「The war ended in 1901 when a treat was signed. Among other things the treaty stipulated that China was to pay the powers the sum of approximately 500 million ounces of silver a staggering amount in those days .
About ten ears later, in a typically American gesture , the U>S>, decided to return to China her share of he sum. The money was used to set up a Fund which financed a University, the Tsinghua University, and a fellowship program for students to study in the U.S., I was a direct beneficiary of both two projects.
As I stand here today and tell you about these.I am hervy with an awareness of the fact that I am in mote than one sense a product of both the Chinese and Western cultures, inharmony and in conflict. I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devote to modern science m a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.」