Li Ying College
Li-Ying College was one of the first schools established in Imperial Hong Kong. It was founded circa 1075 AD
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 during the Song Dynasty
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The founder "Tang Fu Hsieh" (Tang Foo) was a native of Kiangsu province in China
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. The school was located in the area known today as Kam Tin
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, New Territories
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 in Hong Kong
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. The school's was well known for its large library of Chinese classics. In imperial times, schools were designed with a strong emphasis on the imperial exam systems
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, which were used to prepare court staff members. By the Qing Dynasty
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, the Chinese government in 1662 and 1664 brought down schools as a strategy against Ming Dynasty
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 loyalists. The school was in ruins by the early 19th century.

Notable alumni

  • 1259 - The first jìnshì 进士-degree was granted to "Huang Shih".
  • 15th/16th/17th Century - Several scholars gained jǔrén 举人-degrees.
  • 1685 - A descendent of the founder, "Tan Wen Wei" was granted a degree in "Chin-shih" and was appointed district magistracy
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     in Chekiang.
  • 1754 - "Chiang Shih Yuan" of Tai Po District
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     earned a jìnshì 进士-degree and became well known for his literary accomplishments in southern China.
  • 1789 - "Tang Ying Yuen (Tang Kuen Hin)", a well-known local calligrapher, passed his military examination (chu jen). He later built the "So Lay Yuen Study Hall" at "Shui Tau Tsuen" in Kam Tin
    Kam Tin
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See also

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