Public Holiday Closed
Suggested time for visit
A brief tour at New Asia History Gallery will offer you a wonderful overview of the university’s history. From the list of founders and the earliest teachers served at the university, a brief introduction of the College’s first principal, Ch’ien Mu, and a number of scholars from the Mainland, to the College in wartime. Eminent scholars once served at the College, such as Ch’ien Mu who taught Chinese history, Tang Chun-i who taught philosophy, Professor Pikai Tchang who taught economics, and Tsui Shu Chin who taught political studies. In the more recent period, the College boasts a stellar list of teaching staff including Yu Ying Shi, the renowned writer, Jao Tsung-I, the master painter; Luo Hsiang Lin; Wu Tsun Xing, the former Minister of Education in Taiwan; and Professor Yeo Chi King. Adopting the Chinese characters for “sincerity” and “intelligence” as its motto, and a crest design based on Confucius’s question on manners from Analects, the College spirit of “overcoming hardships with spirit” is revealed in this exhibition.
A two-storey building, the museum is divided into three exhibition sections, i.e. Kweilin Street period (1949-1956), Farm Road period (1956 to 1973), and Sha Tin period (1973 until now). Located at Cheng Ming Building, the upper floor includes the Vice-chancellor’s office and the fine art classroom, while on the two sides are the Hui Cultural Museum and the Yale-China Association, the latter a sponsor of the Lung Po campus facilities. When the museum was first built, it relied on a number of furniture items donated by the New Asia Institute of Advanced Studies and the New Asia Middle School. Not only has it revived some of the classroom settings in the early days, it also houses a collection of historic items such as school hymn books, school teaching manuscripts and school magazines.