Introduction for Cambridge Program

The Chuan Lyu Foundation has been supporting the Cambridge Annual Lecture Series for over sixteen years. Dr. Hwalin Lee, founder of the Foundation, explained why he chose Cambridge for those lectures.

"Cambridge is one of the greatest universities in the world. I knew about it years ago because the Chinese poet Xu Zhimo was at Cambridge in the 1920s and wrote the famous poem Saying Goodbye to Cambridge Again.

Scholars and student from Taiwan have been coming to study at Cambridge for decades. One of them, Dr. Darrell Liu, during his sabbatical year, got to know Professor David McMullen and learned that he was looking for funding for Chinese Studies in Taiwan. (could I say "Taiwan Studies"?).

This was a great opportunity for people like me, who are from Taiwan, to have Taiwan Studies represented in universities. I began setting up the Lecture Series in 1990 and the 10th anniversary was in 2000 when Professor Yuan Tseh Lee, Nobel Laureate in Physical Chemistry and President of Academia Sinica, Taipei, spoke on environmental issues.

Chinese students including those from Taiwan and mainland China come to the Lectures to increase their understanding of the topics discussed. The Lectures help the students to better understand Taiwan and cross-straits relationships. They also give students an opportunity to communicate with each other and the speakers. I believe that the Lecturers have had a very positive outcome."

For those interested in reading the lectures, please refer to the transcripts below.

2007: What Divides Us - A Cultural Explanation of the China-Taiwan Problem
By: Professor Lung Yingtai

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2007: Remapping Taipei: How Politics Transforms a City
By: Professor Lung Yingtai

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2006: The Rise of East Asia: Threat or Opportunity
By: Lord Chris Patten

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2006: Speech at the Banquet for honored guests (with pictures)
By: Professor David McMullen

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2000: Taiwan at the Crossroads
By: Dr. Yuan-tseh Lee

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2000: The problem of Industrial Pollution in Taiwan
By: Professor Ts'ui-jung Liu

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2000: Regional Variation of Industrial Development in Taiwan
By: Ts'ui-jung Liu

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1999: The Taiwan-China Relation : The Dilemma of Political Confrontation and Economic Interdependence.
By: Mr. Li-Pei Wu

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1999: Can Taiwan's Economic Miracle Persevere?
By: Mr. Li-Pei Wu

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1998: Addressed to the Chuan Lyu Foundation
By: Professor David L. McMullen

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1998: Address at National Chang-Kung University Medical College at the 15TH Anniversary.
By: Dr. David Landsborough IV

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1998: The Development of Scientific Medicine and its Impact on Society in Taiwan, 1865 to 1945
By: Dr. David Landsborough IV

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1996: The Formation of the Modern East Asian Economy
By: Professor Shiba Yoshinobu

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1991: Address of Gratitude of the Chaun Lyu Foundataion
By: Professor David L. McMullen

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