Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Universities take on the important task of creating knowledge in modern society. The quality of knowledge depends on the quality of humans. Therefore, universities also have the responsibility of being the public sphere of society, which maintains and develops the “value” of society and hence cultivates intellectuals. “University ” originated from “universe” because of its spirit of freedom of thought, which is the foundation of a public sphere. Only in the public sphere can universities cultivate independent intellectuals. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as a modern university with a federal system of colleges, should even place more emphasis on the cultivation of “human”.

The mission of a university is rooted in the social context of a society. CUHK was founded in colonial Hong Kong. The name “Chinese” demonstrates the nature of its opposition to colonial hegemony: CUHK is destined to become a university that opposes mainstream colonial discourses: “Chinese” university is taking the mission of anti-colonialism and expectation of pursuing the knowledge of “universes”.

Youth has always been regarded as the epitome of the future of society. We are like mirrors in society. The future of society can be reflected in us. Under the operational suspension of the Student Union, and the unprecedented threats to campus public space, CUHKers must unite and demonstrate the determination to defend our right to self-governance. We should show we are independent, confident and courageous, so as to fight for our own opinions. Young people are the future masters of society. We will show our competency in order to be qualified.

The university is supposed to be the guardian of humanistic ideals, rationality, and truth. The current problem with tertiary institutions is that they must cultivate intellectuals, therefore, they cannot completely ignore humanistic values. What contradicts most is that it can only adapt to the needs of contemporary capitalist society by becoming a “vocational training centre”. By knowing this tension, we have to voice what we think: we do not agree that what we get from our university is only the compliments to our “future” employers. What we have learned from university is not supposed to be a separation between “most people” and “very few people.” As the “eternal” principal of Peking University Cai Yuanpei(蔡元培) said, “We consider ourselves to be human, guard our own personality, and represent our own human personality. We do not need to be substituted by others.”

(「我們既自認是人,守治自己的人格,並再現了人的人格,本不必人代庖。」)

Only when the uniqueness of everyone is equally respected, can the university be able to give full play to its functions.

Whereas the university should be a sacred place for knowledge.

Whereas the ability to create knowledge depends on the quality of the intellectuals.

Whereas the quality of the intellectuals depends on the ability of self-governance.

We hereby announce the establishment of the league of CUHK student organizations. As a platform, its missions and visions are,

1) foster the discussion atmosphere in the university with the spirit of self-governance.

2) establish a representative platform to discuss the future of the Chinese University student organizations

3) aim at the co-governance between the staff, students, and the university

4) preserve the spirit of CUHK and rebuild a humanistic campus.

It is urgent to revitalize campus civil society in the current social atmosphere. Before the students’ voices completely fade away. We sincerely invite the CUHKers to protect the public space that we cherish and value. CUHKers have nothing to lose but our dystopian imagination, and what might connect us again is the Zeitgeist, which pushes us forward.

Declaration on the Communication of China University Members and Students

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In modern human civilization, universities take on the important role of creating new knowledge and promoting social progress. The quality of knowledge depends on the quality of people, so universities also have the right to serve the public space of society, to preserve and develop the cultural values of society, and to nurture talent. The ′′ big ′′ is because of their freedom of thought. The spirit and freedom of thought are also the essence of this public space. Only in this kind of public space can universities cultivate independent and autonomous talents. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as a modern university with a federal system of college, should pay more attention to the nurturing of ′′ people

Hu Shi summarized the spirit of the College into three parts: first, reflecting the spirit of the times, second, lectures and deliberations, third, self-study and And the three points linked to the above is the cultural life of the university. This culture should be rooted and world-oriented. The culture in universities is constructed by the staff and students of the school. The importance of co-governance is that it is the essence of the free spirit of thought: if students can be autonomous, then they do not need other cures It is also only students autonomy that the university can allow the wind of academic freedom to be established on campus, and cultivate the talent of the era who has the spirit of ′′ making hearts for heaven and earth, setting lives for the people and the people of the living, going out of school and opening peace for the world Frame to create new knowledge.

The concept and culture of a university are rooted in the social environment that it depends on. Founded during the colonial period, the school name of ′′ Chinese ′′ highlights the essence of its opposition to colonial hegemony: the University is destined to become a campus against mainstream colonial languages. The name of ′′ Chinese ′′ university is both mixed with social pairs The importance of anticolonization and university concepts and so on is self-evident in Hong Kong society.

Youth have always been seen as the epitome of the future of society. We are like mirrors in society, the future in society can all be reflected from us. Our precious value is being disdained, and public spaces on campus face unprecedented threats. At this moment, the Chinese adults must be united and demonstrate the determination of the defenders and the co-governance. We should strive for our own insights by showing the self-confidence and tenacity of being a middle adult. As young people are the future masters of society, we will tell Hong Kong that students can achieve autonomy through their own will and reason.

The university should be the supreme guardian of human ideals, human rationality and objective truth. The problem with higher education now is that because it has to train creative talents, on the one hand it cannot completely ignore the original humanist value, on the one hand it can only be incarnated as a ′′ vocational training institution ′′ to adapt to the needs of modern society. In the face of this tension, we have to say at this point: we do not think that the university should be a tribute to our employers in exchange for college careers. Nor should it be learned to distinguish between the ′′ majority ′′ and the ′′ very few As Wu Yuan-pei said, ′′ We have no need to be able to take a look at our own personality and reproduce our personality.” only on the premise that everyone’s unique nature is equally respected Less, the university can fully play its function of deliberating government and creating knowledge.

Given that universities should be a sacred place to create new knowledge,

Since the creation of new knowledge depends on the quality of man,

Given that the quality of a person depends on the ability of a person to defend his own personality,

We hereby declare the establishment of the provisional campus platform, whose work and vision are:

The spirit of autonomy of the students, promotes the political atmosphere of the school administration.

At the moment when the student union stops the transportation, organize a representative platform to discuss the future of the student organization of the Chinese University.

3. yǐ xiào fāng, yuán gōng hé xué shēng sān fāng xiào yuán gòng zhì zuò wèi mù biāo.

4. hàn wèi zhōng dà de rén wén zhèn de, zhòng jiàn jù rén běn zhǔ yì sè cǎi de xiào yuán.

Under the current social atmosphere, it is really urgent to revive the civil society of campus. Before the evil fruit is ripe, before the student s’ voices are completely gone, we invite the adults to join us in guarding this precious public space, in the process, we cut only to restrict our last imagination and put us on. What is reconnected will be the spirit of the time that advances history.

Declaration on Co-governance community of CUHK

Universities take on the important task of creating knowledge in modern society. The quality of knowledge depends on the quality of humans. Therefore, universities also have the responsibility of being the public sphere of society, which maintains and develops the “value” of society and hence cultivates intellectuals. “University ” originated from “universe” because of its spirit of freedom of thought, which is the foundation of a public sphere. Only in the public sphere can universities cultivate independent intellectuals. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as a modern university with a federal system of colleges, should even place more emphasis on the cultivation of “human”.

The mission of a university is rooted in the social context of a society. CUHK was founded in colonial Hong Kong. The name “Chinese” demonstrates the nature of its opposition to colonial hegemony: CUHK is destined to become a university that opposes mainstream colonial discourses: “Chinese” university is taking the mission of anti-colonialism and expectation of pursuing the knowledge of “universes”.

Youth has always been regarded as the epitome of the future of society. We are like mirrors in society. The future of society can be reflected in us. Under the operational suspension of the Student Union, and the unprecedented threats to campus public space, CUHKers must unite and demonstrate the determination to defend our right to self-governance. We should show we are independent, confident and courageous, so as to fight for our own opinions. Young people are the future masters of society. We will show our competency in order to be qualified.

The university is supposed to be the guardian of humanistic ideals, rationality, and truth. The current problem with tertiary institutions is that they must cultivate intellectuals, therefore, they cannot completely ignore humanistic values. What contradicts most is that it can only adapt to the needs of contemporary capitalist society by becoming a “vocational training centre”. By knowing this tension, we have to voice what we think: we do not agree that what we get from our university is only the compliments to our “future” employers. What we have learned from university is not supposed to be a separation between “most people” and “very few people.” As the “eternal” principal of Peking University Cai Yuanpei(蔡元培) said, “We consider ourselves to be human, guard our own personality, and represent our own human personality. We do not need to be substituted by others.”

(「我們既自認是人,守治自己的人格,並再現了人的人格,本不必人代庖。」)

Only when the uniqueness of everyone is equally respected, can the university be able to give full play to its functions.

Whereas the university should be a sacred place for knowledge.

Whereas the ability to create knowledge depends on the quality of the intellectuals.

Whereas the quality of the intellectuals depends on the ability of self-governance.

We hereby announce the establishment of the league of CUHK student organizations. As a platform, its missions and visions are,

1) foster the discussion atmosphere in the university with the spirit of self-governance.

2) establish a representative platform to discuss the future of the Chinese University student organizations

3) aim at the co-governance between the staff, students, and the university

4) preserve the spirit of CUHK and rebuild a humanistic campus.

It is urgent to revitalize campus civil society in the current social atmosphere. Before the students’ voices completely fade away. We sincerely invite the CUHKers to protect the public space that we cherish and value. CUHKers have nothing to lose but our dystopian imagination, and what might connect us again is the Zeitgeist, which pushes us forward.

Source From:https://www.facebook.com/chileung.lam

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