HKBU Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology
Thanks to the concerted effort of a number of dedicated donors, HKBU established the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, the first institution of its kind in Hong Kong, in 2013. Named after the late Professor the Hon. Jao Tsung-i, GBM, the world-renowned expert in Chinese classical studies who serves as its Honorary Permanent Director, the Academy was founded for the purpose of understanding and preserving Chinese cultural heritage through focused research and engaged teaching. Moreover, the Academy is determined to be the University’s unique showcase of research materials for Sinology. It has already built a remarkable collection of nearly 10,000.
Apart from high-level international conferences and seminars with local and overseas institutes, the Academy also organises various public events, such as calligraphy exhibition, book recycling, writing competitions, and art workshops, to introduce the riches of traditional Chinese culture accessible to new generations. It is the Academy’s hope that cultural life in Hong Kong can be elevated and enhanced by building on Professor Jao’s artistic achievements.
You may visit the Academy’s website to find out more about its work in promoting education in Sinology.