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Stepping Forth into the World – The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81 - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Edward J. M. Rhoads


The Chinese Educational Mission was one of the earliest efforts at educational modernization in China. As part of the Self-Strengthening Movement, the Qing government sent 120 students to New England to live and study for a decade, before they were abruptly summoned home to China in 1881. This book, based upon research in local archives and newspapers, focuses on the experiences of the students during their nine-year stay in the United States, providing an account of one of the major projects of the Self-Strengthening Movement. To date, there are at most two credible studies in English and Chi ... More

Keywords: Chinese Educational Mission, educational modernization, China, Self-Strengthening Movement, Qing government, students, New England, United States, anti-Chinese movement, Chinese Exclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028863
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward J. M. Rhoads, author