Date of Award

Fall 9-16-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

MA Asian Studies


Language/Literature /Culture


Jeffrey Rice, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Dongdong Chen, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Yan Wang, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Diana Alvarez-Amell, Ph.D.


American Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program, Tsinghua University, Higher Education


The American Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program (ABISP) was one of the most important events in the modern Chinese history of overseas education. This thesis focuses on the group of Shandong students which has representative characteristics of the whole American Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program (ABISP) students to provide descriptive data for the influence on Chinese higher education through the achievements of Shandong students in the American Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program (ABISP) in higher education. Through tracking the forty-two Shandong ABISP students, the thesis shows the establishment of Tsinghua University and ABISP students’ study and life in Tsinghua and the United States. Then the thesis introduces those who made outstanding contributions or achievements in Chinese higher education such as administrators, founders, teachers, and pioneers. Through the analysis, we can find how Shandong ABISP students engaged in and affected Chinese higher education.