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Donghai University

Tunghai University
The seal of Tunghai University
Motto [1]
Motto in English
Truth, Faith, Deeds[1]
PresidentMao-Jiun Wang
24°10?41?N 120°36?13?E / 24.1779605°N 120.6036615°E / 24.1779605; 120.6036615Coordinates: 24°10?41?N 120°36?13?E / 24.1779605°N 120.6036615°E / 24.1779605; 120.6036615
CampusSuburban, 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
AffiliationsAALAU, ACUCA, United Board[2]
Tunghai University
Traditional Chinese?
Simplified Chinese?
Literal meaningEast (China) Sea University
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; traditional Chinese: ?; simplified Chinese: ?; pinyin: D?ngh?i Dàxué) was founded by Methodist missionaries in 1955 as a comprehensive university, the first private university and the second oldest university in Taiwan.[] The university is located in Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan, an urbanized area. On the grounds, the Luce Memorial Chapel (designed by noted architects Chen Chi-kwan and 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 (D?ngh?i in pinyin), literally meaning "the east coast of the Taiwan Strait".


Tunghai University was founded on the Dadu Plateau, west of Taichung City, in 1955 by Methodist missionaries.[3] The sitting US Vice President, Richard Nixon, had spoken at the ground-breaking ceremony in 1953.[4] The school was named "Tunghai" ("east sea") based on its position east of the Taiwan Strait.[5]

List of presidents


Tunghai University is organized into nine colleges of agriculture, engineering, fine arts & creative design, humanities (called the "College of Arts"), international studies, law, management, science, and social science, which contain 34 academic departments.[6]

Chinese Language Center

Established in 1970,[7] Tunghai's CLC was the first language training center in central Taiwan.[8]


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.[9]

Student societies

Wei-Mei Climbing Wall

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.

Partner Institution


Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Tunghai Totems (in Chinese)". Tunghai U. Retrieved 2014.
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  3. ^ "History". Tunghai U. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Li, Xiaobing; Li, Hongshan (1998). China and the United States: A New Cold War History. Lanham, Maryland, US: University Press of America. p. 159. ISBN 0761809775. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Tunghai Totems (in Chinese)". Tunghai U. Retrieved 2014. ,,?,(Transl.: Mr. Hang, seeing the site on the east side of the Taiwan Strait, proposed the name "Haitung" ("east of the sea"). Mr. Ling proposed that "Tunghai" ("east sea") would sound better, and it was decided.)
  6. ^ "Introduction". Tunghai U. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Introduction". ? ? (Tunghai CLC). Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Chinese Language Centers". Ministry of Education Republic of China (Taiwan). Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Library of THU, Trad. Chinese
  10. ^ Woodworth, Max (March 17, 2002). "Atypical Taiwanese". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ "Ben Wang". Georgia Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2013.

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