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Britton Chance

Wang Xingguang / Department of History, Zhengzhou University, China

11 May 2011

Picture 1: The Cover of the Book List of Dr. Britton Chance Donation to Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou Univ. Liabrary in April 1998

Picture 2: Prof. Wang presented the certificate of the book donation to Dr. Chance, in BC’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania, July 1998

Picture 3: Prof. Wang presented the jade seal carved with Dr. Chance’s name to Dr. Chance, in BC’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania, July 1998

Dr. Chance was a good friend of Chinese people who devoted to help the education and scientific research in China in many ways. In April 1998, he donated more than 900 science books and journals he collected over the time to the library of Zhengzhou University via Ms. Chunhua Xie (Picture 1). The donation list includes: Journal of Cell Biology; Journal of Theoretical Biology; Physics; Applied Optics (dated from 1931 to 1992) etc.

Zhengzhou University set up special dedicated book shelves for Dr. Chance’s books and journals in the library. All the books were stamped with Dr. Britton Chance’s name seal. The books and journals have been helping the science research and study of the scholars in Zhengzhou University and beyond.

In honor of Dr. Chance and to express their sincere thanks for his generous gift, Zhengzhou University made a jade seal carved with Dr. Chance’s name and a certificate of appreciation. In July 1998, on behalf of Zhengzhou University, Prof. Wang Xingguang came to University of Pennsylvania to present the certification of appreciation to Dr. Chance (Picture 2). He also presented him a jade seal carved with Dr. Chance’s name and some other fine gifts (Picture 3).

The scholars in Zhengzhou University are very grateful for Dr. Chance’s donation. They will forever cherish the friendship and his generous help.