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The 43rd Congregation of Lingnan University

15 Nov 2012

Group photo at the Lingnan University 43rd Congregation: (front row from left) Treasurer Mrs Loretta Shuen, Doctor of Social Sciences Prof Jagdish N Bhagwati, Doctor of Social Sciences Prof Liu Mingkang, Council Chairman The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, Doctor of Laws Dr Wong Yan-lung, Dr of Social Sciences Dr John Chan Cho-chak, President Chan Yuk-Shee and (back row) members of the senior management.
Group photo at the Lingnan University 43rd Congregation: (front row from left) Treasurer Mrs Loretta Shuen, Doctor of Social Sciences Prof Jagdish N Bhagwati, Doctor of Social Sciences Prof Liu Mingkang, Council Chairman The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, Doctor of Laws Dr Wong Yan-lung, Dr of Social Sciences Dr John Chan Cho-chak, President Chan Yuk-Shee and (back row) members of the senior management.
 

At the 43rd Congregation of Lingnan University today, the Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP, Chairman of the University Council, conferred honorary doctorates on five distinguished individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to education and the well-being of the community. The five recipients are:

  • Prof Liu Mingkang, Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa
  • Prof Jagdish N Bhagwati, Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa
  • Dr John Chan Cho-chak, Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa
  • The Hon Wong Yan-lung, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
  • Dr Ann Hui On-wah, Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa

Speaking on behalf of the honorary graduates, Dr the Hon Wong Yan-lung encouraged the graduates not to dread and downplay the different and opposing views of others. He said, “For what have been advocated, though unpleasant or incomplete, may well be an integral feature of the entire truth.” He added, “Do not be satisfied with the first impression, the superficial or the hearsay. Discover the truth by doing your own search; test the propositions; go out and see the world for yourself, walk the thousand miles.”

President Chan Yuk-Shee also congratulated the graduates for their achievements. He spoke about the importance of facing one’s failure, "No matter what direction your life takes, don’t let temporary setbacks stunt your determination. Failures can help us understand we don’t know all we need to know. Once we realise our inadequacy, we can start a new journey of seeking new knowledge and meaning in life."

A total of 1,171 students were awarded bachelor’s degrees, postgraduate diplomas, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees at the 43rd Congregation.

 

 
Attachments:
  1. Citation of Prof Liu Mingkang, Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa (translated from Chinese)
  2. Citation of Prof Jagdish N Bhagwati, Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa (English original)
  3. Citation of Dr John Chan Cho-chak, Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa (English original)
  4. Citation of Dr Wong Yan-lung, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (English original)
  5. Citation of Dr Ann Hui On-wah, Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa (translated from Chinese)
  6. Address by Dr Wong Yan-lung, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (English original)