The Principal's Graduation

My Heartfelt Words

Joseph Jao-Yiu Sung

The Chinese University Press

The Principal's Graduation

Pub Date: March 2019

ISBN: 9789882370845

284 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $14.00

The Principal's Graduation

My Heartfelt Words

Joseph Jao-Yiu Sung

The Chinese University Press

Putting the admirable rationales of university education into practice is never easy. While it is popular to emphasize market values and competitive rankings, moral values and ideals sound way too lofty nowadays. Facing tensions on campus and in society, the head of a university takes the role of striking a balance as skillfully as possible. Joseph Sung is no exception to all these challenges during his tenure as the seventh vice chancellor and president of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In this book, he discusses higher education and social responsibility, pathways and choices our youths make, the visions he had and the challenges he faced, and life values which he wishes his students could take seriously.
I am deeply moved by Dr. Sung’s words, thoughts, emotions, aspirations, and the way he lives as a physician and educator. I trust that this book will reach the soul of young people and the people who care for youth. Philemon Yuen-wan Choi, Breakthrough Ltd.
As I pored over Prof. Sung’s words, I often thought of the line, "Remembered in the students, remembered through education." The vignettes in this book serve to a certain extent to confirm my view. Po-chung Chow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

About the Author

Joseph Jao-Yiu Sung was vice chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 2010–2017. He is now Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine (CUHK) and a renowned researcher in gastroenterology and hepatology.