Splendours of Dunhuang: Jao Tsung-i's Selected Academic and Art Works Inspired by Dunhuang Culture
1/F Thematic Gallery 5
Professor Jao Tsung-i is a renowned scholar in Hong Kong. He is well recognized for his versatile scholarship, including Oracle Bones, Bamboo and Silk Scripts, Confucian Classics, Religions, Regional History, Dunhuang Studies, Bibliographic Research, and Chinese Art and Classical Literature. Professor Jao is a prolific author, who is deeply respected in the academic world and is one of the world's most important contemporary Chinese scholars.
Professor Jao has conducted profound research into Dunhuang manuscripts and art, revealing his life-long scholastic pursuit of "amalgamation of scholarship and art". In addition to his brilliant achievements in Dunhuang studies, he promotes Dunhuang culture through his artworks. Professor Jao has contributed greatly to the advocacy of scholarly research and cultural conservation.
The exhibition, jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The University of Hong Kong, is one of the signature events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It features Professor Jao's publications, paintings and calligraphy related to Dunhuang art and culture. Highlight exhibits include "Five-character Couplet in Dunhuang Sutra Scroll Style", "Flying Apsaras" painting and "Holding the Lotus" painting. The exhibits provide visitors with a glimpse into the great contribution of Professor Jao Tsung-i to Dunhuang studies, as well as the fascination of Dunhuang culture.