In Memoriam: University Laureate Professor Jao Tsung-I


Professor Jao Tsung-I was a world-renowned scholar, poet, calligrapher, and painter whose contributions extended to every field of the humanities. He joined HKU in 1952, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters honoris causa in 1982 and was appointed HKU’s inaugural University Laureate in 2014. In 2003, Jao Tsung-I Petite École was established in HKU. The École’s publications include the important collections of Professor Jao’s masterpieces and studies on his works, such as Splendours of Dunhuang, Glamour of the Jao’s Lotus, The Amalgamation of Scholarship and Art, Collected Calligraphic Works of Jao Tsung-I, and many others.

Professor Jao was a national treasure, an international literary giant, and will remain forever part of the HKU legacy.