College Emblem Chung Chi College

 

1954-1960

(Rectangular-shaped)

 

college emblem 1

Since 1961
(Shield-shaped)

 

college emblem 2

 

 

Drawn from the Nestorian Stele in the Tang Dynasty, 8th century, the emblem design consists of a Nestorian Cross with a flame standing upon a lotus amidst a dense cloud. The cross, the flame and the lotus symbolize the Christ’s life, a light in the darkness, and his holiness respectively, while the dense cloud heaven. The pattern has strong implications in Christianity in the East, and integrates Chinese and Western cultures. The College’s name “崇基” and its Motto “止于至善” are engraved on the emblem in Small Seal Script (小篆 Xiao Yan), a style of calligraphy originated in the Qin Dynasty, 3rd century BCE.