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A 1946 picture shows a rare moment of relaxation during George Marshall’s foredoomed mediation campaign between the Communist and Nationalist Forces in China. Second from the left stands China’s future leader for twenty-seven years, Mao Zedong.…

Dr. Chang explaining his Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (left) and Nimbus (right) satellite designs for NASA to the Catholic University of America's Rector McDonald.

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A rare photo in 1975 shows Tsinghua University’s Jeffersonian auditorium during the Cultural Revolution. The Chinese characters above the main entrance repeat the mantra of the decade: “Long Live Chairman Mao.” Dr. Chang might have noticed this…

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An interview of Dr. Chang that appeared in the February, 1973 issue of the Catholic University's Envoy magazine.

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This photo captures the fervor and madness in the beginning of the Cultural Revolution: on August 24, 1966, students in Beijing clamored to tear down Tsinghua University’s western-styled gate, established in 1911. A giant statue of Mao would replace…

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Ludwig Prandtl (German scientist), Tsien Hsue-sen (Chinese scientist), Theodore von Kármán (Hungarian-American scientist). Prandtl served for Germany; von Kármán and Tsien served for US Army; after 1956, Tsien served for China (Tsien was deported by…
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