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Hartford Daily Courant

Hartford Daily Courant

Celestial Vision: China’s Scholars in the Connecticut Valley

shaffer-Yung_Wing_1910-sm.jpg In September 1872, Yung Wing escorted a delegation of young students from China to Springfield, Massachusetts, under the auspices of an unprecedented enterprise—the Chinese Educational Mission. Wing’s all-male contingent attracted attention throughout the United States. Rumors had circulated for months that in order to bring its isolated nation into...

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