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Gao Wenbin (Chinese: 高文彬; pinyin: Gāo wénbīn) (December 1921/1922 – 7 September 2020) was a Chinese historian, translator, university professor and jurist.[1] He was the last surviving member of the Chinese delegation which represented the Republic of China at the Tokyo Trial.[2] He was born in Yueyang, Hunan.

In 1952, he was arrested by one of the teachers of the Soochow University Law School terming him as a "special suspect" and was sentenced to a minimum of ten years of labour reform.

He joined the China Democratic League in 1985.

He had lectures at the University of Maine School of Law and at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He also taught maritime law and international law at the Shanghai Maritime University.

Gao died on 7 September 2020 at a hospital in Shanghai from a long-illness, aged 99.[3][4]

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