Bulletin Vol. 9 No. 8 Jul 1973

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y 〇 F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN VOLUME NINE JULY, 1973 NUMBER EIGHT CONTENTS Contributions from The Asia Foundation 1 Recent Developments at Benjamin Franklin Centre 3 Exhibition of Landscape Paintings by Kwangtung Artists 3 Honour for Vice-Chancellor 3 Gifts to the University 4 Personalia 4 Staff Profiles 4 Lectures 5 Comings & Goings 5 College News 6 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE ASIA FOUNDATION The Chinese University of Hong Kong has, since its establishment, received substantial assistance from private and public sources, both local and overseas, which supplement Hong Kong Government grants and assist in its physical and academic development. The Asia Foundation, which has played a unique role in the University's development with strategic and timely grants, is one of these donors. Throughout the years, its representatives, have consistently worked closely with the University and helped it grow. The most significant of The Asia Foundation's contributions was made even before the University was established. As long ago as the 1950’s, the Foundation saw the need for a second institution of higher learning in Hong Kong. It made vital grants to Chung Chi, New- Asia and United Colleges, which today are the Foundation Colleges of The Chinese University. When the Hong Kong Government accepted the Fulton Report and decided to establish The Chinese University of Hong Kong, it was the San Francisco- based Asia Foundation which helped the Hong Kong authorities arrange with the University of California at Berkeley to grant a leave of absence to a professor chosen to become the first Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Choh- Ming Li. Building Programme Fittingly, The Asia Foundation played an important role when funds were sought for the first building on the University's new Shatin campus. It was the Foundation which provided the necessary matching funds from the private sector to enable The Chinese University to qualify for a United States Government grant for the construction of the Benjamin Franklin Centre. Academic and Research Programme The Asia Foundation has been especially responsive to innovative projects geared to local needs.