From Guangdong To Yale

From Guangdong To Yale

Written on 06/07/2019
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Yung Wing is the first-known Chinese student to graduate from an American university. He graduated from Yale in 1854, where he was a member of the choir, played football, was a member of the boat club and won academic prizes for English competitions

After graduating from Yale, Wing returned to China where he was involved in business transactions between China and the United States and brought students from China to study in the United States on the Chinese Education Mission, a program created and designed to send Chinese students to the United States for western education on science and engineering. 



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