This year marks the 100th anniversary of Tsinghua University and the Tsinghua University Post Office, one of the oldest functioning post offices in China. Established in 1911, it was largely overlooked during Tsinghua University’s centennial until the Haidian post office, an affiliate, launched an effort to collect artifacts and historical remnants from the post office’s past.
Liu Jingmin, the section chief of the Haidian Post Office, said that although the post office is located in the campus it is not part of the university. “Like Tsinghua University, the post office was established by using the boxer indemnity returned from the US government,” she explained. “Now we are looking forward to every possible information that the public might provide us that helps us reorganize its historical profiles.” This is surely an exciting task for her and her colleagues, yet it has not been proved easy since the beginning. “We have a little information about it at present,” she said. “We don’t even have a picture related to any of its old stuff.”
There are few people who still know about its past. Of them is the 90-year-old Sun Yusheng who used to work in the Tsinghua Post Office as the head official from 1975 to 1979. Sun still vividly remembered what it was like at that time.
Link to article: http://en.huanqiu.com/beijing/life/edu-tech/2011-03/633338.html
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