Education: Guarding a Tradition

For the mainland and the world, Formosa's refugee scholars guard a treasure: the tradition of humanistic and rationalistic China. But Formosa is losing intellectuals so fast that the tradition is endangered. Last week, at the University of Washington in Seattle, 100 Chinese and U.S. scholars discussed ways of saving it in a five-day Sino-American Conference on Intellectual Cooperation. Chief recommendation: fast aid from U.S. universities and foundations as well as the Government, which has given Formosa huge sums for military defense but little for mental development.

Formosa has no lack of eager young minds. With elementary education now compulsory, the island boasts...

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