Yang Jingnian was born on October 17, 1908, and died on September 4, 2016.
He was a Chinese economist and translator from Miluo, Hunan Province.
During 1932, Yang attended National Chengchi University Administration department.
Graduating in 1936, he joined the Nankai University economic research institute.
Nine years later, in 1945, he studied politics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, specializing in economics.
In 1948, he was awarded a D.Phil. by Oxford and that same year he was assigned a professorship at Nankai University.
His most important translations includes; History of Economics Analysis by Joseph Schumpeter, The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, The Economic Development of France and Germany, 1815-1914 by Sir John Harold Clapham.
Yang Jingnian passed away at 107 years old.