1951-1961

1949年秋大陸易幟,國民政府遷台。東吳大學在台校友倡議復校,1951年籌組董事會,於台北市漢口街借屋設東吳補習學校,設法政、商業會計及英文三科,另設比較法律一科,限大學肆業二年者報考。1954年教育部以東吳補習學校辦學績效卓著,核准先行成立東吳大學恢復法學院,設法律、政治、經濟、會計四系並附設外國語文學系,為台灣第一所私立大學。1957年購得士林外雙溪土地七甲加上士林鎮公所贈與之土地共十五甲,此時石超庸校友接任院長,積極推動建校事宜。兩年內完成第一棟教學大樓(寵惠堂)及學生活動中心。1961年全校由台北市漢口街遷到外雙溪現址。至此東吳師生終於有了一個屬於自己的美麗校園。在台復校的過程艱辛坎坷,衛理公會及美國基督教高等教育聯合會未予支持,物質條件極其窘困。但在董事會苦心奔走,海內外校友及教會熱誠捐助下,東吳依然堅守嚴謹校風踏實辦學,為東吳學子樹立了良好的典範。

In the autumn of 1949 the Nationalist government was relocated to Taiwan, and a group of alumni of Soochow University, who also came to Taiwan, proposed to reactivate the university in Taiwan. In 1951, a preparatory school board was organized, which then rented premises on Hangkou Street in downtown Taipei to set up Soochow Preparatory School. In 1954, the Ministry of Education granted permission to reorganize it as Soochow University Law College, consisting of the Departments of Law, Political Science, Economics, Accounting, and Foreign Languages. It was the first private school on university level set up in Taiwan. In 1957, the university purchased land in suburban Waishuanghsi.  In the same year, Dr. C. Y. Stone (Shih Chao-yong), an alumnus of Soochow University, was appointed Dean of the College. Within two years, two buildings, the Wang Memorial Hall and the student activity center were completed. In 1961, the university could move from Hangkou Street to the current address in Waishuanghsi.  Soochow finally had a beautiful campus of its own. The early years of reactivation in Taiwan, however, were not without difficulties and setbacks. The financial situation of the school was very critical.  Nevertheless, with the school board’s endeavors and donations from alumni and churches at home and abroad, the university stood firm and could continue its educational work.

 

 

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