WASHINGTON: Although a Japanese garrison is now quartered on the “beautiful Nanking campus”, Gin Ling College which is at present located at Chengdu, has more students than ever before, according to Dr. Wu Yi-fang, who is president of the college and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Council. Dr. Wu recently arrived in the United States as the only woman member of the Chinese delegation of educators and scholars which is visiting here for the purpose of studying the international situation and problems relating to post-war reconstruction.
Like all Chinese schools and colleges, Gin Ling’s faculty and students are suffering from lack of books and other equipment and from the enormous rise in living costs, but the determination of Chinese women to participate in raising Chinese living standards is overcoming all obstacles to higher learning, Dr. Wu declares. Lack of materials has not dulled enthusiasm of China’s young women, who are eager to follow the example of Madame Chiang Kai-shek in establishing social welfare clinics which will help the Chinese to help themselves.
Dr. Wu reports that the percentage of women in Chinese institutions of higher learning has jumped from 10 to 20 per cent since the outbreak of the war. — Dawn Delhi
Published in Dawn, June 14th, 2018