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     The monument to Feng Ru pictured above is found on the campus of the Beihang University. According to the introductory remarks on one of their webpages,
"Beihang University (BUAA), was founded in 1952. It was the first university of aeronautical and astronautical science and technology in China.
     Beihang University (BUAA), was founded in 1952. It was the first university of aeronautical and astronautical science and technology in China.
     For nearly half a century, BUAA, the cradle of aeronautics and astronautics engineers, has provided more than 70,000 senior aerospace professional students to China and other nations, and has made a great contribution to China’s scientific research and economic development. It has achieved some firsts in aeronautical and astronautical history of China: the first Academic Department of Rocketry, the first light passenger aircraft--"Beijing No. 1", the first space exploration rocket --"Beijing No.2", the first unmanned aircraft --"Beijing No.5".
     In the 1950s, BUAA was ranked among the 15 key universities of the country.
     In the mid 1980s, it was one of the 15 key universities and was one of the 22 universities who received permission for the establishment of a graduate school.
     In the 1990s, BUAA was ranked among the 14 key universities in China.
At the beginning of 1995, BUAA was one of the first 15 key universities that entered the State’s "Project 211". Address: 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District
Telephone: 86 10 8231 7686
Beihang University (BUAA)

from The China Aviation Museum
Introductory paragraph from website
     "China Aviation Museum is about 40 miles north of Beijing and located in the foot of fascinating Xiao Tang Hill (XiaoTangShan) in Chang Ping County. On November 11, 1989, it was opened to the public in the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army."
     In addition to a general discussion of the collection of some 200 airplanes in the museum, you will find a paragraph which relates the history of Feng Ru, accompanied by a photograph of a replica of his Feng Ru No. 2 aeroplane.
     To access the English version of this website, which is only one of many offered by the China Internet Information Center, click on the title above.

China's modern history is told through its aviation museum
by Bruce Kennedy CNN Interactive
     This page on the CNN website offers a nice description of a visit to the China Aviation Museum. Of special interest is a picture of the Feng Ru No. 2 replica, which is capable of enlargment, although it is very dark. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

Title Page

     This website, which is written entirely in Russian, appears to be the description of a visit to the China Aviation Museum by a Russian visitor. It does include a paragraph devoted to Feng Ru in which you will find a few unique details of his of his life, even though I found them a bit difficult to understand in a machine-translated version.
     "The flying life of designer proved to be brief - on 25 August 1912- GO it broke on its apparatus in yantange the province Of guangzkhoy.There was to it only 29 years.Feng RU did bury with the honors as the creator of national aviation, and?replika?the aircraft of?Feng RU II?the exposure of museum now is opened/disclosed."
     You can access the site, in the original Russian, by clicking on the title above.
     If you are sufficiently intrigued by the subject matter and want to read a machine-translated version, you can copy the URL and paste it into the Babel Fish program. It won't translate the whole page, but I think you will enjoy sampling the first half ot the article.

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