Was Tai-Da founded in 1925 or 1928?

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Was Tai-Da founded in 1925 or 1928?

Postby Zla'od » 22 Apr 2012, 18:23

I have come across two alternative founding years for Taihoku Imperial University, now National Taiwan University. Does anyone know whether classes were being held in 1925, or would this have to be one of its predecessor institutions?

http://www.ntu.edu.tw/engv4/about/history.html
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Re: Was Tai-Da founded in 1925 or 1928?

Postby cranky laowai » 27 Apr 2012, 09:56

There was a lot of groundwork to do before the university was established. So perhaps the earlier date had something to do with that. But from what I've seen 1928 -- March 17, 1928, to be exact -- is the official date.

Tai-Da, for example, put out a memorial album in 2008 to mark the school's 80th anniversary.
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Re: Was Tai-Da founded in 1925 or 1928?

Postby Zla'od » 27 Apr 2012, 16:06

Thank you Cranky! I guess 1928 really was the beginning. I'll have to start a new thread asking about other schools in Taihoku...
“If a bodhisattva resides as a householder and there appears a woman who is clearly unbound to anyone, habituated to sexual indulgence, attracted to the bodhisattva and seeking sexual activities, the bodhisattva having seen this thinks, 'Do not make her mind upset, producing much misfortune. If she pursues her desire, she will obtain freedom. As expedient means [upaya] I will take her in and have her plant the roots for virtue, also having her abandon unwholesome karma. I will engage in impure activities [abrahma-carya] with a compassionate mind.' Even practising such defiled activities like this, there is nothing that is violated [precepts], and much merit will be produced." -- from the Yogācārabhūmi Śāstra

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