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星期三, 2月 01, 2017

麻省理工學院早期中國留學生展 2/10 起


China Comes to “Tech”: 1877-1931/麻省理工学院早期中国留学生1877-1931
Feb. 10 - Nov. 15, 2017
MIT Libraries’ Maihaugen Gallery exhibit commemorates 140th anniversary of Chinese students at MIT
In 1877, the first student from China matriculated at MIT. By 1910, China was sending more students to MIT than any other foreign country. From these beginnings, the Institute became one of the most popular destinations for Chinese overseas students, many seeking to contribute to their country’s modernization through engineering, science, and commerce. Between 1877 and 1930, nearly 400 students from China attended MIT. These students played a key role in bringing new technology and science back to China during an era of rapid modernization, while also promoting American understanding of China and its people. Early Chinese graduates of MIT produced numerous inventions, from the world's first Chinese typewriter to the Model C training seaplane, and pioneered work in fields from microwave spectroscopy to nonlinear control theory. Many today stereotypically associate Chinese with STEM, but the early students had to fight skeptics who thought Chinese incapable of first-rate science and engineering. An upcoming exhibit at the Maihaugen Gallery, "China Comes to ‘Tech': 1877-1931," tells their story. Inspired by the MIT Chinese Students’ Directory: For the Past 50 Years, published by the Chinese Students’ Club in 1931, the exhibit will open Feb. 10,  2017 to commemorate the 140th anniversary of Chinese students at MIT.


麻省理工學院 Maihaugen藝廊位誌記中國留學生進該校就讀140週年,將從210日起至1115日,舉辦中國來科技 – 1877-1931”的麻省理工學院早期中國留學生展覽。
1877年時,第一個來自中國的留學生進入MIT就讀。1910年時,中國送到MIT的留學生比送到任何一個其他國家都多。麻省理工學院從一開始就是最受中國海外留學生喜歡的一所學校,有許多人希望經由工程,科學及商務來為它們國家的現代化做貢獻。在1877年到1930年間,將近有400名來自中國的學生到麻省理工學院就讀。在中國快速現代化,同時推廣美國瞭解中國及其人民的時期,這些學生的把新科技,科學帶回中國,扮演著極重要角色。從麻省理工學院畢業的早年中國留學生有許多發明,從世界上的第一個中文打字機到C模型水上訓練飛機,到微光譜及非線性控制理論等領域的先驅性研究。時至今日,許多人仍然有著華人和STEM相關聯的刻板印象。但早期的中國學生卻必須對抗那些認為華人沒有能力做出第一流科學及工程研究成果的懷疑者。麻省理工學院將在Maihaugen藝廊展出的這展覽,就將述說他們的故事。這一展覽源起於1931年時,中國學生俱樂部所發行的麻省理工學院學生名錄:過去50年來,將從2017210日開展,以紀念中國留學生到麻省理工學院就讀140週年。
詳情可參考展覽網站: chinacomestomit.org。