4 December 2008
First, wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Second, the good news is that the school history is completed and has been accepted by the HKU Press for publication (the manuscript submitted on 30 September and acceptance notified on 1 December). If everything goes very smoothly, there is a possibility of the book to be launched in July. In any case, it should be ready by November, just in time for the climax of the 140 Anniversary ¡V School Fete/Dinner.
The book, entitled The Diocesan Boys' School: 1869 ¡V 2008 and authored by Fung Yee Wang and Chan-Yeung Mo Wah Moira, will be 15 cm. by 23 cm. in size. With 14 chapters, 6 appendices, references and indices (a total of about 120,000 words and 120 illustrations) , it is likely to have about 400 pages.
In the book, except for a few whose names are not available, the names of all teachers, bursars and matrons, together with their years of service, are listed in an appendix. However, the Chinese names of many teachers are not available. I am attaching to this letter the appendix and appeal to all of you for the Chinese names of these teachers. Please forward me any information available to you before the end of the year as a Christmas present to the school.
With warm regards,
Fung Yee Wang (Class 1955)