Bulletin Vol. 3 No. 2 Sep 1966

includes the President of the Board of Trustees and a number o f persons who are highly distinguished and experienced in th e field of business administration both in the Un i t ed States and Ho ng Kong. A Director has been appointed and the stage is now set for the first course to start in the new academic year 1966/67. I should like to extend a wa rm welcome to the first Director o f the L i n g n an Institute who is also w i t h us today. Professor Maurice Mo o n i tz comes to Ho ng K o n g as a visiting professor f r om the University of California to direc t the Institute in its vital formative period. He is a wo r ld authority on business administration, particularly on accountin g theory and practice, and he is in charge of post-graduate studies of Business Administration in hi s own University. We are extremely fortunate that he has been w i l l i ng and able to come to us. T h e Institute w i l l admit graduates of T h e Chinese University for stud y courses leading to the degree of Master of Commerc e and it w i ll also offer fellowships for research wo rk in Business Administration. I t would, I believe, be difficult to think of an Institute of greater potential benefit to H o ng Ko n g. I n this intensely competitive wo r ld our prosperity in the future w i l l greatly depend on our ability to raise our standards of management and business administration. Towards achieving this aim the L i ngnan Institute of Business Adm i n i s t r a t i on can, and I am confident will, make a vital contribution. Ma y I end by saying again how glad we are to have M r . Yoke Alle n and his fellow Trustees f r om the L i n g n an University w i th us today and how mu ch we appreciate the co-operation and generosity of their Board in makin g it possible for this Inaugural Ceremony to take place. RESEARCH PROJECTS I N THE UNI VERS I TY Of the research projects conducted w i t h in the Institute of Socia l Science and the Humanities of the University announced las t year, one conducted by Professor N . E. Fehl has been completed and published. T h e purpose o f Professor Fehl's Survey of History in Hong Kong Middle and Secondary Schools was t wo f o l d: to explore ways in which T h e Chinese University could serve the schools on the basis of an objective study of History for both the Chinese and English School Certificates, and t o consider the needs of the schools and the education of students as important factors in the development o f a core curriculum in History in T h e Chinese University. T h e survey was conducted among over 100 schools w i t h a total enrolment of over 50,000 students. Altogether 35,000 student questionaires were sent out. T h e survey repor t contains a setting and an analysis of the present situatio n and makes certain recommendations. Un d er Professor Che n Cheng-siang, the University's Geographical Research Centre , financially supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, began a plan to study the H o ng K o n g population in the latter half of 1966. T h e study is expected to terminate by the end of 1967. Several small-scale bu t intensive surveys are planned for next year on traffic flow, commuter movement and the population d u r i ng the day and night, so as to find out the dynamic aspect of the population. Out of this study w i ll come a large number of precise maps, wh i ch are expected to be of considerable value to city planning and socio-economic planning, in particular th e problems of overcrowding in the Colony. Professor Chou Fa-kao's research on Mencian Syntax is near completion, a total of about 30,000 word s thereon having been written . D r . George Wang's Chinese Social Studies — Indexing of Source Material, as well as Sir Lindsay Ride's research project on the History of the Old Protestant Cemetery of Macau and the East India Company in South China during the Period 1800-6G’ are well unde r way. T h e Economic Research Centre, established in Ma r ch 1965 w i t h in th e Institute of Social Science and the Humanities under th e Directorship of Professor K . R . Chou, who has been succeeded by Professor An t h o ny M . Ta n g, Visiting Professor of Economics, has been engaged in the making of projections of Ho ng Kong's demand and suppl y for agricultural products in the next fifteen years in view of the long-term trends in local developments, togethe r w i t h explicit projections of the wo r ld demand for H o ng Kong 's exports and reexports. T h i s is a contract research project supported by the Departmen t of Agriculture of the Un i t ed States Government. U p to this time the Centre's reports on (1) the general economy of H o ng Ko n g, (2) cotton and tobacco (3) wheat and wheat preparations, vegetable oil-seeds and oi l have been completed. Other reports w i ll be available soon. I n addition to the above, a number of new research projects have been initiated. I n the field of history, Professor Fehl has finished his preliminary wo rk on two additional projects, namely, (1) A Lehrbuch and Bibliography in tha History of World History and (2) History of Science in relation to culture in a comparative study of the impact of modern science since the 17th century upo n Asian and Western societies. At the same time , Professor Fehl's study on History of Ho ng K o ng continues. M r . Lee D i n - y i , Senior Lecturer in History at Un i t ed College, continues his study on the History of Sino-American Relations by going into another period, i.e., that of 1901-1932. T he work w i ll cove r about half a m i l l i on words and is designed to be an objective, systematic, critical, analytical and detailed study on this ambiguous, unintelligible and confused but very important period . M r . Lee's project has received the support of the Ha r v a r d - Yen c h i ng Institute. 5