12 Notable alumni of
Hunan First Normal University

Hunan First Normal University is 2440th in the world, 612th in Asia, and 71st in China by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 12 notable alumni from Hunan First Normal University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mao Zedong

    Mao Zedong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1893-1976 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in Hunan First Normal University
    Studied in 1913-1918
    Occupations
    political theoristlibrarianteacherpoetstrategist
    Biography

    Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who was the founder of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which he ruled as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from the establishment of the PRC in 1949 until his death in 1976. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist, his theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism.

  2. Ren Bishi

    Ren Bishi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1904-1950 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ren Bishi was a military and political leader in the early Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

  3. Li Weihan

    Li Weihan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1896-1984 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Li Weihan was a Chinese Communist Party politician. After pursuing his studies in France in 1919–20, he returned to China for the Party's founding Congress in Shanghai in 1921. He became a member of the Politburo in 1927 but fell out of favour shortly afterwards in the wake of the unsuccessful Autumn Harvest Uprising in Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. When he sought to bring the uprising to an end, he found himself accused of cowardice. Li was eclipsed until reemerging in the early 1930s as a supporter of Li Lisan, a leading figure in the party at the time, and an opponent of the anti-Mao 28 Bolsheviks faction.

  4. Cai Hesen

    Cai Hesen
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1895-1931 (aged 36)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cai Hesen was an early leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and a friend and comrade of Mao Zedong. Cai was born in Shanghai but grew up in Shuangfeng County in Hunan Province of China. He helped Mao organize the Changsha New People's Study Society. In 1919 he went to France on the Work-Study program, and his letters of advocacy were important in convincing Mao of the Bolshevik revolutionary approach. On his return to China, he was an important leader and organizer for the young Communist Party, spent several years in Moscow, and returned to China again in 1931. While organizing revolutionary activity in Hong Kong, he was arrested and given over to Canton authorities, who executed him in August, 1931.

  5. Chen Tianhua

    Chen Tianhua
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1875-1905 (aged 30)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Chen Tianhua was a Chinese revolutionary born in Xinhua, Hunan province to a poor peasant family during the Qing dynasty.

  6. Xiao Zisheng

    Xiao Zisheng
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1894-1976 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    educator
    Biography

    Xiao Zisheng was a Chinese educator and scholar.

  7. He Shuheng

    He Shuheng
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1876-1935 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    He Shuheng was a Chinese Communist revolutionary, born in Ningxiang, Hunan province.

  8. Xiao San

    Xiao San
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1896-1983 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    translatorwriterpoliticianliterary criticpoet
    Biography

    Xiao San was a Chinese poet and translator. He was fluent in Russian, French, German, and English.

  9. Duan Dechang

    Duan Dechang
    Years
    1904-1933 (aged 29)
    Biography

    Duan Dechang was a member of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army. He was born in Nan County, Yiyang, Hunan Province. He joined the Communist Youth League of China in June 1925 and the Communist Party of China in September 1925. He participated in the Northern Expedition. Around this time, he met Peng Dehuai. In August 1927, after the beginning of the Chinese Civil War between the communists and the Kuomintang, Duan participated in the Nanchang Uprising. After its defeat, he went to Gong'an County in Jingzhou, Hubei Province. In November 1931, he traveled from the Honghu Soviet in Hubei in Ruijin in the Jiangxi Soviet for a conference to coordinate the various Soviets. During the purges carried out by Xia Xi, Duan was one of those who died. He was killed in Badong County, Hubei. After requesting the executioners not to use bullets, he was put to death by the sword.

  10. Yuan Guoping

    Yuan Guoping
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1906-1941 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Yuan Guoping was a Communist army officer who participated in the Northern Expedition, the first phase of the Chinese Civil War (1927–37) and the Second Sino-Japanese War.

  11. Zhou Gengsheng

    Zhou Gengsheng
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1889-1971 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zhou Gengsheng was a Chinese jurist, historian and academic.

  12. Guo Liang

    Guo Liang
    Years
    1901-1928 (aged 27)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Guo Liang was a communist, one of famous leaders of the early worker's movement in Hunan. Guo was Mao Zedong's revolutionary fellower and was killed by the Hunan Kuomintang authority on March 29, 1928.