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Dr Charles Yeung supports the “Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professorship Scheme”

17 MAR 2015

Dr Charles Yeung (right) presents a cheque to Professor Joseph Sung (centre) and Professor Leung Yuen-sang, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (left)
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Professor Joseph Sung presents a souvenir to Dr Charles Yeung
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Professor Jao Tsung-I (centre) presents a piece of his calligraphy to Dr Charles Yeung
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A group photo taken at the ceremony
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The Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professor Public Lecture was held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 17 March 2015. Renowned French sinologist Professor Léon Vandermeersch was invited to visit CUHK as the Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professor and deliver the Public Lecture titled “Memories of my relations with my Laoshi Jao Tsung-I”.

On the occasion of Professor Jao’s 100th birthday, CUHK is delighted to announce a generous pledge of HK$10 million from Dr Charles Yeung, Chairman of The Glorious Sun Holdings Limited and GS Charity Foundation Limited, in support of the “Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professorship Scheme”, as well as a series of talks and activities for the promotion of Chinese history and culture. Attended by over 100 participants, a cheque presentation ceremony was held at the beginning of the Public Lecture.

The Chinese University was truly honored to set up a visiting professorship scheme named after Professor Jao in 2013. Through the Scheme, a world-class scholar on Chinese cultural research will be invited to the Institute of Chinese Studies of CUHK as Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professor for academic research and scholarly exchange each year. It is believed that the Scheme will facilitate the promotion of Chinese culture and be able to inspire the young generation. The sustainable development of the Scheme is made possible by the staunch support of Dr Charles Yeung.