The Lingnan University
(LU) (, formerly called Lingnan College ()) is a public liberal arts university
in Hong Kong
. It was granted full university status on 30 July 1999.
The Lingnan University administration believes that it provides students with a quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts tradition from both East and West. It attempts to adopt a whole-person approach to education which enables its students to think, judge, care and, ultimately, act responsibly in the changing circumstances of Hong Kong, the region and the world.
Lingnan University founded as Canton Christian College in Guangzhou
as a Non-Denominational Christian
university by the American Presbyterians (North) Council in 1889.
The school changed location several times over the years. In 1900, the school was relocated to Macau
due to the Boxer Rebellion
. The school moved back to Guangzhou
and built a permanent campus at the Haizhu District
The university moved to Hong Kong
for the first time in 1938 after Guangzhou
fell to the Japanese
military. The university stayed in Hong Kong for 4 years before moving to Shaoguan
after Hong Kong's capitulation to the Japanese forces.
After World War II
concluded, Lingnan University moved back to its permanent campus at Haizhu
.Wang, Dong. Managing God's Higher Learning: U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University) 1888-1952.
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