China at the MBL: 1920-1945

In 1920, the first Chinese student entered a course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Since then, thousands of Chinese scientists have passed through Woods Hole, leaving an indelible mark on the history of the MBL. The MBL, in return, has often had just as sizeable an impact on these students and researchers, especially during the early years, when through the MBL, the leaders of various fields of biology in China were trained. This exhibit documents several poignant examples of the impact that the MBL has had on the Chinese scientists who have passed through the community, and on the development of the biological sciences in China.