Ceremony for the establishment of
Peng Endowment Fund
12 June 2008
The University received a recent
donation in the amount of HK$10 million from Mr. Zhang Da Peng, President of Y.
Cee Chemicals Ltd. and a novelist. This donation
is designated for the
establishment of ˇ§The Dream
of the Red Chamber Award: The Worldˇ¦s Distinguished Novel in Chinese ˇV Zhang Da
Peng Endowment Fundˇ¨.
The Fund will be used to support
the continuous running of
the Award, which aims to
encourage the publication of excellent Chinese novels worldwide and to recognize
outstanding Chinese novels by writers from around the world to enhance standards
of Chinese novel-writing. The awardee receives a cash award of HK$300,000, the
highest cash prize for a contest of this kind.
In appreciation of Mr. Zhang Da
Pengˇ¦s unfailing support towards the University, a recognition ceremony was held
on 12 June 2008. Officiating at the Ceremony were Mr. Zhang Da Peng,
President of the Y. Cee Chemicals Ltd.; Professor Ng Ching-Fai, President and
Vice-Chancellor; Professor Chung Ling, Dean of Arts; and Professor Xu Zi-dong,
Department of Chinese of Lingnan University. In his address,
Professor Ng Ching-Fai expressed
his sincere appreciation to Mr.
Zhang for his ardent support towards the University and he proudly
announced that the Award would be organized continuously.
The ceremony was
well-attended by supporters and friends of HKBU and staff. Also present at the
ceremony were Mrs. Zhang Gu Sheng Mei, spouse of Mr. Zhang; Ms. Vivi Yeh,
representative of the Mr. & Mrs. Yeh Mou Chong Charitable Trust; Professor Mr. Xu Zi-dong,
Department of Chinese of Lingnan University; Mr. Lo Loong, Vice-President of the
Federation of Hong Kong Writers.
Professor Ng Ching-Fai, President and Vice-Chancellor,
receives a donation cheque of HK$10 million from Mr. Zhang Da
Professor Ng Ching-Fai presents a souvenir to Mr. Zhang Da Peng
(From left) Professor Xu Zi-dong, Mr. Andy Lee, Professor Ah Chung Tsoi,
Professor Franklin Luk, Professor Ng Ching-Fai, Mr. Zhang Da
Mrs. Zhang Gu Sheng Mei and Professor Chung Ling pose for a group photo
In his address, Professor Ng Ching-Fai thanks Mr. Zhang Da Peng
for his generous support towards the University
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