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Chinese computer scientist Xia Peisu at National Chiao Tung University Chongqing campus.
To celebrate the last day of Women’s History Month 2020 we’re sharing this brand new colouring book illustration. Chinese computer scientist and educator Xia Peisu (夏培肃) (1923 – 2014) has been hailed “the mother of computer science in China.” 

Xia Peisu’s Wikipedia page

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Xia Peisu illustration (.png file)

After graduating from The University of Edinburgh with a PhD in electrical engineering in 1950, she returned to China where she was recruited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Xia eventually became a founding professor of the Academy’s Institute of Computing Technology and led the development of Model 107, China’s first locally designed general-purpose computer.

International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 at the University of Edinburgh, a new training room at JCMB was named after Xia Peisu.

International Women’s Day at the University

Copyright and licence

Original image credit: Xia Peisu, 1946, Public Domain image on Wikimedia Commons

Illustrator: Stewart Lamb Cromar

Copyright © The University of Edinburgh 2020 CC BY

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.