University of Shanghai

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This article is about a former university in Shanghai. For the unrelated university with a similar name, see Shanghai University.
University of Shanghai
滬江大學
Shanghai College 1906.jpg
Motto 信义勤爱
Active 1906–1952
Type Private university
Religious affiliation Baptist
President Liu Zhan'en
Location Shanghai, China

University of Shanghai, also known as Shanghai College and Hujiang University (Chinese: 滬江大學), was a university established by the American Baptist Missionary Union and the Southern Baptist Convention in Shanghai.

History[edit]

During the Boxer Rebellion in 1900, the Central China Mission of the American Southern Baptist Convention and the East China Mission of the American Baptist Missionary Union (Northern Baptists) gathered in Shanghai. The two missions collaborated for higher education, establishing the Shanghai Baptist Theological Seminary in 1906 and Shanghai Baptist College in 1909. The two were combined in 1911 to form "Shanghai Baptist College and Theological Seminary" (上海浸會大學). The name "University of Shanghai" (滬江大學) was adopted when it was registered with the Chinese Government in 1929.

In 1952, University of Shanghai was merged into East China Normal University and other universities in Shanghai.