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Canton hospital: the first Western hospital in China
Canton hospital, also known as Canton Pok Tsai Hospital, was founded in 1835, by American missionary doctor Dr. Peter Parker, as an ophthalmic hospital. Under the support of American board and Canton business men, the hospital was the first and the most famous charitable missionary hospital in South China at that time...
The first Chinese student graduating from America
Yung Wing was born at Nanping, Xiangshan County (presently Zhuhai City), Guangdong in 1828. Graduating from Yale College in 1854 and having been sponsored by Samuel Robbins Brown, Yung became the first Chinese student to graduate from a U.S. university...