Gordon Wu ’58 and his wife host a major gathering of classmates in Hong Kong

Gordon Wu ’58 and his wife, Ivy, sponsored what is believed to be the largest “mini-reunion” in Princeton history when they brought 161 people – 77 members of the Class of 1958, four associates, and their guests – to Hong Kong from Feb. 24 to March 3. (Fifty-six stayed an additional week in China, with stops including Shanghai, Beijing, and  Xi’an, home of the terra-cotta warriors.) The Wus covered their visitors’ hotel and meal costs and shuttled them around Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Macau in four tour buses. Wu, a Princeton trustee, is chairman of Hopewell Holdings, a property investment and development group. In appreciation, the class presented the Wus with an engraved silver tray. Trip organizers were Jim Farrin ’58 and class president Leonard Yerkes ’58.

Photos courtesy Class of ’58


Members of the Class of '58 with their guests: 161 strong in Huanggang, China.

Celebrating the birthday of Jerry Porter with his wife, Judy, at the Panda Hotel in Hong Kong.

Pandas at the Panda Hotel in Hong Kong.


Hank Doll at the Chi Lin Nunnery.


Howie Zeft, Sid Wolinsky, and some "overseers."


Strolling through the Chi Lin Nunnery.


A Hopewell guide and the group at the nunnery.


Mike and Marilyn Kremzar with a ceremonial lion at the Hong Kong International Trade Center.


Arthur and Mary Stewart Allen with a ceremonial lion at the Hong Kong International Trade Center.


Ed Irons and Ray Kinlock with Eric Huia, Hopewell community relations manager, on a Hong Kong cruise.


Tom and Carol Burdetter on the dance floor on the Hong Kong cruise.


An aerial visit of Ocean Park in Hong Kong.


On a visit to the Shajiao power station in Dongguam, China, a typical celebrity greeting for Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu.


Gordon Wu (with hard hat) sets out to inspect the power station in Dongguam, hard hat and all!


Looking at the plans for the Hopewell New Town.


Visiting a superhighway construction project.


The year of the Tiger - an eye-opening light/sound show in Macau.


Dinner at the City of Dreams restaurant in Macau.


Presentation of the class gift by Jim Farrin to Gordon and Ivy Wu at the farewell dinner.


Nonie Krause plays a favorite song for Gordon with her husband Bruce, Jim Farrin, and class president Leonard Yerkes looking on.

A final tribute to Gordon Wu at the end of the farewell dinner: “In praise of old Nassau."