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For the country, for the age: Lee Teng-Hwee’s educational philosophy at Fudan University (1913-1923)

Wang, Yuxin (2021) For the country, for the age: Lee Teng-Hwee’s educational philosophy at Fudan University (1913-1923). Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This thesis introduced Lee Teng-Hwee’s contribution and educational philosophy when he served as the president of Fudan University, particularly the first ten years (1913-1923) of his presidency. Lee Teng-Hwee was an overseas Chinese who was born near the capital of the Dutch East Indies, and he represented the seventh generation of his family living in Southeast Asia. He finished his secondary education at the Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore, and then went to the United States for higher education. He finally graduated from Yale University in 1899 and was baptized in America as a Christian. During his first ten years at Fudan, Lee focused on the reformation of the school to build a Yale-style university in China. He successfully reformed Fudan from a preparatory school to a modern university that had some unique characteristics that were influenced by his educational philosophy. This study focuses on Lee’s identity, his contribution to the development of Fudan, and an exploration of his motivation to build the “Eastern Yale.” Lee’s background would provide a unique perspective to understand Chinese higher education and the modern cultural reformation, which was a voice different from the other universities or the more radical Peking University.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wang, Yuxinyuw113@pitt.eduyuw113
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorCook, James Ajacook@pitt.edujacook
Committee MemberQian, Kunqiankun@pitt.eduqiankun
Committee MemberLiu, Shi-Yungshl206@pitt.edushl206
Committee MemberBaum,
Date: 16 December 2021
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 2 December 2021
Approval Date: 16 December 2021
Submission Date: 10 December 2021
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 132
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: University Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fudan University, Modern Higher Education History, Lee Teng-Hwee, Intellectual History
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2021 16:49
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2021 16:49


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