Zou Zhonglin, who was born in 1897 in Jiangsu, received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Southeast University in 1929 and a master’s degree in entomology from the University of Minnesota in 1931. After he graduating from the University, Zou went to Cornell University for doctoral study, but due to financial crisis, he left before completing his degree.
Upon his return to China, Zou served as an associate professor and later the dean at the Department of Agriculture of China’s National Central University. In 1949, Zou became a professor at Nanjing University.
Zou has published several books that have been influential in the field of entomology including “Basic Entomology,” “Applied Entomology,” “ Orchard Pestology,” and “Insect Ecology.”