- About Wuxi
Qian Mu (July 30, 1895 – August 30, 1990) was known as a Chinese historian, educator, and philosopher. Seven Mansions was his ancestral home in Wuxi.
After teaching in universities in mainland China starting in 1920s, he arrived in Hong Kong in 1949. With the help from Yale-China Association, along with other traditional scholars, he founded New Asia College and made cultural communication with Japan, America, Canada, Britain, France and Italy. Later, he received honorary doctorates from both Yale University and Hong Kong University. He wrote extensively on Chinese classics, history and Confucian philosophy.