Zhou Youguang, Chinese linguist and super-centenarian, Died at 111

Zhou Youguang was born on January 13, 1906, and died on January 14, 2017.

He was a Chinese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, and super centenarian,

In the year 1955, the government placed Zhou at the head of a committee to reform the Chinese language in order to increase literacy.

Which was known as the “father of Pinyin”,a system for romanization of Mandarin Chinese which was officially adopted by the Chinese government in 1958, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982, and the United Nations in 1986.

He was born in Zhou Yaoping in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province.

He was married to Zhang Yunhe from 1933 until her death in 2002; the couple had two children.

He died at his home in Beijing, a day after his 111th birthday.

Zhou Youguang was a supercenturian

Zhou Youguang passeda way at 111 years old.