The Historical Contributions and Reality Reflections of the Boxer Indemnity Between China and Britain to Cultural and Educational Affairs in the Republic of China

Hongqi JIA

Abstract


According to the rules in “The British Boxer Indemnity Interest Expense Standards” between China and Britain, the sum money of interests should be used in permanent memorial cultural and educational affairs. Although it lasted for a short period, the cultural and educational affairs it sponsored were various, such as aiding cultural constructions financially, supporting higher education and research facilities, selecting government-supported students to study in Britain, encouraging the publishment of textbooks, and supporting education in rural and border areas etc.. These strategies pushed forward the “balanced” development in education and improved the overall education level. Some strategies still have enlightening influence on the cultural and educational development condition nowadays.

 


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The Boxer Indemnity between China and Britain; Cultural and educational affairs; Historical contributions

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9191

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