Lingnan University (Chinese: 嶺南大學; pinyin: Lǐngnán Dàxué) in Canton, Kwangtung Province, China (now Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China), was a private university established by a group of American missionaries in 1888. At its founding it was named Canton Christian College (格致書院). Lingnan University was incorporated into Chung Shan University (now Sun Yat-sen University) in 1953. Members of the university fled to Hong Kong and founded the Lingnan School in Wan Chai in 1967, which was relocated to Tuen Mun in the mid-1990s and renamed Lingnan University in 1999. Sun Yat-sen University is a comprehensive university founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen in 1924. In the Times Higher Education Ranking 2011-2012, it was ranked sixth among all Chinese universities and first in South China. Originated from Lingnan University, a private university in the early 20th century, Lingnan (University) College was reestablished in 1988 within Sun Yat-sen University.