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Peking University is a public and a major Chinese research university in Beijing and a member of the C9 League. It founded as the Imperial University of Peking in 1898 as the replacement of the ancient Taixue or Guozijian. It is categorized as the first modern national university in China. It had become a center for progressive thought in 1920. This university is renowned for its campus grounds and the beauty of its traditional Chinese architecture.
Peking University is ranked as the top higher learning institution in mainland China alongside Tsinghua University. It was influential in the birth of China’s New Culture Movement, May Fourth Movement, the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989. It has educated and hosted by modern Chinese thinkers such as Lu Xun, Mao Zedong, GuHongming, Hu Shih, Li Dazhao, and Chen Duxiu. This university’s campus site is near the Summer Palace and the Old Summer Palace.