Zhou Shu’An 周淑安

Zhou Shu’An 周淑安Zhou Shu’An was born in 1894 at 35 Huangyan road on Gu­langyu Is­land. Her fa­ther, Zhou Zhi De, was a priest. Zhou Shu’ An was tal­ent­ed for singing, and she had risen in the world  at the age of 14 when she sang the song ‘Xing Tiao Qi Yong Bu Luo’ to wel­come an Amer­i­can navy ship. The song be­came pop­u­lar, and Zhou Shu’ An be­came a house­hold name in China.

In 1914, Zhou Shu’ An went to Rad­cliffe Col­lege, the women’s col­lege of Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, for fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion and, at that time, she was one of the fis­rt group of peo­ple who re­ceived bur­sary from the gov­ern­ment to go abroad. When she came back to Chna, Xi­ao You Mei, Huang Zi Gong and Zhou Shu’An found­ed the first Chi­nese mu­sic con­ser­va­to­ry, Guo Li Mu­sic Col­lege, which is now the Shang­hai Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music.