James LEGGE [1815-1897]
James Legge graduated from Aberdeen University in 1836 and joined the London Missionary Society two years after. He was sent to Malacca in 1840 where he assumed the post of principal of the Anglo-Chinese college founded by Robert Morrison. When the school moved to Hong Kong in1843, Legge remained as Principal. He was a great Sinologue and was famous for his translation and annotation of the Chinese classics. He was a prominent resident of Hong Kong as he was an all round man: Scholar, missionary, minister, chaplain and Educationist. He was often consulted by the government on matters relating to the local Chinese community.
Interactions of East and West: Development of Public Education in Early Hong Kong, Nixia Wu Lun p24