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A lifetime in academia : an autobiography by Rayson Huang.

Author: Rayson Huang
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Expanded 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Huang, Rayson.
Lifetime in academia.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011467145
Named Person: Rayson Huang; Rayson Huang
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rayson Huang
ISBN: 9789888053711 988805371X
OCLC Number: 763161259
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 209 pages) : illustrations
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 Only11 --
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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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.

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