Tao Xingzhi (October 18, 1891-July 25, 1946) is a famous, modern civilian educator. He proposed three major concepts— "life means education", "society means school", and "integration of teaching and learning". The theory on life and education is the theoretical core of his educational conception. Throughout his life, he engaged civilian education, and set examples personally and shared the joys and sorrows of a destitute student. Mao Zedong praised him as, "a great people’s educator", and Song Qingling respected him as, "a model teacher in history".