The Story of Jao Tsung-i
2019.11.27 - 2020.2.17
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
1/F Thematic Galleries 3, 4 & 5
Professor Jao Tsung-i was born in Chao'an, Guangdong Province, and moved to Hong Kong in 1949. He was a sinologist of international renown and highly esteemed for his erudition in a wide range of humanity subjects: from ancient history, regional history, oracle bone inscriptions, bamboo slips and silk manuscripts, bibliographic research, Chu Ci studies, Dunhuang studies, history of religions, archaeology to Chinese literature. His inspirational insights have made him one of the most influential masters of Chinese studies in a contemporary context. The exhibition presents the great Professor in an omnidirectional light. Through more than 200 items on display, which include snapshots of his daily life, personal letters, artworks, academic studies and other archival materials, visitors will be able to see how a Hongkong-based scholar became a world renowned master of Chinese studies through lifelong dedication. He left valuable cultural wealth to Hong Kong, our country, and the world, symbolising the ever-flourishing Chinese culture.