December 14, 1932
Governor Sir William Peel officiated at the opening ceremony of the Fung Ping Shan Library. Mr. Fung Ping Wah, son of Mr. Fung Ping Shan, expounded on his father's vision and the process of building the library.
News clipping of Fung Ping Shan Library Opening Ceremony
Mr. Lin Dong, the lecturer from the School of Chinese served as the first director of Fung Ping Shan Library. 31,000 Volumes of Chinese books collected since 1912 in university libraries were transferred to Fung Ping Shan Library, including the 'Zen Wing Collection' and the Chinese Encyclopaedia Tu Shu Chi Cheng donated by former Governor Sir Cecil Clementi.
The plate commemorating the donation of the Chinese Encyclopaedia Tu Shu Chi Cheng from the late Governor Sir Cecil Clement
Year of 1938
The National Library of Peiping borrowed the ground floor and the first floor of Fung Ping Shan library to set up a communication office in Hong Kong. With the fall of Guangzhou, many collectors had to relocate their collections. The collections from Dr. Wong Mo Hon, Mr. Xu Xin Fu, and Mr. Luo Yuan Jue had deposited at Fung Ping Shan Library.
The plaque commemorating the donation of Dr Wong Mo Hon
The exhibition 'Guangdong Cultural Relics' was held in the library for eight days, showcasing more than 2,000 cultural relics and attracting around 60,000 visitors. Three volumes of Guangdong Cultural Relics were published in the following year.
Year of 1947
Mr. Chan Kwan Po, director of Fung Ping Shan Library, was awarded an OBE in recognition of his contribution to the preservation of local documents and books during the Fall of Hong Kong.
Purchased selected Song Yuan Dynasty books and manuscripts from Jiaye Tang.
Year of 1967
Purchased 219 kinds of books of ancient seals from Dr. Lee Cho Yau. In the same year, the library also purchased the photocopies of Stein Collection in the British Museum from Toyo Bunko, with a total of 940 volumes.
Books of ancient seals in Dr Lee Cho Yau’s collection
Year of 1968
Purchased the first batch of books from Luo Yuan Jue collection.
Prof. Jao Tsung-i published the Library catalog of rare books in the Fung Ping Shan Library of the University of Hong Kong, listing 15 types of Song Yuan dynasty books, 98 types of Ming dynasty books, and 108 manuscripts, with a total of 221 types of materials. The number of types of rare ancient books listed ranked the highest in Hong Kong.
Year of 1982
Essays in Commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of the Fung Ping Shan Library (1932–1982) was published.
Year of 1995
In addition to literature, history, philosophy and art, the Museum continued to collect genealogies, local Chronicles and overseas Chinese studies, while expanding its collection of Chinese social sciences and Taiwan studies.
Year of 1999
Set up the mirror station of CNKI, being the first user of CNKI outside mainland China. The station had served universities and colleges in Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Australia, and many other countries.
The library has begun to provide OCLC with raw Chinese cataloging data for OCLC libraries to share and download.
Year of 2011
In cooperation with the National Library of China, Fung Ping Shan Library provided Chinese books selection and cataloging services for university libraries such as Cornell University Library and Columbia University Library.
The Chinese government donated 787 kinds of Reprint of Chinese Rare Book Series, with a total of 9129 volumes.
Reprint of Chinese Rare Book Series as a gift from the Chinese Government
Year of 2014
Mr. Ng Tsz Tung donated artifacts from four generations of his family, including his great-grandfather Mr. Wu Lu, who was honored with the title Zhuangyuan.
The artifacts were exhibited in the FPS Library.
Artefacts of a number one scholar namely Wu Lu in a highest imperial examination
Year of 2019-2020
Successfully applied for the Knowledge Exchange Fund to promote Chinese classical music in ancient books collection and integrate the collection into teaching through the digitization of ancient literatures and the 'Zok Lok Sung Dak' exhibition.
Year of 2019-2020
Descendants of Dr. Luo Zhen Fu donated medical books and precious cultural relics to Fung Ping Shan Library.
In addition to public exhibitions, Fung Ping Shan Library also cooperated with the School of Chinese Medicine, School of Chinese, and the Art Department to develop the Special Collection into a project under the knowledge exchange funding scheme.
Dr Luo Zhen Fu Collection
Teachers in HKU
陳君葆先生 Mr. CHAN Kwan-po
羅香林教授 Prof. LO Hsiang-lin
羅忼烈教授 Prof. LUO Kanglie
簡麗冰博士 Dr. KAN Lai Bing
趙令揚教授 Prof. CHIU Ling Yeong
張曼儀博士 Dr. Mary M.Y. Fung
黎活仁博士 Dr. LAI W.Y.
馬楚堅博士 Dr. MA C.K.
何貴初博士 Dr. HO K.C.
陳遠止博士 Dr. CHAN Y.C.
李啟文博士 Dr. Clement K. M. Lee
李培德博士 Dr. LEE Pui Tak
馮秉芬爵士 Sir Kenneth FUNG Ping Fan
馮秉華先生 Mr. FUNG Ping Wah
馮炳祥先生 Mr. FUNG Ping Cheung
杜秩明女士 Madam TO Tit Ming