Online lecture in Chinese. On August 11, 1872, a group of 30 Chinese government-sponsored students departed from Shanghai and embarked on a transpacific journey to study in the United States. They were led by Yung Wing, presumably the first Chinese student to have studied in the U.S. from 1847-1854. This history-making journey has since been referred to by researchers as the first wave of the Chinese youth studying in the U.S. To mark the 150th anniversary of this historical event and the 110th anniversary of the passing of Yung Wing, the Renwen Society presents a lecture on September 24 by Dr. Ye Weili.

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