Bulletin No. 2, 2013

This issue of the CUHK Bulletin is the second golden jubilee edition. As in the last edition, we will give away offprints so readers can revisit the early days of the University. Offprint (II) comprises extracts from Volume 1 No. 7 (January 1965) to Volume 6 No. 1 (September 1969) of the CUHK Bulletin —five years which bore witness to the planning and construction of the new Shatin campus and the University’s moving into it; the establishment of important teaching and administration offices; the appointment of University officers; the development of the undergraduate curriculum and the recognition it received; the beginnings of the graduate and the extramural curricula; fresh teaching initiatives in response to new developments; and the many links which the University had the foresight to secure with academic institutions overseas. Due to limited space, only the most representative activities and developments were selected. Half a century ago, under the elitist education system of the colonial government, our founders had the vision to found a university that brings together China and the West. To quote the words of the founding Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Choh-ming Li at the University’s Fourth Congregation, it’s been a ‘long and arduous road’. But thanks to the foundations laid by our forefathers, not only did the Chinese University make it, it has travelled through its first 50 years with faith and confidence, and will continue to do so for many 50 years to come. While sor ting through the back issues of the Bulletin , we stumbled upon minor editorial errors at times. Yet our wish was to present the historical document s as they are, so the editing team chose not to correct the errors. If the current issues of the Bulletin are used as offprints half a century later, we hope they will receive the same treatment.