Zhejiang University is an institution of higher learning with a long history and an outstanding reputation. It is located in Hangzhou, a famous historical and cultural city and scenic tourist destination in China. The predecessor of Zhejiang University, Qiushi Academy, was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest new-style colleges and universities founded by the Chinese themselves. In 1928, it was named National Zhejiang University. During the Anti-Japanese War, the Zhejiang University moved westward, running schools in Zunyi, Meitan, Guizhou and other places for seven years, and moved back to Hangzhou in the autumn of 1946.