Beatrice S. BARTLETT

Photograph of Yung Wing, the first Chinese man to graduate from an American university. His positive experience at Yale spurred his later advocacy of Western education for Chinese young men.

Yung Wing was the first Chinese person to graduate from an American university (Yale, class of 1854). Enthusiastic about his education, he persuaded the Qing government to send the Chinese Educational Mission to preparatory schools and colleges in the United

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:50-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Language and Learning|Comments Off on YUNG Wing (Róng Hóng 容闳)|Róng Hóng 容闳 (YUNG Wing)

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