NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, TAINAN, TAIWAN
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Volume 6 Issue 4 - October 31, 2008
Commentary
Portrait of Sincerity: an Interview With Mr. Mao-Cheng Chen, President of Chenta Gear Machinery Co., Ltd., 2008 NCKU Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient
Acceptance: Mr. Yuan-Cheng Chen, President, China Steel Corporation, 2008 NCKU Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient
Article Digest
Jen-Fin Lin
Nano-Indentation Tests Applied to Measurement of the Mechanical Properties for the C/a-Si Composite Film
Ruey-Juin Rau
Contemporary deformation of tectonic escape in SW Taiwan from GPS observations, 1995-2005
Sheng-Tun Li
A Five-Stage Approach to Fostering Knowledge Management Deployment in R&D Workspaces
Chyi-Her Lin
Students’ perception on medical professionalism: the psychometric perspective
Article Digest
Huey-Ru Chuang
A 60-GHz Millimeter-Wave CPW-Fed Yagi–Antenna Fabricated Using 0.18-μm CMOS Technology
News Release
News
The Center for Industrial Elite Training and Convention Management at NCKU Provides a Series of Lectures and Training Classes
News
Dr. David C. Chang, Chancellor of New York Polytechnic University Gives a Lecture on “Globalization and Its Curriculum Implication in Higher Education”
Opportunities
Activities
Editorial Group
Portrait of Sincerity: an Interview With Mr. Mao-Cheng Chen, President of Chenta Gear Machinery Co., Ltd., 2008 NCKU Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Date: September 23rd, 2008
Place: President’s Office, Chenta Gear Machinery Co., Ltd.

Recipient of the 2008 NCKU Outstanding Alumni Award: Mr. Mao-Cheng Chen, President of Chenta Gear Machinery Co., Ltd., an alumnus of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NCKU, graduated in 1951. The Chinese calligraphy work of two characters in the center behind him is “Observing Cloud”, written because his wife’s name means “elegant cloud” in Chinese.
For the question of what the purpose of education is, NCKU’s answer is “holistic education”. The gentleman in the photo is the President of Chenta Gear Machinery Co., Ltd. and the owner of this office. He has a record of attending a weekly gathering non-stop at the local Rotary Club where members communicate in Japanese, and was awarded a plaque by the Club. When we asked about the anecdote behind the Chinese calligraphy work “Observing Cloud” on the wall, his son explained that the four poetry lines on the wall embedded the owner’s name “Mao-Cheng” and his wife’s name “Hsiu-Yun” (Hsiu means “elegant” and Yun means “cloud”), hence the owner wrote “Observing Cloud” out of his inspiration. And when we asked about the stories behind the decoration and art works in addition to all sorts of medals, plaques and award sheets, the owner told us they were gifts from business associates in Taiwan and abroad. Then, when we asked about the most important influence on him from NCKU, he thought for a while, then said, “we are still closely linked to our alma mater. Director Mou-Yung Yeh (now former Director of NCKU Alumni Association Center) is very enthusiastic; he attends all our gatherings, and alumni are still in touch with one another”. He paused for a while, as if trying to draw a conclusion, then said, “it should be the cohesive power among NCKU alumni”. We didn’t ask about what he felt the most proud of himself, or what had motivated him to accomplish all his achievements. Perhaps, from the meaning symbolized by the items in his “palace”, and from the consistent personality trait shown by these, this sincere alumnus, in both his life and work, without the need to resort to words, has shown what he cares the most with his actions. 
The Rotary Club, Longevity Mountain Branch, Kaohsiung, awarded the “Best Spirit Award” to Mr. Mao-Cheng Chen.
The calligraphy art of Mr. Mao-Cheng Chen is recognized by the Grand Japanese Calligraphy Institute.
 

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