The University Influence

Many American Conservatives and most Sinophobes probably won’t want to learn this but millions of Chinese students from Communist China have attended American universities and colleges and earned degrees.

Many of these students return to mainland China influenced by what they learned in America.

Imagine, when China’s growth to become a modern nation is complete, the country might turn into a republic and/or democracy influenced by America’s “so-called” socialist, liberal institutions of higher education.

I’m sure members of the GOP and the Christian Coalition would much rather have educated these Chinese citizens in conservative Christian colleges and universities. Too bad.

Next time you visit USC, MIT, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford or UCLA, look around.  How many Chinese faces do you see?

In USA Today, there is a piece about Chinese college students flocking to U.S. campuses and says that last year alone, 98,510 Chinese graduate and undergraduate students poured into U.S. colleges and universities lured by China’s emphasis on academic achievement and the prestige of U.S. higher education.

However, this did not start recently and it isn’t free. In fact, it costs a lot of money for a foreign student to attend a college or university in the U.S.

Since the door out of China opened as early as 1980, more than a million Chinese students have graduated from the U.S. and returned to China, which may explain China’s Sexual Revolution in the late 1990s.

It might shock Americans to realize that most of the people in China that have the money to send their children to the US belong to the Communist Youth League or the Communist Party so many of the children of China’s leaders have lived in and been educated in the U.S.

No wonder, China wants to be the next America and people in China stand in line to eat at Pizza Hut.

In fact, if there was a revolution in China to replace the Communist Party, don’t be surprised if the survivors moved to America where many already own houses and have bank accounts.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of China’s republic, was sent to Hawaii in 1879 where he studied science and Christianity in college.


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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