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06 Oct 2007 - 11 Nov 2007

The School of Chinese, and the University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong are pleased to present an exhibition celebrating 80th Anniversary of the School of Chinese. On display will be a selection of documents and old photographs of the school including letters and original manuscripts of renowned scholars, periodicals, students' theses as well as photographs of teachers and students' activities over the past 80 years. The exhibits have been chosen to give viewers a deeper understanding of the development of the school over the past eighty years.

Many renowned scholars have served in the school since 1927. Their major contributions lie in the cultivation of talented students in Chinese learning, and the development of Chinese language education. When the school was still in its infancy, the study of Chinese mainly focused on the Chinese Classics, history, literature and poetry. In the 1930s, courses in Daoist history and Chinese ethnology were also offered. Since the 1950s, courses have continued to include the fields of Chinese archaeology and fine arts. In the 1960s, new courses such as Chinese translation, modern literature and modern Chinese language teaching were introduced. Hence, an all round Chinese education encompassing the disciplines of Chinese literature, history, philosophy and translation have been accomplished.


Mr. Cai Yuanpei (the first Vice-Chancellor of the Peking University)

with the Chinese Department at Main Building (1931)

(Photo courtesy of the School of Chinese, HKU) 


Teachers and students (1938)

(Photo courtesy of the School of Chinese, HKU) 

One of the earliest students' Chinese history examination paper (1915) 

(Photo courtesy of the School of Chinese, HKU)

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