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Centre for Chinese Classical Learning Opens

(From left) Ms. Elsie Leung, Mrs. Fung Sun-kwan, Mr. Fung Sun-kwan, Mr. Tsang Tak-sing, Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Prof. Leung Yuen-sang, and Dr. Tang Lap-kwong

With the generous donation of HK$10 million from the Fung Sun Kwan Chinese Arts Foundation, CUHK has established the new Centre for Chinese Classical Learning under the Faculty of Arts. The donation will be used to support the operation of the centre in the first five years and for the promotion of Chinese classical learning and traditional Chinese values and virtues.

Participated by over 100 distinguished guests from the academic, religious, education and commercial sectors, the inauguration ceremony of the centre was held on 3 March at Cho Yiu Hall of CUHK. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs; Ms. Elsie Leung, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee of Standing Committee of National People’s Congress; Mr. Fung Sun-kwan, chairman of the Fung Sun Kwan Chinese Arts Foundation; Mrs. Fung Sun-kwan, secretary-general of the Fung Sun Kwan Chinese Arts Foundation; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Leung Yuen-sang, Dean of the Faculty of Arts; and Dr. Tang Lap-kwong, director of the Centre for Chinese Classical Learning. In addition, Prof. Zhang Jian, director of the Promotion Committee of the International Confucian Association; Prof. Peng Lin, director of the Research Center of Chinese Classics of Tsinghua University; and Prof. Lee Chack-fan, director of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole were also invited to give speeches at the ceremony.

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