With the generous support of the Edwin S. L. Cheng Res Fund for General Education and Philosophy, the Res Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture was set up on 3 May 2005 with three clear missions.
First and foremost is the continuation and promotion of the humanistic tradition long established by Ch'ien Mu, Tang Chun-i and Mou Tsung-san of New Asia College and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As we venture into the 21st century, exploring new directions for the study of Chinese philosophy and culture becomes increasingly important to keep such a valuable tradition alive. In order to attain this goal, the Res Centre aims to organize and promote more res in new issues, new methods, new areas of study, and new materials within the field. Moreover, academic exchange on an international level is equally essential in this respect. The Centre will act as a link for further communication and cooperation among scholars from across the globe. This would certainly be beneficial to the modernization and internalization of res in the study of Chinese philosophy and culture.