The University of Michigan & China, 1845 – 2017

Subjects: History, Midwest, China, Education, Higher
Imprint: Maize Books
Paperback : 9781607854210, 48 pages, 6 x 9, August 2017
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The University of Michigan and China, 1845-2017 traces the long and important historical relationships that have existed between U-M and China. From U-M graduates doing missionary work in China in 1845 to the multitude of innovative and successful partnerships that U-M maintains with many Chinese universities and institutions today, The University of Michigan has a long, rich and varied history with China. This book traces that history, highlighting some of the more notable partnerships and persona that have brought about this strong and enduring relationship.

Throughout the last two centuries U.S. administrations from President Lincoln to President Clinton have relied on U-M leaders and faculty to engage China and develop political and cultural relationships. The University of Michigan was one of the first universities in the U.S. to enroll Chinese students and has many prominent Chinese graduates, including a Nobel Laureate and the first female college president in China.

As U-M celebrates its own bicentennial, this book recounts the university's considerable history with Chinese governments, people and culture. The book also updates readers on the current and ongoing partnerships between different U-M departments and schools with Chinese institutions, and provides a list of several prominent Chinese graduates of the University of Michigan.