He was also an accomplished linguist. A native of Shanghai and a graduate of the University of Virginia where he received prizes and medals for debate, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa , he taught English at St. John's University, Shanghai for a short time after coming back from the United States, where he became a Freemason , and then went to Beijing to start his political career. He served as Foreign Minister,  premier and acting premier five times and as acting president during his last premiership in Wu Peifu handpicked him for the acting presidency to pave the way for Cao Kun 's restoration, and he set up a cabinet in anticipation,  but he was unable to take office due to Zhang Zuolin 's objection. When Yan finally took his post, he immediately resigned and appointed navy minister Du Xigui as his successor.
Main Ancient Medieval Modern. Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures are not comprehensible without taking into account power of Chinese culture in art, literature and religion. Chinese culture itself is highly complex, and the other East Asian cultures also reflect local circumstances and traditions. For instance the later Chinese ideal of a scholar-gentleman contrasts strongly with Japanese warrior ideals.
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