Dr James Tak Wu is a native of Taishan, Guangdong and was born in the US and returned to his home country when he was a child. He studied at Lingnan Primary School in Hong Kong, Lingnan University Affiliated Secondary School and Lingnan University in Guangzhou.
Dedicated to furthering Lingnan’s educational goals, Dr Wu served as Chairman of the Lingnan University Hong Kong Alumni Association, a member of the University Council and a member of Lingnan Education Organization. In 1987, he submitted an application to the State Education Commission to reopen Lingnan University in Guangzhou at its original location, so as to fulfil his wish of “reviving Lingnan education at Kangle Village”. Lingnan (University) College was established in 1989, and Dr Wu became Chairman of the first Board of Trustees, leading the college to become one of the top business schools in China.