Frederick Wade "Fritz" Mote (June 2, 1922 – February 10, 2005), was an AmericanSinologist and a professor of History at Princeton University for nearly 50 years.
After the war he enrolled in the University of Nanjing and graduated in 1948 with a degree in Chinese history. While the Chinese Communists took over Beijing in 1949, he was working as a language officer for the U.S. Embassy. Forced to leave China in 1950, he continued his studies in the United States at the University of Washington, earning a Ph.D. in 1954 with a dissertation entitled "T'ao Tsung-i and his Cho Keng Lu", a study of the 14th century writer Tao Zongyi (陶宗儀; 1321–c. 1412).