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Bronze Statue of He Sikun, 1st General Administrator of Nanyang College, Seated at SJTU

November 07, 2011      Author: Zhang Wenqing

115 years later, the first General Administrator of Nanyang College (the predecessor of SJTU) He Sikun (1843-1901) "returned" to Shanghai Jiao Tong University on the afternoon of Nov. 4. The bronze statue of He Sikun - the outstanding educator in modern Chinese history, renowned scholar and 1st General Administrator of Nanyang College, was seated in Middle Building on Xuhui Campus. The Middle Building (Zhongyuan) is the oldest building of SJTU and was built under the directorship of He Sikun.

Ms. Ling Shuping on behalf of all descendants of He Sikun, donated 20,000 yuan to SJTU. She and President Zhang Jie co-unveiled the statue. All the participants witnessing this exciting moment stepped forward and took photos to mark the occasion.

 


Translated by Tian Cong