Changmin Lin, was also known as Mengzong (courtesy name) and Hut Owner of Double-Chinese Juniper (pseudonym). Lin was a renowned politician, diplomat, calligrapher, poet, and writer. He graduated from Waseda University in Japan, specializing in politics and law. After his return to China in 1909, Lin helped draft a national constitution. Later, he served as a senator on the State Council of the Chinese Republic and supported the May Fourth Movement in 1919 (an anti-imperialist movement). Lin's daughter (Huiyin Lin) was the first female architect in China and his granddaughter, Ying Lin (a niece of Huiyin Lin), also a well-known architect, is recognized for her work on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.