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Professor Chen Junyu, Acclaimed Flower Authority Dies

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  • Friday, June 8, 2012: 3:54am

    Professor Chen Junyu, acclaimed landscape specialist and educationist, long-serving member of China Academy of Engineering, professor of Beijing Forestry University, died on July 8th, 2012. Professor Chen was 95.
    NITA Design Group sent a message of condolence to pay respect.
    Professor Chen returned to China after his education in Denmark at the eve of the birth of The People’s Republic of China. He was a member of The China Communist Party and The China Democratic League. He once served as the Deputy Director of Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, Chairmen of Prunus mume Branch of CFA and IRA. Professor Chen has educated numerous landscape talents. He invented bi-diversity categorizing method, practiced research and analysis on wild flowers and has breeded over 70 new varieties including Prunus mume, Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat, Rosa chinensis, Camellia chrysantha. He has published his book, “The Plum Blossoms in Sichuan” and around 200 influential articles and thesises. He also performed as the major editor of “The Complete Prunus mume Family Photo Album” and “Chinese Flower Bible”. Professor Chen sacrificed his life for his research especially Chinese Plum Flower and he’s been known as Father of Plum Flower. He’s the first who proposed Chinese Plum Flower as The Flower of Chinese.