the beginning of the last century, some Chinese scholars came back from abroad
and devoted themselves to establishing departments of mathematics in Chinese
universities towards training young qualified mathematical scientists and
advocating mathematical research in China.
1930’s, a group of scholars
who were engaged in modern mathematics teaching and research was formed, among
them HU Dunfu, FENG Zuxun, HIONG King-Lai, CHEN Kien-Kong, CHIANG Li-Fu, YANG Ko-Chuen,
SU Buchin, KIANG Tsai-Han et al were the leading scholars. At that time a group
of mathematical talents appeared, of them excellent representatives were HUA Loo-Keng,
CHERN Shiing-Shen and SHU Pao-Lu.
Mathematical Society was founded in Shanghai
in July, 1935. The inaugural meeting with 33 representatives was held at the
library of Shanghai
from 25th through 27th of July, 1935. At the time of its
founding, the society established the board of Trustees and the Council,
staffed by HU Dunfu, FENG Zuxun, ZHOU Meiquan, CHIANG Li-Fu, HIONG King-Lai, CHEN
Kien-Kong, SU Buchin, KIANG Tsai-Han, QIAN Baozong, FU Zhongsun, et al.
Mathematical Society was originally located at the China Science Press, 533 Albert Road Shanghai.
In 1949, it moved to Institute of Mathematics, and it is at Academy
of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy
of Sciences, Beijing.
Mathematical Society convened the first general assembly since 1949 in Beijing
in August 1951, the second in Shanghai in
February 1960, the third in Chengdu in Novermber
1978 and the fourth in Wuhan
in October 1983. HUA Loo-Keng had been president for threee consecutive terms
since the first assembly. At the fourth general assembly, HUA Loo-Keng, SU Buchin,
KIANG Tsai-Han, WU Daren and KE Zhao were elected honorary presidents, while WU
Wentsun was elected president. The presidents of the firth to the ninth of the
Chinese Mathematical Society are WANG Yuan, YANG Lo, CHANG Kung Ching, MA Zhiming
and WEN Lan, respectively.
Link: Events of Chinese Mathematical Society (pdf)