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Distinguished NTU psychology professor Yang Kuo-shu dies

2018/07/17 20:23:19

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Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Yang Kuo-shu (楊國樞), professor emeritus of psychology at National Taiwan University (NTU), died early Tuesday at the age of 86, according to the university's psychology department.

Yang passed away peacefully in his sleep at the NTU Hospital's Bei-Hu Branch, the department said on its Facebook page.

According to NTU, Yang had taught at the school since 1959, and served twice as director of the psychology department, during which he contributed greatly to the development of social psychology in Taiwan and across Asia.

An NTU alumni of the department of psychology, Yang was also a research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica and a former president of the Asian Association of Social Psychology.

Founder of indigenous Chinese psychology, Yang worked his entire career promoting the development of indigenous psychology to Asia, and has contributed his writings to numerous books and journals, including Progress in Asian Social Psychology, and Indigenous and Cultural Psychology.

(By Phoenix Hsu and Ko Lin)
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