Professor Jao Tsung-I, ICS Honorary Advisor and CUHK Wei Lun Honorary Professor in Fine Arts, was conferred the Honorary Doctorate Degree by Shangdong University
Professor Jao Tsung-I, ICS Honorary Advisor and CUHK Wei Lun Honorary Professor in Fine Arts, was officially conferred the Honorary Doctorate Degree by Shangdong University on 26 March 2014. Congratulations to Professor Jao for this impressive achievement.
Establishment of Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professorship Scheme
Since its inception in 1963, CUHK has been dedicated to the modernisation and promotion of Chinese culture through its study programmes in the humanities and social sciences. Professor Jao Tsung-I is a leading expert in sinology, and has made an immense contribution to academic and cultural exchange between China and the West. CUHK shares his desire to promote Chinese culture worldwide. The University celebrated its golden jubilee last year, and to mark the occasion, the Visiting Professorship Scheme was set up under our Institute of Chinese Studies. The University is truly honoured to name the scheme after Professor Jao Tsung-I. Every year, a world-renowned scholar of Chinese culture will be invited to the Institute to participate in academic research and knowledge exchange. Our hope is that the Jao-Tsung I Visiting Professor will inspire the younger generation and further promote Chinese culture.
Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professor – Professor Nils Göran David Malmqvist
In 2014, The Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professorship Scheme was established under the Institute of Chinese Studies. The first Visiting Professor was Professor Nils Göran David Malmqvist, a leading Swedish sinologist and member of the selection committee for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Professor Malmqvist visited from 1-21 March, during which time a public lecture entitled Popular Poetry of the Tang Period, followed by a sharing session, was held.
Visiting Scholar – Professor Wei-tien Tsai
Supported by the Scholarly Exchange Scheme of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Professor Wei-tien Tsai of the National Tsing Hua University was invited to visit the T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre (CLRC). During his visit, Professor Tsai met with graduate students from both the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages to discuss their work. The students found these discussions and the Professor's comments extremely beneficial.