Respect for the past

A delegation of Chinese school students on an exchange visit to Merchiston Castle School, visited the Confucius Institute to pay their respects to an historic graduate.

The visiting students from the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong province were thrilled to meet Huang Kuan who achieved his doctorate in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, 150 years ago. The two-metre high bronze of Huang Kuan was donated to the Confucius Institute by the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong province in recognition of his importance as the first Chinese graduate of any European university.

Zhuhai Secondary Shool and Merchiston Castle School are Sister Schools. They are working on future long term student exchange programmes.

Students Zhuhai