Hsu Ke-Chin, who was born in 1907, graduated from National Central University with a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1934. Hsu enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1939 and received a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in geology in 1941 and 1944, respectively.
Beginning in 1946, Hsu served as a professor in geology at National Central University and as dean of the Department of Geology. In addition, Hsu was elected as a representative of the People’s Congress in Jiangsu and as a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee in Jiangsu province. He served as the deputy executive director and honorary board member at both the Chinese Geology Society and the Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry. Hsu was a member of both the Chinese committee of International Geological Correlation Programs and the Chinese committee of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. In 1995, Hsu received the prize for Scientific and Technological Achievements from the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation.
He made great contributions to Chinese geology and was one of the pioneers in the granitoid research in southern China. In 1980, Hsu was elected to be an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.