The Nanking University was founded in 1888 by C.H. Fouler. Initially there were three faculties: liberal arts, divinity and medicine. In 1910, The Nanking University merged The Union Christian College and changed the name to Private University of Nanking , and was registered with the New York State Education Department.
In 1951, Ginling College merged into University of Nanking. In 1952, University of Nanking was merged with Nanjing University .
*J. C. Ferguson
*A. J. Bowen
*Ching Chun Li, geneticist, Chairman of American Society of Human Genetics.
*Choh Hao Li, biologist, biochemist. His achievements include isolating and synthesizing the human pituitary growth hormone. He received many honors including Lasker Award.
*Choh-Ming Li, educationist, economist.
*Francois Cheng, writer, poet. A "Bridge Between Eastern and Western Culture".
*T. C. Tso, agriculturalist, tobacco scientist.
*Te-Tzu Chang, agriculturalist. Member of Pontifical Academy of Sciences . He receives Tyler Prize in 1999.
*Thome H. Fang, philosopher.
*W. B. Pettus, educator.
*Wu Teh Yao, educationist, politics scholar.
*Zhang Zhiwen, agriculturist, Vice Director General of FAO of United Nations.
*Charles W. Woodworth, Professor Emeritus and founder of the Entomology Division U.C. Berkeley was a lecturer in Entomology during his sabbatical in 1918. He was there then again between 1921-4. See the C. W. Woodworth Award.
*Pearl S. Buck, writer.
*Zou Bingwen, agriculturist, the Vice Chairman of Organising Committee of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.