Education: Academic Frontier

In the 35 years since he first left China. Author Lin Yutang (The Importance of Living) has become a familiar figure in international literary circles—an intellectual nomad to whom "all the world is home." But last week Author Lin was packing up his books and belongings to return to the Far East. He not only has an important new post to fill but a mission to perform. As the first chancellor of Singapore's new Nanyang (South Seas) University, he will be in a position to strike a blow at Red China's campaign for the minds of Asia's non-Communist students.

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