Gao Wenbin

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Gao Wenbin (Chinese: 高文彬; pinyin: Gāo wénbīn) (December 1921/1922 – 7 September 2020) was a Chinese historian, translator, university professor and jurist.[1] He was the last surviving member of the Chinese delegation which represented the Republic of China at the Tokyo Trial.[2] He was born in Yueyang, Hunan.

In 1952, he was arrested by one of the teachers of the Soochow University Law School terming him as a "special suspect" and was sentenced to a minimum of ten years of labour reform.

He joined the China Democratic League in 1985.

He had lectures at the University of Maine School of Law and at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He also taught maritime law and international law at the Shanghai Maritime University.

Gao died on 7 September 2020 at a hospital in Shanghai from a long-illness, aged 99.[3][4]

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  1. "最后一位全程亲历东京大审判者高文彬去世 享年99岁-中新网". www.chinanews.com. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  2. "Tokyo Trial veteran dies at the age of 99". SHINE. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  3. "哀悼!中国最后一位全程参与东京审判的亲历者走了-新华网". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  4. "東京審判華代表99歲高文彬逝世 享年99歲". Sing Tao Daily 星島日報加拿大 (in Chinese). 2020-09-07. Retrieved 2020-09-08.