A 105-Year-Old Chinese Man Will Finally Get His PhD

How would you like to spend the rest of your life when you’ve been around for more than a century?

It’s a challenging thought to ponder, but we can all take notes from a 105-year-old man who’s currently immersed in what many younger folks can’t even imagine getting into.

Meet Zhao Muhe, a Ph.D student at Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University who’s been winning praises for his obvious motto that it’s never too late to learn. He’s even internet saavy!

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National Tsing Hua University via vegafish / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Born in China’s Shandong province in 1912, Zhao attended a private school and began studying calligraphy at 14, China News reported.

He mastered his beloved craft and eventually donated funds raised by calligraphy charities to the disadvantaged.

He entered Taiwan’s National Open University in 1999. He accomplished 128 credits in four years and graduated at the age of 91.

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After a few years, he decided to climb one more step on the academic ladder and passed his entrance exam at Nanhua University, where he pursued his master’s degree in two years. At 98, he was the world’s oldest postgraduate student, setting a Guinness World Record.

As per China Youth Online, he is now auditing classes at National Tsing Hua University for his Ph.D. He started classes in 2015.

Zhao has a published autobiography written by Fang Yahui. At present, he lives by himself on the 4th floor of an apartment, where he does his own chores. And no, he doesn’t want help from anybody.

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