The University Archives is proud to introduce a new digital collection. The digital version of Chinese University Newsletter is available for browsing and searching online through the CUHK Library Digital Repository website. (Campus or CUHK VPN (Virtual Private Network) access only).
First published in 1973, the Chinese University Newsletter was compiled by the General and Public Affairs Section of the University Registry. The publication was a channel to expedite communication among the various units of the University. Information on University developments, announcements and activities were the core of the Newsletter. Since December 1989, it was continued by CUHK Newsletter and the Publication Office of the University Secretariat was responsible for the production. In 2005, the editorial role was carried on by the Information Services Office. The new design is attractive and the contents is plentiful nowadays. Please follow this link (https://www.iso.cuhk.edu.hk/english/pub/newsletter) to read the current issue.
In addition to information about campus works, visiting scholars, talks, exhibitions, and staff development programs, interesting news can be found in the Newsletter. The first University telephone directory was published in 1973. The famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma, nephew of our former Vice-Chancellor Dr CM Li, visited the University in 1977. Perhaps due to overcrowding of the fish pond of the Institute of Chinese Studies, a sale was held in 1977 to find new owners of 400 tails of brocade carp. Revision of teaching timetable, joint admissions for the universities and recruitment of Vice-Chancellor were announced in the 1980s.
With the largest campus in Hong Kong, CUHK started to form its community during the early days. The Newsletter shows growth records of this community. The swimming pool, bookstore and barbershop were open in 1973. Hang Seng Bank commenced service in 1974. The supermarket started to operate in 1981. School bus is every CUHK members daily. From the Newsletter, we notice that there were only two routes in 1975.
Let’s check out the Chinese University Newsletter, to discover more of CUHK.