Book Title: Master and I: Our Days in Tzu Chi
Author: Kuo Hann-Chorng
Translation: Fang Kai-Ping
Proofread: Grace Chen, Jessica Huang, Chang Hui-Min
Editorial Collaboration: Tzu Chi Medical Foundation Humanities and Communication Office
Publisher: Tzu Chi Publishing Co.
A General Hospital Started from 50 Cents Early on a summer morning in September 1986, we took the 6:30 a.m. train from Taipei, and entered slowly into the new station in Hualien City. A few young doctors from National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) who had just returned from their “Taiwan-Saudi Medical Mission” in Saudi Arabia were assigned to Hualien on weekly basis, because of the newly founded Tzu Chi Hospital in Hualien, which started a cooperative education project with NTUH, were in dire need of assistance. When we walked off the platform and out of the station, I could not help but take a deep breath when I saw the towering central mountain range behind us, a clear and bright sky. “What a wonderful place,” I thought. ...