Friday, August 7, 2015

Tunghai University


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Tunghai University
The seal of Tunghai University
Motto 求眞 篤信 力行[1]
Motto in English
Truth, Faith, Deeds[1]
Established 1955
Type Private
President Ming-Jer Tang
Location Xitun, Taichung, Republic of China (Taiwan)
24°10′41″N 120°36′13″ECoordinates: 24°10′41″N 120°36′13″E
Campus Urban
Mascot None
Affiliations Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia
Tunghai University
Traditional Chinese 東海大學
The Luce Memorial Chapel is a Christian chapel on the campus of Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. It was designed by the architect and artist Chen Chi-Kwan in collaboration with the firm of noted architect I. M. Pei, and named in honor of the Rev. Henry W. Luce, an American missionary in China in the late 19th century and father of publisher Henry Luce.
Tunghai University (THU; Chinese: 東海大學) was founded by Methodist missionaries in 1955 as a comprehensive university, the first private university and the second oldest university in Taiwan.[citation needed] The university is located in Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan, an urbanized area. On the grounds, the Luce Memorial Chapel (designed by noted architect I. M. Pei) is a local landmark. The logo of the university contains a cross in reference to the statement in the founding documents that it was "founded in the love of Jesus," and the three linked circles refer to the Holy Trinity as well as the motto, "Truth, Faith, Deeds."[1]
The name "Tunghai" is the Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese characters 東海 (Dōnghǎi in pinyin), literally meaning "the east coast of the Taiwan Strait".


Tunghai University was founded on Ta-tu Hill, west of Taichung City, in 1955 by Methodist missionaries.[2] The school was named "Tunghai" ("east sea") based on its position east of the Taiwan Strait.[3]

List of presidents


Tunghai University is organized into eight colleges which contain 35 academic departments. Tunghai has always had a deep respect for the arts and humanities and the eight colleges continues and further expands the university’s horizon.

Arts College

  • Chinese Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literature
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Graduate Institute of Religious Studies
  • The Chinese Language Center

Agriculture College

  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Hospitality Management

Engineering College

  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Management College

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Information Management
  • International Business
  • Statistics

Science College

  • Life Science
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Social Science College

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Fine Arts and Creative Design College

  • Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • Landscape Architecture

Law College

Extension Education School

Chinese Language Center

Open since 1971, Tunghai's CLC was the first language training center in central Taiwan, and has seen thousands of students from around the world learn Mandarin.


The Tunghai University Library
The Tunghai University Main Library is located at the end of the Campus Mall.
Library holdings include, approximately, 600,000 volumes, 6,515 current serials, 21,523 electronic serials, nonprint formats, and rare books.[4]
Wei-Mei Climbing Wall

Student societies

Tunghai has more than one hundred student societies.
The Wei-Mei Climbing Wall was completed in 2004, in memory of Wei-Mei Lin, a leader of the Mountain Climbing Club, who died in a mountain accident in 2001. It is 12 meters high and 9 meters wide. In 2007, the wall burned down. It is now being rebuilt.

Notable alumni

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