Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Coming Up Next: Professor Benjamin Railton and Yung Wing, First Chinese to Graduate from an American University

Yung Wing, Year 1900. 

Across America schools, colleges and universities have returned from summer vacation. Among those enrolled are Chinese students -the largest group of foreign students studying in the country today. Who was the first to graduate? 

On the Saturday, September 8 broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim we’ll be welcoming Professor Benjamin Railton, Ph.D., of Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. Dr. Railton is also the President Ex Officio of the New England American Studies Association and past president of the Northeast Modern Language Association. 

Railton is also a blogger. Peruse his blog located at

He penned a fascinating article that caught my eye on Yung Wing was the first Chinese student to graduate from an American university -in this case Yale College in 1854. Go to this link to read his article. 

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