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XMU History: Chen Jiageng Tan Kah Kee Founder of Xiamen University Jimei School Village Henry Ford of AsiaXMU Founder Tan Kah Kee (Henry Ford of Asia) Wang Yanan Spirit devoted to Science Tao Dayong HunanWang Yanan --Scientist Lu Xun Father of Modern Chinese Literature founded China's first anthropology museumLu Xun Father of Modern Chinese Lit.
Lim Boon Keng Safe of Singapore Xiamen University PresidentDr. Lim Boon-keng, "Sage of Singapore" Lin Yutang Memorial and Luxun Memorial International writerLin Yutang Lin Yutang Photo Album Memoirs of an Octagenarian Pagan Love and Laughter IronyLin Photo Album Xiamen University Srrength of the SouthXMU--Strength of the Nation (by Dr. Bill & Robin)

Part I History
Chapter 1. Introduction 2 Why Robin?
Best home on the planet, XMU’s many firsts, How I got here
Chapter 2. Tan Kah Kee—Henry Ford of Asia 16
Lee Kongchian, Dr. Lim Boon-keng (Lin Wenqing)
Chapter 3. Sa Ben Dong & XMU in Changting 36
Chapter 4. Changting Tales 62
Passing physicals, Shower disaster, Air attacks, Clock clock,
Chicken picnic, Get girls with Trilogy, Lu Xun’s Liaobiao,
China our Matchmaker
Chapter 5. Great Changes in XMU 78
Chapter 6. Reliving History—Historic Tour of XMU 86
Chapter 7. Overseas Chinese –Gifts That Keep Giving 92 XMU Tower & Cai Yueshi, Everlasting Passion & Shao
Jianyin, Fund, Fidelity & Flowers and Ge Wunxun, Return
to Learn of China and Huang Baoxin
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Part II Xiamen University Today

Chapter 8. Overview of Xiamen University Today 102
Quality staff, quality students, Award-winning facilities,
International school, lifelong learning
Chapter 9. Tour Xiamen University 108
Tour 104 sites, Wang Yanan, Lin Yutang & Luxun Memorials
Chapter 10. International Cooperation 156
Pioneer Ed. for foreigners, Exchanges, Xavier-China, Cross-
Straits exchange, International conferences, OEC, Foundation
, China Studies Program, Andy meets Annie,
Chapter 11. Research Center for S.E. Asian Studies 170
Chapter 12. Taiwan Research Center 174
Practical exchanges, Why Xiamen?, Retiring in Xiamen, Prof.
Chen Kongli, XMU campus life of Taiwan students, 4
generations of XMU Taiwan family
Chapter 13. XMU News Center 196
XMU news center, XMU newspaper, XMU broadcasting
Chapter 14. Welcome Activities & Sports 204
New Student Welcome, Talent scout Xu Shanna, XMU
Sports, Xiamen Int’l Marathon

Part III Departments & Institutes
Chapter 15. School of Economics 218
Zhang Xingguo, Luo Yucong
Chapter 16. Wang Ya’nan Inst. (W.I.S.E.), Hong Yongmiao 224
Chapter 17. School of Management 232
Prof. Ge Jiashu, Ancient Chinese Business Tales
Chapter 18. MBA Center 238
20 Years of MBA, Chen Guang, Zuo Min, Guo Zeli, EMBA,
Lijin, MBA in alumni’s eyes
Chapter 19. School of Foreign Languages & Culture 252
XMU’s Uncle Beard, 3 Lil Pigs, 80th anniversary address
Chapter 20. Higher Education Research 262
Pan Maoyuan, Father of China’s higher education research
Chapter 21. School of Math Sciences 270
Beautiful Minds, Chen Jingrun, Lin Qun, Xie Xide
Chapter 22. Physics & Mech. & Elec. Engineering 280
Hu Guoqing, Wen H. Ko, Cradle of Chinese aviation
Pen-Tung Sah MEMS Research Center (an independent ctr.)
Chapter 23. Chemistry 288
Lu Jiaxi, Top 50, 8 CAS members
Chapter 24. School of Life Sciences 294
Zoology Museum, Lin Shengcai, Tang Chongti, Chen Yiyu,
Lin Peng
Chapter 25. Oceanography & Environ. Science 300
Cradle of Chinese oceanography, Zeng Chengkui, He Daren
Chapter 26. Medical College 306
Medical Breakthroughs, Ancient Chinese doctor tales
Chapter 27. Humanities 310
Lin Yutang-International Chinese author
Chapter 28. School of Arts 320
XMU’s own orchestra?, Chinese-European Art Center,
Tang Sao Yun’s magic brush
Chapter 29. Software School 336
4 XMU Software School grads seek gold
Chapter 30. School of Law 340
China’s 1st Int’l law degrees, UN depository library
Chapter 31. School of Info. Science & Technology 344
Chi Mingmin, Kun Chen
Chapter 32. School of Public Affairs 350
Chapter 33. School of Architecture 352
Chapter 34. Tan Kah Kee College 354
Getting to the campus across the sea
Chapter 35. Beautiful Minds—Dr. Deng Ziji (to be cont’d) 360
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  F鷍i鄋 Fukien Fokyen Ka-ho-san, Chuan-chhu-oa Foochow Big-Hat Toa-bo a mountain about 2,000 feet high within 25 miles of Amoy Su-beng-su Ko-koa (??) [Gaoqi  [Gaoqi--site of Gaoqi International Airport, a small town about three miles northwest from Amoy."  Lam-tai-bu Changchow [Zhangzhou]  Chiang-Chiu Chang-chow and Chuan-chow Zhangpu Ka-ho-san huan-chhu-oa (outskirts of Amoy in hills) The Po-lam Bridge Loh-iu Luoyang ?? Chhah Siang ? Hu鞉an Pu-Nan Pho-Lam ?? 30 miles upriver from Amoy Chiang Kai-Shek. Chee-ang Khy-sheck Jiang Jieshi DELL ??  Metro ??? ???  Wal-mart
A Letter from our President

“The best place in China is Xiamen, and the best place in Xia-men is Xiamen University,” exclaimed a foreigner who has traveled all over China. And on behalf of our large Chinese and foreign community, I warmly welcome you to Xiamen University—China’s most beautiful campus, and one of the most international institutes in the country.

XMU was founded in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah-Kee, the well-known, patriotic overseas Chinese leader who was respected by the late Chairman Mao Tsetung as “the flag of Overseas Chinese and the honour of the Chinese nation”. Since day one, our motto of “Pursuing excellence and striving for perfection” has inspired generations of XMU staff and students to overcome difficulties one after another and to achieve success And 85 years of un-stinting devotion and hard work has earned XMU the title of “Strength of the South” and a distinguished reputation both at home and abroad.

A pioneer in China’s international education and cooperation, we have over 1600 full-time overseas students, as well as over 31,000 Chinese students. Scholars the world over are attracted not only by our excellent academic traditions, superb staff, and advanced research facilities, but also by our idyllic campus on Xiamen Island, the “Garden City.” And some scholars not only visit but stay—like Dr. Bill Brown, who has been teaching MBA here since 1988.

Dr. Brown was XMU’s first foreigner to be granted tenure and the first in Fujian Province to receive Permanent Residence, and he received the Friendship Award from Premier Li Peng for his contributions as a foreign expert to China’s development. Dr. Brown has long wanted to share with others his deep feelings and unique perspective for XMU, and today he has achieved his dream. I believe that all who read this book, whether they’ve been to our school or not, or whether they are a student, teacher or worker, will gain a deeper understanding of XMU, as well as a greater reverence and appreciation for Tan Kah Kee, Lim Boon-Keng, Sah Ben Dong, Wang Yanan and other giants upon whose shoul-ders our university stands.

Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to Dr. Brown and Robin Feifei for this gift which they have given to our university for its 85th anniversary.

Chongshi Zhu
Xiamen University
March 10, 2006
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第一部分 历史巡游
第一章 厦大简介 “南方之强” 3
地球上最舒适的家,中国唯一, 我是如何来到这里的
第二章 成嘉庚 17
李光前, 林文庆
第三章 郑道传遗作 37
第四章 长汀轶事 63
通过体检, 淋浴之灾, 日机空袭, 木屐自鸣钟, 公鸡野炊,
"恋爱”三步曲, 鲁迅的“老表”, 中国——我们的红娘
第五章 校园土著话沧桑 79
第六章 “重历历史” 与郑启五老师游厦大 87
第七张 献礼到永恒 93
“厦大的摩天大楼”——关于蔡悦诗, 永远的爱——关
于邵建寅, 午夜的电话——关于葛文勋, “回到这里来学习,学习我们的中国!” ——关于黄保欣
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第二部分 今日厦大
第八章 今日厦大 南方之强,民族之强 103
一所国际化的大学, 终身学习
第九章 游览厦大 108
游览104景点,王亚南, 林语堂纪念室和鲁迅纪念室
第十章 厦门大学——一所国际性的大学 155
留学生教育的先行者, 夏威尔中国体验, 海峡两岸大学
生闽南文化研究夏令营, 海外教育学院, 厦门大学留学
预科学院, 中国问题研究, 厦大情缘
第十一章 东南亚研究中心暨南洋研究院 171
第十二章 台湾研究所 175
实际交流, 为什么厦门?, 退休在厦门, 访台湾研究院陈
孔立教授, 台生陈安琪和钟源郎在厦大的求学生活,
第十三章 关于厦大媒体 197
校新闻中心, 苦乐相伴编编编——关于校报, 广播电台
第十四章 欢迎来到厦门大学! 205
迎新生, “星探”书记徐珊娜, 趣味运动在厦大

第三部分 介绍学院
第十五章 经济学院 219
访经济学院党委书记张兴国, 罗郁聪
第十六章 王亚南经济研究院(WISE) 225
洪永淼 王亚南经济研究院院长
第十七章 管理学院 233
葛家澍, 古代商业故事
第十八章 MBA和EMBA教育中心 239
20年的MBA教育历史, 陈光, 左敏, 郭则理, EMBA,
李劲, 兼职教, 杨锦昌,
第十九章 外文学院 253
厦门大学的大胡子伯伯, 三只小猪
第二十章 高等教育发展研究中心 263
第二十一章 数学院(SMS) 271
美丽心灵, 陈景润, 林群, 谢西德
第二十二章 物理与机电工程学院 281
胡国清, 葛文勋, 中国航天业的摇篮
第 二十三章 化学化工学院 289
卢嘉锡, 50强,
第二十四章 生命科学学院 295
圣物博物馆, 林圣彩,唐 崇惕, 陈宜瑜, 林鹏
第二十五章 海洋与环境学院 301
中国海洋学的摇篮, 曾呈奎, 何大仁
第二十六章 厦门大学医学院 307
“medical breakthroughs,”有关医生的一些经典故事
第二十七章 人文学院 311
第二十八章 厦门大学艺术学院 321
厦大会拥有自己的乐团吗?, 中国欧洲艺术中心, 唐绍云
第二十九章 软件学院 337
第三十章 法学院 341
中国首个国际法学位, 联合国资料寄存图书馆
第三十一章 信息科学与技术学院 345
第三十二章 公共事务学院 351
第三十三章 建筑与土木工程学院 353
第三十四章 嘉庚学院 穿过海洋到达那个校区 355
第三十五章 厦门大学的 美丽心灵 361
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