An 83-year-old Harry Edmonds, the founder of International House, in front of I-House Taipei on his 1966 world tour. Photo: courtesy of Alice Lewthwaite.

International House: how an anonymous Chinese student sparked a century of cultural exchanges

  • A chance encounter outside a Columbia University library in New York planted seed for global movement celebrating multiculturalism
  • Alumni of the worldwide academic accommodation initiative include architect I.M. Pei and Nigerian author Chinua Achebe
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An 83-year-old Harry Edmonds, the founder of International House, in front of I-House Taipei on his 1966 world tour. Photo: courtesy of Alice Lewthwaite.
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