Campus:Plum versus Bamboo Tournament

   Do you still remember that wonderful melody and inexpert dance steps at the Plum-Bamboo party?

    Basketball game of the first Plum versus Bamboo Tournament in 1968.

  With this ball, the trophy was brought back to NCTU.

Plum versus Bamboo Tournament

The Plum versus Bamboo Tournament is a sport competition used to promote friendship between NCTU and National Tsing Hua University, a neighboring university with a similar background of excellence in national science and engineering. The competition is comparable to the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. The two school have held the event since March of 1969. The Tournament shows the unending camaraderie and cooperation between the two schools.

Why is it called Plum versus Bamboo Tournament? The word "Plum" refers to Tsing Hua University, taken from the name of one of their presidents Yi-Chi Mei, whose name contain the Chinese word "Mei" for plum. The plum also represents independence and purity. The word "Bamboo", on the other hand, refers to our University, taken from our president Hung-Hsun Ling's given name "Chu-Ming". The word "Chu" means bamboo, symbolizing gentlemanly honor, and the magnificence of a great nation. The name of the tournament therefore commemorates the great contributions these presidents made to the two universities.