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Lifetime in Academia : An Autobiography by Rayson Huang.

Author/Creator:
Huang, Rayson.
Publication:
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2011.
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Book
1 online resource (259 pages)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Huang, Rayson.
College administrators -- China -- Hong Kong -- Biography.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Rayson Huang began his studies at the University of Hong Kong in 1938. Thirty-four years later, in 1972, he became the University's first Chinese Vice-Chancellor and served in that position until 1986. He sat on the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and on the Drafting Committee that formulated China's Basic Law for Hong Kong after its return to China in 1997. In this lively and frank autobiography, Huang reflects on his diverse university career of almost half a century - in Hong Kong, China, Britain, the United States, Singapore and Malaysia - and on his experiences during World War II, when he moved, as a refugee, into Free China to study and teach. This expanded second edition includes substantial additional material on his childhood, his experiences in occupied Hong Kong, and his activities as vice-chancellor.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 - The Early Years: My Father and Munsang College
2 - University Days and the Siege of Hong Kong
3 - Into Free China as a Refugee: Life in Samkong and Kweilin
4 - To Chungking: The War-time Capital
Institutions - Plate Section
5 - To England via India: Postgraduate Studies at Oxford
6 - Post-Doctoral Training in Chicago
7 - Starting a Career the Hard Way in Singapore
8 - The Emergence of a Chinese University
Grace Huang - Plate Section
9 - A New University in a New Country
10 - Nanyang University: The One and Only
11 - Back to Alma Mater
12 - Post-Retirement Activities
Rayson Huang - Plate Section
Appendices
I - Extracts from a Presidential Address to the General Assembly of the Association of South-East Asian Institutions of Higher Learning
II - Nanyang University Convocation Address
III - The Basic Purpose of Secondary Education: Address by the Vice-Chancellor to the 91st Congregation, the University of Hong Kong
IV - Aspects of the Basic Law: Relationship between the Central Authorities and the Special Administrative Region
Glossary.
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Contributor:
Li, Jun.
Lin, Jing.
Zha, Qiang.
Other format:
Print version: Huang, Rayson Lifetime in Academia
ISBN:
9789888053711
9789888083275
OCLC:
778340236