and valuable life for the course of national democratic movement and proletariat revolution.
15th May, 1957, China Central Government conferred him posthumously as Revolutionary Martyr and a certificate signed by Mao Zedong stating “Comrade Geng Dan sacrificed his life in the glorious revolutionary course. His deeds remain immortal.”
Proved by Ministry of Education, the institute was named after the martyr in his spirit to cultivate students in carrying out the mission and vision represented by Geng Dan for the country.