F.Y. Chang Foundation

F.Y. ChangThe F.Y. Chang Foundation, established in 1988, grew from the F.Y. Chang Fund for the Study of Chinese Law, endowed by Stuart and Julia Chang Bloch at Harvard Law School. The foundation was established in memory of Chang Fuyun, also known as F.Y. Chang, the first Chinese to graduate from Harvard Law School.

For more than two decades the F.Y. Chang Foundation has sought to honor its namesake by supporting education exchange related to Chinese law. To date it has helped more than 60 Chinese earn Harvard Law degrees, and today those scholars are among China's most influential judges, attorneys, professors and legal experts.

In 1988, five years after Chang's death, his daughter Julia Chang Bloch and her husband, Stuart Marshall Bloch, created the F.Y. Chang Foundation. The foundation is the parent organization of the US-China Education Trust, which is led by Julia Chang Bloch as President.

F.Y. Chang's personal story is inspiring.  Chang was 21 and a Boxer Indemnity Scholarship graduate of Tsinghua University in Beijing when he arrived at Harvard. He earned his A.B. (Bachelor of Arts) degree, cum laude, in 1914, and three years later was the first Chinese graduate of Harvard Law School.

Upon returning to China, Chang joined the Foreign Ministry, taking on a number of diplomatic positions, and becoming President of Jiaotung University in Beijing in 1923. Later, as Director General of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, he played a central role in returning customs authority from foreign domination to Chinese control, as well as regaining China's tariff autonomy, and he earned a reputation as a man of high integrity at a time when China struggled with issues of corruption and civil unrest. He also represented China during negotiations leading to the founding of the United Nations in 1945.

As one of republican China's most respected government officials, Chang emigrated to America after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and his family followed in 1951. He spent the next three decades in San Francisco.  His collection of Chinese art and calligraphy was renowned and he retained a deep knowledge and appreciation of traditional Chinese culture. In the catalogue of an exhibition of this collection at Harvard's Arthur Sackler Museum, Edgar Peters Bowron writes of F.Y. Chang in the foreword:

"...he formed his collection as an expression of the old Chinese ideal of the scholar-official as a person of cultivation and learning... Quite apart from its aesthetic value, the Chang collection is a remarkable document of China's struggle to adapt its ancient culture and system of government to the values of an age of world wars and superpowers."

For more than 15 years, the F.Y. Chang Lecture, presented annually in memory of F.Y. Chang, has been a highlight of the F.Y. Chang Foundation's activities. The Lecture invites prominent scholars from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the US to share their expertise in advancing the rule of law in China. Peking University Law School, and later, Tsinghua University Law School have joined Harvard Law School in co-sponsoring the Lecture.

More about the F.Y. Chang Lectures
Complete List of Past F.Y. Chang Lectures and Notes, 1998-present
20th Anniversary Symposium featuring Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, November 2008

For more information on the F.Y. Chang Foundation and its activities, please contact us at info@uscet.org.  In order to be eligible for the FY Chang Scholars program, applicants must first be admitted into HLS. Scholarship winners will then be notified by Harvard. Please direct scholarship inquires to Harvard Law School.

 

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张福运基金会于1988年由Stuart Bloch和Julia Chang Bloch在哈佛法学院创立并命名的。该基金最初以研究中国法律起步。基金会的建立是为了纪念张福运先生,他是第一位从美国哈佛法学院毕业的中国人。

三十年来,张福运基金会一直致力于支持中国法律的教育交流。如今,张福运基金会已经资助了70多位中国人在哈佛法学院学习并获得学位。这些学者已经成为中国最有影响的法官、律师、教授和法律专家。

张福运先生去世五年后,即1988年,他的女儿张之香(Julia Chang Bloch)和她的丈夫(Stuart Marshall Bloch)共同创办了张福运基金会。该基金会是目前由张之香领导的中美教育基金的母基金。

该基金会以张福运的名字命名。年仅21岁的他以庚子赔款奖学金的身份毕业于北京清华大学后,来到美国哈佛大学进修。1914年,张福运以优异的成绩获得文学学士学位,并于三年后成为首个毕业于哈佛法学院的中国人。

张福运回国后进入中国外交部,担任过许多外交职务。1923年,他担任交通大学校长,之后,成为中国财政部关务署署长,在收复海关行政管理权及关税自主权上扮演了核心角色。当时的中国官场十分腐败,而他却被誉为一个真正正直的人。1945年他代表中国参加了联合国创建的谈判工作。

作为最受尊重的民国政府官员之一,张福运在1949年中华人民共和国成立后移居美国,他的家人随后于1951年也迁往美国。之后,他在美国旧金山度过了30年的时光。

张先生对中国传统文化有着深厚的理解力与鉴赏力,他的书画收藏很有名。Edgar Peters Bowron曾在哈佛萨克勒博物馆的张福运收藏展览目录的前言中写道:

"...他的收藏真正展现了一位富于开拓和学习精神的老一代真正学者的风范。 除了美学价值,张先生的收藏同样记录了中国非同寻常的挣扎中的融合,一种古代文化、政治体制与战争、强权之间的融合。"

二十年来,为了纪念张福运先生,基金会每年举办一次演讲会,这已成为基金项目中最重要的一部分。基金会每年邀请来自中国大陆、香港、台湾和美国的知名学者针对中国法治方面的课题进行广泛的交流,并在北京大学法学院、清华大学法学院和哈佛大学法学院联合举办年度演讲会。

更多有关张福运基金会的资料

1998年至今的会议主题

在张福运基金成立20周年之际,2008年11月14日,基金会盛邀美国大法官Antonin Scalia,在华盛顿举办了由Antonin Scalia法官主讲的主题为"法制教育:重塑中国和世界"的研讨会。

如果你想了解更多的关于张福运基金会的信息和活动,请联系中美教育基金, 邮件地址:info@uscet.org。关于奖学金的申请:申请者必须已被哈佛大学法学院录取,方可有申请张福运奖学金的资格。关于张福运奖学金的申请事宜及询问,请直接联系哈佛大学法学院。

 

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