Lecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China Lecture at Tsinghua University

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The campus of Tsinghua University is located in northwest Beijing, in the Haidian District, which was designated for universities and other academic institutes. It is located on the former site of Qing Dynasty royal gardens and retains Chinese-style landscaping as well as some traditional buildings, but many of its buildings are also in the Western-style, reflecting the American influence in its history. Along with its rival the Peking University, it is known throughout China for having one of the most beautiful campuses. The university's architect T. Chuang, a 1914 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, modeled his designs for the quadrangle and auditorium of Tsinghua on the Illinois campus, specifically imitating Foellinger Auditorium, located on the quad at the University of Illinois.

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