To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Lingnan University's re-establishment in Hong Kong, two books titled 50 Years of Lingnan Spirit and The Old Spirit in a New Setting — The Hong Kong Story of Lingnan University respectively were published to capture the glorious history, development and achievements of Lingnan University over the past 50 years.
50 Years of Lingnan Spirit
Published by Lingnan University and edited by Prof Lau Chi-pang, Coordinator of the Hong Kong and South China Historical Research Programme of Lingnan University, 50 Years of Lingnan Spirit features 50 prominent Lingnanians including the University’s founders, staff, alumni, students and friends. It gives readers the interviewees’ personal insights and perspectives into how Lingnan was transformed from a modest institution into a leading Asian liberal arts university.
The book presents stories of Lingnan University’s founders who played crucial roles in helping it to achieve different important milestones through the decades – from the Lingnan College in 1967, to a degree-conferring tertiary institution funded by the then University and Polytechnic Grants Committee in 1991, and to a university in 1999. It also includes special stories and fond memories of alumni and their days in Lingnan, and stories of many others whose lives were transformed by Lingnan’s unique liberal arts education.
The Old Spirit in a New Setting－The Hong Kong Story of Lingnan University
This book is published by the Lingnan Education Organization with its Director Dr Simon Wu being the editor, traces the history and development of Lingnan as an institution over the past 50 years, in particularly the extensive contributions made by the Lingnan Education Organization in carrying on the fine traditions of Lingnan education in Hong Kong.
The commemorative books will soon be available for sale at the price of HK$128 each in all Chung Hwa Book Co. They can now be purchased at a discounted price of HK$89 each at the Office of Communications and Public Affairs of Lingnan University. Please click here for details.