The world of Tzu Chi (Vol.107)

2019 • 02 36 M aster Cheng Yen, Founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from the National Chung Cheng University (CCU) on January 7, 2019 at the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, in recognition of her advocacy for an equal society and selfless compassion. Master Cheng Yen has devoted herself to charity work in Taiwan as well as overseas for the past 53 years, leading the Tzu Chi community worldwide in contributing towards healthcare, education, culture and media, among other sectors in society. CCU has been collaborating with the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital for nearly 20 years in the areas of academic research, education, and healthcare. Master Cheng Yen expressed her gratefulness towards CCU for the recognition, and humbly reiterated her belief in selfless service and compassion. She credited the honour to the dedicated support of the international Tzu Chi community. For half a century, Tzu Chi has overcome countless obstacles and persevered in its journey to uphold the spirit of charity, driven by the collective efforts of the Tzu Chi community. Master Cheng Yen also thanked CCU for offering the use of its facilities to Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital for purposes of conducting academic research. Taiwan 2019.01.07 Master ChengYen Receives Honorary Doctorate lobal News Reported by Tzu Chi Documenting Team Translated by Choo Suet Fun Photographs provided by Tzu Chi Taiwan Headquarters Year of conferment 1993 Honorary Doctorate in Social Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong 2001 Honorary Doctorate in Social Science, University of Hong Kong 2002 Honorary Doctorate in Society and Culture, National Chiao Tong University, Taiwan 2011 Honorary Doctorate in Humanities, University of the East, Philippines 2012 Honorary Doctorate in Social Welfare, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand 2015 Honorary Doctorate in Social Development, Naresuan University, Thailand 2019 Honorary Doctorate in Humanities, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan An overview of honorary doctorate degrees conferred upon Master Cheng Yen Degree title, university