Bulletin Vol. 11 No. 1 Aug–Sep1974

T H E C H I N E SE U N I V E R S I T Y OF H O NG K O NG THE U N I V E R S I TY BULLETIN VOLUME ELEVEN AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 1974 NUMBER ONE CONTENTS Asian-United States Educators Con- ference 1 Exhibition o f Literati Paintings from Japan 2 External Examiners 2 Examination News 4 Gifts and Donations 5 Personalia 5 Staff Profiles 5 Cultural Events 5 Comings & Goings 6 College News 7 AS I AN-UNI TED STATES EDUCATORS CONFERENCE The University o f Hong Kong and this University jointly hosted an Asian-United States Educators Conference hel d from 4th to 9th August. This was the fourth in a series of conferences sponsored by the Council on Higher Education for Asia and the United States, a division of the Institute of International Education (I.I.E.), with a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. of New York. The Council was established at a meeting in Hong Kong in June 1970. Since then, the Council has held conferences in Nara , Japan (June 1971 ), Jogjakarta, Indonesia (July 1972), and in Chiangmai , Thailand (July 1973). It is the conviction of both the I.I.E. and The Henry Luce Foundation that the future development of the Asian countries will to a considerable extent reflect the thinking and action of the intellectual leadership in Asian universities and that every effort should be made to bring this leadership element into frequent contact with its counterpart in the United States. The basic purpose of the conference programme is to set in motion a regular exchange of ideas and experiences among this group of educators. To encourage frank, open and informal dialogue, the number of participants is kept small and conference discussions are off-the-record. Selection of participants is based largely on personal qualifications; no one is expected to represent his or her institution or country in any formal or official way. The emphasis is on free communication of trained minds in an unconstrained atmosphere, permitting the development of personal friendships as well as professional contacts. The agenda for the Hong Kong conference focussed attention o n three topics. First, equality and development in higher education. Discussions centre d around two problems which university educators of both the Asian countries and the United States have been very much concerned about : (1) the problem of how societies divided by barriers of race, language and culture can provide equal opportunities at the higher education level for members of all the groups ; and (2) the relationships between political authorities who provide funding and academic authorities who mus t preserve autonomy and academic freedom. Second, analysis of two institutions of higher education in the region: Tsukuba University in Japan and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Third, mechanisms and procedures for institutional