Education: End of the Open Hand

Ever since the Communists took Peking two years ago, world-famed Yenching University, symbol of Western faith, learning and respect for China, has lived under an ax. Last week the ax fell. On the ground that China must be saved from "American imperialist culture," the Reds announced that they are taking over lock, stock & barrel. Thus ended one of the most unselfish ventures in education that Americans ever gave their minds to.

The venture began after World War I, when half a dozen Christian colleges in China decided to unite. By 1920, under wise...

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