Ginling Women's University

Jinling College (also known as Jinling Women's University and Jinling Women's College of Arts and Sciences, 金陵女子文理学院, 金陵女子大学) was a Christian university founded in 1913 in Nanjing, China. It was the first university granting bachelor's degrees to female students in China.

During the Nanking Massacre, the college harbored up to 10,000 women who tried to hide from the Japanese Imperial Army. Wu Yi-Fang, who earned a doctorate degree from the University of Michigan in 1928, was the first female college president in China, heading Jinling College from 1928-51 before it merged with the University of Nanking in 1951.

  • Jinling Girls' High School(金陵女子高級中學) in Taipei was founded by alumnae of Jinling Women's University in 1956.
  • Jinling College (金陵女子学院) was re-founded at its original site by Nanjing Normal University and the alumnae of Jinling Women's University in 1987.

External links

  • Ginling College, Biographical Note at the Smith College Archives

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