An Article from "The Builder"  A Journal for the Architect and Constructor 1924

Regarding the design of Chengtu University - Fred Rowntree

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The work thus begun in a small way grew rapidly, and now, while the university is not yet in its fifteenth year, the staff numbers sixty-one and the students 146. In addition to these are the students of the middle school, numbering some 300, and when summer-course students are counted the total exceeds 600.

The regular courses laid down by the Chinese Government were followed, and the faculties of arts and science were the first to be organised. But the need for fully trained teachers, preachers and doctors was so great that the faculties of education, religion and medicine were soon added. More recently a department of dentistry has been opened in addition to the more normal medical work.

Main Corridor in Adminstrative Building