2017 / December
Yang Ling-yuan /photos courtesy of Chuang Kung-ju /tr. by Geof Aberhart
Renowned for its liberal approach to education, National Hsinchu Senior High School has produced no small number of leaders in business, politics, and the arts, counting among its alumni Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh, National Tsing Hua University president Lih J. Chen, and poet Cheng Chou-yu.
The sophisticated and fresh approach to education taken by the school goes back to its seventh principal, Hsin Chih-ping (1912-1985). As Hsinchu Senior High’s longest-serving principal, Hsin is one of the most missed and most discussed figures among the school’s alumni.