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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 10, 1913, Image 13

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money and are snccessful in all direc
tions of trade. The same with our re
turned students. They are men ot
exceptional attainments, but- the
country is needing them to help guide
this old ship aright.
"Education has always been car-J
ried on by -private enterprise in China.
Now that time has changed, and the
government is anxious to adopt west
ern; education in Its entirety. The
new' minister of education is co'ncen-
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A photograph of Dr. Wu, posed, .es
pecially for Correspondent Dingle on
the steps of Wu's palace at Shan
ghai; also a view of his home, built in
jsthe European style.
trating upon this, and will have ele
mentary e d u c a tion introduced
throughout the whole country."
"Compulsory education can that
be brought about?"
"Ah," smiled Dr. Wu, "if it can be
brought about it will be a very capital
thing for China, but it will take time.
The Chinese masses cannot under
stand at once that compulsory edu
cation is necessary, and it is difficult
for them to grasp it owing to the fact
that for centuries education has been
conducted along totally different
lines."
Dr. Wu was very kind in his re
marks towards missionary work of
every description and declared" that
the -missionaries have always been
the pioneers of education and medi
cine in China.
"Probably it was due a great deal
to their influence that the Manchu
dynasty was able to be overthrown
two years ago in the revolution," he
said. "The missionaries and the Y.
HL C. A. a great educative force
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