Yunnan University is located in Kunming，a city noted for its mild climate in southwest China. It started as a privately-run institution called “University of the Eastern Land” which began enrollment in April 1923. It is one of the earliest universities in southwest China. Over the past eight decades or more, the University has made brilliant accomplishments. Particularly during the period of time when Xiong Qinglai was the president（1937-1949）, a cluster of distinguished scholars came to teach at the University. Then the University became prestigious at home and abroad, and in 1946, it was recognized by the Concise Encyclopedia Britannica as one of the fifteen world-renowned universities in China. Over the past few years, Yunnan University has enjoyed the most favorable period of progress thanks to its reform practices.