Exhibit: East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange

Thursday, April 2, 2015 to Sunday, June 21, 2015
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

For over a century, the University of Illinois has played a leading role in the promotion of educational exchange with China. UI President Edmund James was a leader in the movement to open US universities to Chinese students in 1906, when US policy toward China was very restrictive in this area. This exhibit tells the story of how James’s vision led the University of Illinois to become one of the most significant destinations for Chinese students during the early decades of the 20th century. Support for this exhibit comes from the UIUC Office of the Chancellor. The exhibit is open Museum hours: Tuesdays 12-5, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays 12-4.