The development of the higher education in China is strongly related to Chinese history and its international status. As a result, most of the Chinese universities are born in the Republic of China (1912-1949) and the late Qing Dynasty (1840 – 1911) when China fought against imperialism and strived for independent.
Guangdong’s Ji’nan University is the first state-funded university aims to provide higher education to overseas Chinese. It is also the first university to enroll international students.
Ji’nan university is the predecessor of the Ji’nan Academy in Nanjing, built in 1906, Qing Dynasty. It is officially renamed ‘National Jinan University’ in 1927.
Following are other most historic universities in China.