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The Story of Jao Tsung-i

1/F Thematic Galleries 3, 4 & 5
27 November 2019 – 22 June 2020

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The University of Hong Kong
Jointly organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong
Supported by HKEdCity, Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Macao Museum of Art, Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole Fan Club, Jao Tsung-I Academy (Macao), The Jao Studies Foundation and The Jao Link

Professor Jao Tsung-i was born in Chao'an, Guangdong Province, and moved to Hong Kong in 1949. He was highly esteemed for his erudition in a wide range of humanity subjects: from prehistory, regional history, oracle bone inscriptions, bamboo and silk manuscripts, bibliographic research, the ancient anthology Songs of Chu, 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 exhibits on display, which include snapshots of his daily life, personal letters, academic and artistic achievements, literary writings and archive collections, 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.

Virtual Tour of "The Story of Jao Tsung-i" Exhibition
(Background music: guqin recording of the piece Saoshou wentian (Seeking an answer from heaven, in frustration) by Mr Yiu Shek-on, John.)

Exhibit Highlights