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NCKU has exhibition of college founder’s bookmark collection

Staff Writer, with CNA

A bookmark exhibition began at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) yesterday, displaying the collection of Huang Kun-yan (黃崑巖), the founding Dean of the school’s College of Medicine.

FOOT NOTES

Even though Huang could not attend the ceremony because of a foot injury, he wrote comments on each bookmark, sharing the stories about the bookmarks, books, reading and life, thus attracting many teachers, students and residents to observe and enjoy, the college said.

The bookmark exhibition is displaying only part of Huang’s collection, with more than 200 bookmarks that he collected over a 20-year period donated to NCKU. The College of Medicine said it would make use of the collection in the future to pass down Huang’s humanistic spirit.

NCKU president Michael Lai (賴明詔) praised Huang as a representative of the best tradition at the school’s College of Medicine, valuing both expertise and humanism.

DONATED

“The most important feature of humanism is the attitude toward people. Professor Huang Kun-yan has always emphasized the importance of being a good doctor instead of a famous doctor,” Lai said.

“He is undeniably the model of the highest humanistic accomplishment. He loves to read and in the process of reading he has collected many bookmarks,” he added.

NCKU College of Medicine and the Department of Medicine Alumni Association have prepared calligraphic leather bookmarks, each costing NT$200, and limited to 1,100 in number, with the money going to the Kun-Yan Huang Medical Humanities Lecture Educational Fund to promote medical humanistic education.

COMMENTS

The first 100 students to enter the exhibition and leave comments on the guestbook can receive a calligraphic leather bookmark by Huang, the school said.

The exhibition will run until Nov. 15.

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