Boda Gate, Wanqing Gate, Xueyuan Gate
The three gates of Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute correspond to three avenues at the gate: Boda Road，Wanqing Road，Xueyuan Road. Thus, they are respectively named as Boda Gate, Wanqing Gate and Xueyuan Gate. Since ancient times, the accumulation of human knowledge is as vast as the stars and the sea. Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute intends to cultivate students who are open-minded and upright in spirit as cultivating morality in breadth and depth. As we know，the teachers and students of the National Southwestern Associated University studied hard during war. Now our country flourishes and people live in peace as Xueyuan Gate represents that the diligent studies of assiduous students for China’s splendid future. The teachers and students in our school will never forget how hard the the teachers and students of NSAU struggled for saving the nation from crisis during Anti-Japanese War and inherit the spirit of hard work to engage in the construction of China Dream, which will inevitably enable the school to become a landmark of new era. The school will develop strongly and prosperously.
Jiang Menglin Teaching Building, Mei Yiqi Teaching Building and Zhang Boling Teaching Building
Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute (also abbreviated as Xilian School) possesses three academic divisions: primary school, junior high school and senior high school. The teaching buildings of the three academic divisions are named after three presidents of NSAU, Jiang Menglin, Mei Yiqi and Zhang Boling. In this sunny, clean and upright school, students in primary school will grow up towards the sun with the nutrients from spring dew just like little sunflowers. They pursue their dreams and start their lives happily here. The teaching building of the primary school, Jiang Menglin Teaching Building, is named after Jiang Menglin. The teaching building of the junior high school takes the name of Mei Yiqi. The students in junior high school are anticipated to be strong in mind and determined in volition. The teaching building of the senior high school is named after Zhang Boling. Students in senior high school are anticipated to obtain prominent achievements in their studies, and become excellent talents with enthusiasm for the motherland, courage to responsibility, worldwide eyesight.
the International Division
Located in the area of Yunnan, a place with a history of thousands of years, the celebrated International Division of the school observes the world. It is a place for communication and study among different cultures. With the principle of admiring the beauty of different cultures, the school is cultivating students with worldwide eyesight and the ability of intercultural communication. At the same time, the division has paved a colorful road for cultural communication with the Chinese spirit and the worldwide eyesight. With the pedagogy of the division, students will bring the profound and broad Chinese culture to the world. The splendid world civilization will invigorate modern China, as well. Generation to generation, the students of the International Division will inherit the glorious Chinese civilization and rejuvenate the nation.
Zhen’gan building, Zhen’gan Boulevard, Zhen’gan square
We denominate the administration building near the Wanqing Gate as Zhen’gan building, the area/space in front of the administration building as Zhen’gan Square, and the main street from Boda Gate to Xueyuan Gate as Zhen’gan Boulevard.
Zhen’gan, extracted from one of the lyric, “Backbones of the Nation have been transplanted to the remote border of the Motherland. Blood of the Civilians has been splashed on the earth of China.”, of Anthem of National Southwestern Associated University—Manjianghong, means that during the period when the Japanese Invasion caused millions of deaths across China, many ambitious talents and scholars have transferred to a border province in the southwest part of China with the hope to save the country through learning. Zhen means the strong and solid wood; Gan means the trunk. Zhen’gan originally was used to build guarding walls in ancient times, which is later a metaphor of backbones of the nation. We choose these two words as the names of construction to urge our students to treasure every moment, and encourage them to get committed to learning and undertake the responsibilities of constructing a strong country and ultimately, a peaceful world.
The school auditorium, Laizhe, with its left connecting Zhen’gan building and its right closing to Sunflower Tea Canteen, is an important place for school to hold conference, theatrical performance and other activities. “Motivate your heart, restrain your emotion by admiring your foregone sages.”said in the National Southwest Associated University’s school anthem, complements well with“ By writing this tablet inscription, we will concrete our unswerving integrity, celebrate the great success against the Japanese Invasion and ultimately, admonish our successors.”, written in the monument of National Southwest Associated University. On the one hand, it encourages teachers and students to learn from the predecessors, follow in their footsteps to accumulate knowledge in breadth and depth and strive hard to be a wise person in the future. On the other hand, the school respects and receives foregone sages to light the spark of the teachers and students.
"Feng Youlan Building", "Hua Luogeng Building" and "Deng Jiaxian Building"
The three complex buildings of Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute are equipped with Physics Laboratories, Chemistry Laboratories, Biology Laboratories, Informational Technique Laboratories, General Technique Laboratories, Microbiology Laboratories, Graphene Laboratories, Multi-functional Psychological Center etc. Meanwhile, there are also teaching places for arts and humanities such as Music Classrooms, Art Classrooms, Dancing Rooms and History and Geography Classroom in the three buildings etc., which are playing important roles in fundamental scientific researches and cultural surveys. In addition, these laboratories are important venues to train students' ability of observation, thinking and innovation and stimulate their spirit of scientific exploration. Besides, these labs and classrooms are also essential places for the cultivation of students’ good tastes of a better life and acquisition of the essence of living well. Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute have denominated its three comprehensive buildings after three famous masters in philosophy, mathematics and nuclear physics during the Southwest Associated University period: Mr. Feng Youlan, Mr. Hua Luogeng and Mr. Deng Jiaxian and the aim is to take the three masters as the models of staffs and students in our school, to guide all teachers and students to inherit the rigorous scientific spirit and attitude of the masters, to establish a sense of responsibility to the whole nation.
Cundian Library & Wenshao Library
Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute attaches great importance to developing the lifelong reading habits of its people. The school library is made up of paper library, reading room and cloud wisdom library, providing access to excellent reading resources in print and online. The two libraries are named as “Classics Preservation Library” and “Wenshao Library”. “Cundian ” is taken from the allusion of Master Liu Wendian that “to survive is to preserve the work “Zhuangzi”(Taoist classic by Zhuangzi and his followers)”. With a vast accumulation of books, our school is committed to carrying on the spirit of NASU and to cultivating pillars for the country. “Wenshao”is an allusion to” “The Analects of Confucius: A Transmitter”saying that “When the Master Confucius was in Qi Kingdom, once he heard the Shao (a kind of ancient music), and for three months did not know the taste of meat”. It implicates that our teachers and students forget all about eating and sleeping when they read, soaking themselves in the ocean of knowledge and climbing new heights in spirits.
Yunqi Apartment, Yunjuan Apartment, and Yunshu Apartment
Located in Yunnan province, Southwestern China, Kunming is known as the City of Spring and Flowers. Here, the education miracle, which was created by National Southwest Associated University eighty-two years ago, is once again germinating in the fertile land of Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute. Apartments are places where teachers and students can have a good rest after teaching and learning. The configuration of the three apartments, Yunqi, Yunjuan and Yunshu, is just like the Chinese character “pin (品)”. Yunqi Apartment embraces the other two apartments, which means, teachers will instruct our students to march forward courageously in their study and care about our students genuinely and sincerely in their daily life.“Yun”also means“to speak” in ancient Chinese, representing the diversified communication and joint growth between teachers and students. Dynamic, enthusiastic and untrammeled, these characteristics are the name “Yunjuan” endowing the boys in our school. Gentle, modest and polite, the girls are anticipated to be cozy and relieved like the blue sky and white clouds. Teachers and students in Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute harmoniously coexist with each other, living, teaching and learning positively and uprightly.
Sunflower Tea Canteen
The student canteen is named “Sunflower Tea Canteen”, named after the teahouse culture of the NSAU. During the hard times of war period, the conditions of NSAU school facilities were quite humble, and there was only one library with limited seats available. Thus, some students chose to study in the teahouse bringing some books and a plate of sunflower seeds. The students could read books there and it had gradually become the land of knowledge accumulation and spiritual nourishment, where students continued to seek the spirit of independence and freedom in thinking. On the one hand, the “Sunflower Tea Canteen” implies that our Affiliated school of Kunming NSAU Research Institute inherits the culture and promotes the spirit of NSAU. On the other hand, sunflower represents the students in our Affiliated school of Kunming NSAU Research Institute, a sunny and upright school.
“万花锦绣同民乐，不比青山独乐园。伴得春风共花醉，尽教蝶闹与蜂喧。”西联卓如园、静安园、寅恪园、宜仲园分别以清华四大导师梁启超先生（字卓如）、王国维先生（字静安）、陈寅恪先生、赵元任先生（字宜仲）的字或名命名。四人都是我国近代最杰出的学者，清华国学研究院正是由于他们，建立了中国学术独立的传统。梁启超先生立志改良，宣传变法，一生以救国新民为己任；王国维先生提出了古今成大事业、大学问者必经的三种境界，历来为人称道；陈寅恪先生以 “独立之精神，自由之思想” 在史中求识，发展了中国的历史考据学；赵元任先生是 “中国现代语言学之父”，一生掌握了33种方言，为中国语言学的研究事业培养了一支庞大的队伍。漫步于佳木葱茏、蜂飞蝶戏、曲径通幽、清新秀雅的西联花园，我们对四大导师顿生崇敬之意，向学之心犹然而生。愿西联师生以前辈为榜样，孜孜不倦，永攀学术高峰！
Zhuoru garden, Jing 'an garden, Yinque garden and Yizhong garden
Zhuoru garden, Jing 'an garden, Yinque garden and Yizhong garden were respectively named after the four great mentors of Tsinghua university, Mr. Liang Qichao (Zhuoru as courtesy name), Mr. Wang Guowei (Jing 'an as courtesy name), Mr. Chen Yinque (no courtesy name) and Mr. Zhao Yuanren (Yizhong as courtesy name). They are among the most outstanding scholars in modern China. Thanks to them, the Tsinghua institute of Chinese studies established the tradition of academic independence in China. Mr. Liang Qichao determined to improve and publicize the reform movement, and devoted his life to save the nation and new people; Mr. Wang Guowei put forward three realms that the great people and famous scholars must experience no matter in the ancient time or in the modern time, which had always been praised by people; Mr. Chen Yinque developed Chinese historical textual research by seeking knowledge in history with his "spirit of independence and freedom in thinking". Mr. Zhao Yuanren is the "father of modern Chinese linguistics". He mastered 33 dialects in total and cultivated a big team for the research of Chinese linguistics. Our school gardens are beautiful with ever flourishing trees, meadows and winding walking paths. Also, this beautiful scenery attracts many butterflies and bees flying around. Wandering in the beautiful gardens, we have a strong sense of reverence to these four great scholars with an eagerness to learn. All teachers and students are willing to follow the example of our predecessors and work tirelessly to reach academic pe
“John Ma Gym” “John Ma Road”
In the honor of professor John Ma, a famous sports theorist and educator of Tsinghua university and Southwest Associated University, the school gym is called "John Ma Gym" and the road between the canteen and the football field is called "John Ma Road". Mr. Ma once encouraged students of Southwest Associated University to actively take exercise and be strong and energetic so that they can achieve the goal of "staying fit and working hard for the country for 50 years". Students in Affiliated School of Kunming NSAU Research Institute are asked to inherit the “John Ma Sportsmanship” and make students with sport talents stand out