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Zhang Baixi Museum to open in October

Updated: 2017-08-03

 

A museum dedicated to the life and works of Zhang Baixi, known as the "father of universities" is set to open in October, in Weixia village, Changsha, in the grounds of his former residence.

 

Zhang was a Chinese government official during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) who became the president of both Peking University and the Beijing Normal University.

 

Widely known for initiating education reform, Zhang took part in formulating the first set of regulations for universities in China and creating the first modern Chinese education system.

 

The year of 2017 marks the 170th birthday of the renowned thinker and educator.

 

Covering an area of 100 square meters, the Zhang Baixi Museum will feature three show rooms, showcasing the important moments in his life, his calligraphy works and paintings and some of the artifacts he left behind.

 

Apart from the exquisite exhibition gallery, a 2,000 square-meter square is being built, to be named after Zhang Baixi, with a pavilion, stone tablet inscribed with his poems and statue to be added.

 

Source: Changsha Evening News