Education: Yenching Reopens

On Dec. 7 Yenching University, near Peiping, was the biggest, richest and best-equipped Christian university in China. Then Jap soldiers seized its $2,500,000 campus, one of the world's loveliest, put its President J. Leighton Stuart in "honorable confinement." Last week, as it has done each autumn since 1920, Yenching began a new semester—in Free China's Chengtu, 2,000 miles from its old campus. The new Yenching, though it had lost its President, had many of the same faculty and students, the same standards of untrammeled scholarship. Educated Chinese were as elated as Frenchmen would...

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