Jiaxing University started in 1914, and the school is located in Jiaxing. It is located in the southeast coast and the center of the Yangtze River Delta. It is connected to Shanghai in the east, Suzhou in the north, Hangzhou in the west and Hangzhou Bay in the south. It has unique geographical advantages, developed industries and economy. Prosperity is the birthplace of the Communist Party of China, the birthplace of Jiangnan culture, the permanent site of the World Internet Conference, and the comprehensive demonstration of the Shanghai demonstration zone in Zhejiang Province.
The university has three campuses, Yuexiu and Lianglin Heping Lake. The campus area is 1853.99 mu, the school building area is 869,700 square meters, the teaching and research equipment is 312 million yuan, the library paper collection is 2.319 million, and the electronic collection is 1.872 million.
There are 17 teaching units, more than 16,500 full-time students, and more than 8,000 students in adult education. There is also an independent college – Nanhu College of Jiaxing College, and nearly 8,000 full-time students of Nanhu College of Jiaxing College.
There are 55 undergraduate majors in the school, including 2 national-level specialties, 1 undergraduate teaching project of the Ministry of Education, 1 national professional certification pilot, 2 national professional certification majors, and 16 provincial-level professional construction majors. The level teacher education innovation project was selected for one major. It has 10 national and provincial experimental teaching platforms. It recruits students from 30 provinces across the country, and cooperates with 62 universities in 18 countries (regions) such as the United States, Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan and Korea to conduct joint research, double-degree study, exchange training, etc., with Zhejiang University of Science and Technology. After 17 units jointly trained graduate students, the initial employment rate of graduates has remained above 96% for many years.
The university has more than 1,600 faculty members and more than 1,060 full-time teachers, including more than 490 deputy teachers and above, more than 530 doctoral degree teachers, and four academicians. The national “100 million talent project” has been selected as a talent and the Ministry of Education. The Excellent Talent Support Program has been selected as three national-level talents, including provincial and young talents with outstanding contributions, provincial “10,000-plan” teaching masters, and provincial “Qianjiang senior talents” special professors and other provincial high-end talents. There are 2 provincial key innovation teams, 4 provincial teaching teams and 12 key technology innovation teams in Jiaxing.
At present, the school is adhering to the school motto of “Founder is a diligent and diligent study”, carrying forward the ethos of “seeking truth and seeking truth”, and is committed to cultivating high-quality applied and compound talents with social responsibility, innovative spirit and practical ability, and vigorously implements “ The four major development strategies: key breakthroughs, connotation enhancement, talent priority, and collaborative innovation, continuously improve applied research capabilities, social service capabilities, cultural heritage and innovation capabilities, and strive to create Jiaxing University and build first-class applied universities.
Wuxi is one of the older cities in the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) delta area. It was originally known as a source of tin, but, by the time the county was founded in 202 BCE under the Xi (Western) Han dynasty (206 BCE–25 CE), the deposits had been exhausted, and the county was named Wuxi (“Without Tin”). From the end of the 3rd century the city was subordinated to the commandery (district under the control of a commander) of Biling (later Changzhou) and remained so except for a brief interval under the rule of the Yuan (Mongol) dynasty (1206–1368), when it was made an independent prefecture.
Wuxi has traditionally been a centre of the textile industry, being engaged in both cotton textiles and silk reeling. Textile mills were established there as long ago as 1894 and silk filatures (establishments for reeling silk) in 1904. This development was largely the work of Shanghai industrialists, many of whom were originally from Wuxi merchant families. The two cities have had unusually close links, and Wuxi was known colloquially before World War II as “Little Shanghai.” The cotton yarn produced was woven not only in the city itself but also in such nearby canal cities as Changzhou (northwest) and Suzhou (southeast), whereas the silk reeled in the city was mostly woven into cloth in Suzhou and (more recently) in Shanghai. Present-day Wuxi is the one of the greatest silk-reeling centres in China. Cotton textile production is also important and is the city’s largest single industry.
Since 1949 the city’s importance as a national commercial centre has declined, although its role as a distribution and collection hub for the Lake Tai area has continued. An expressway between Shanghai and Nanjing passes through the city area, with two branch roads in the province stretching from the city north to Jiangyin and southwest to Yixing. The local airport provides flight service to several major cities in the country.
In Wuxi, the summers are hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 92°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 99°F.