Posted by Amy the Archivist on September 3, 2008
When did the first students from China come to RPI? This question was asked during our open house event recently. A quick answer was readily available in an alumni directory, but my curiosity was piqued and I decided to dig a little deeper to find out who these students were. Two students from Guangzhou (once referred to as Canton) arrived at RPI in the fall of 1878 and roomed together at a boarding house on Second St. The students names are listed as Kwok S.