Xiamen University was founded in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee, a famous overseas Chinese patriot, who was acclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong as the banner of the overseas Chinese and the glory of the nation. It is the first university founded by an oversea Chinese in China's modern education history, as well as one of the key high-level university in China.
With an area of nearly 1.46 million square meters, Xiamen University is permeated with strong academic atmosphere and cultural flavor, and boasts picturesque campus. The university embraces some scenic spots, such as Lotus Lake and Lover Valley Reservoir, with a tranquil and romantic atmosphere. The old buildings in Xiamen University include Qingshui Walls and glazed rooftops, displaying the unique features, and being a typical model of the combination of the Chinese and the West styles. Besides, the Jiannan Auditorium and Shangcian Stadium are very gorgeous. In the June every year when phoenix flowers are in full bloom, making the campus becomes a red sea. While graduates will leave the university, and at this time the whole campus is full of an atmosphere of sadness and beauty.
In the campus of Xiamen University stand the Human Museum and the Memorial Hall of Lu Xun. The former holds the cultural relics and data on human beings from the pre-history period to modern times, especially the cultural relics reflecting the South Fujian and Taiwan cultures in ancient times and the historical traces of Quanzhou's Overseas communications, with special features and a high value. The memorial Hall of Lu Xun consists of the old residence of Lu Xun when teaching at Xiamen University, and four exhibition halls displaying his life experience and respectful trait characters. After a tour of the beautiful campus, tourists are suggested visiting the precious exhibitions, which are very informative.