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See also: Hsu


Alternative forms[edit]


Borrowed from Mandarin () or () Wade–Giles romanization: Hsü.

Proper noun[edit]

Hsü (plural Hsüs)

  1. A surname from Mandarin.
    • 1948, Fung, Yu-lan, “Bibliography”, in Derk Bodde, editor, A Short History of Chinese Philosophy[1], The Free Press, →OCLC, page 350:
      For a general survey of thought during the Ch’ing dynasty (1644-1911) see Liang Ch’i-ch’ao, Intellectual Trends in the Ch’ing Period, translated from the Chinese by Immanuel C. Y. Hsü (Harvard University Press, 1959).
    • 1969, Waley, Arthur, The Poetry and Career of Li Po, 701-762 A.D.[2], London: George Allen & Unwin, →ISBN, →OCLC, →OL, page 9:
      About 726 he married the grand-daughter of Hsü Yü-shih, who had been Chief Minister in 657, and lived for some years at the family residence of the Hsüs in An-lu, north of Hankow.
    • 1974 December 22, Hahn, Emily, “As Mao directed, the old serves the new”, in The New York Times[3], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 28 March 2023[4]:
      The party that visited China as a family group, a journey that resulted in “China Day by Day,” was larger than the Cohens' and needs some explanation. Co‐authors are Francis L. K. Hsu, professor of anthropology at Northwestern University, his daughter Eileen Hsü‐Balzer, at present working for a doctorate in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Eileen's husband Richard (Dick) L. Balzer, Yale Law School graduate and writer.
    • 2002, Annping Chin, Four Sisters of Hofei[5], Scribner, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 7:
      When Hsü shot and killed the governor, Chʻiu Chin was implicated. Authorities claimed that she was simultaneously planning an uprising in Shao-hsing.
    • 2007, Millward, James A., Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang[6], London: Hurst & Company, published 2021, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 125:
      There then ensued what Immanuel Hsü has called ‘the Great policy debate in China: maritime defence vs frontier defence’—but which we may see as simply the latest episode in the long-running debate over Xinjiang that began with the conquest of Zungharia and Altishahr under the Qianlong emperor in the 1750s.