Bulletin Vol. 7 No. 5 Jan 1971

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN VO L UME SEVEN J ANUAR Y 1971 NUMBER F I VE C O N T E N TS Page Institute of Chinese Studies 1 Eighth General Conference and S eminar of ASA I HL 2 Translation Programme 4 Gifts to the University 6 University's First Track and Fiel d Meet 7 Personalia 8 Staff Profiles 8 Comings and Goings 9 College News 9 I n s t i t u te of Ch i nese St ud i es A new building for the Institute of Chinese Studies has just been completed at the University campus site in Shatin. The two-storey building, which has an area o f 15,000 square feet, is a donation by the Lee Hysan Estate Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong in memory of the late Mr. Lee Hysan. The construction costs alone amounted to 1.8 million Hong Kong dollars and the entire costs of the building, including interior decoratio n and furnishing, could reach two million, and will be borne completely by the donor. One of the many outstanding features of the Institute is the marble-floored Art Gallery which revolves in several levels varied in height. The Gallery, which wil l be used for teaching by the Fine Arts Department of New Asia College and for exhibitions of works of Chinese art and books, has two specially designed structures o n the roof which direct light inside the Galler y towards north so there will be no damage to the displayed articles. Another outstanding feature is a traditional Chinese style courtyard in th e middle of the structure. The courtyard has willow trees , rocks and a pond with goldfish and water lilies. On the ground floor are classrooms, offices for the Research Associates and a lecture theatre (equipped with film projector) which seats 108. The first floor includes the Director's office, Professors' offices, seminar rooms, reading room, reception room and an office for editing. The basement of the Institute i s used for storing and repairing books and art articles . The Institute, established on 1st November, 1967, comprises seven research divisions: Early and Medieval History, Modern History , Philosophy and Intellectual History, Linguistics and Literature, Relations with South East Asia, Special Projects, and Contemporary Studies. The various divisions will move into the new building in the near future. The building will temporarily hous e other units of the University, including the Graduate School, Lingnan Institute of Business Administration, Chines e Linguistics Research Centre and Economi c Research Centre. Research Projects Research projects in Chinese Studies undertaken by the University's own academic members are in different stages of development. One such