With baseball’s World Series starting this week, it’s fitting to pay tribute to the Fall Classic with the Photo of the Week. Featured in this image is a baseball team from an indemnity school, most likely Tsinghua College in Peking, China. Tsinghua College (now Tsinghua University) was created as a preparatory school as part of the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program. The program was a scholarship program to send Chinese students to the United States for study. As a part of the program, students that were being sent to study in America could attend a preparatory school to ready them for the trip. What better way to prepare than to learn about America’s pastime?
Archives Photo of the Week: Baseball
By: Eric Schnittke