"The Divine Plan at Work": Special exhibition on oracle bone inscriptions and Professor Jao Tsung-i's publication

02 September 2019


To commemorate the 120th anniversary of the discovery of oracle bones and the 60th anniversary of the publication of Oracle Bone Diviners of the Yin Dynasty (Yindai zhenbu renwu tongkao), a monumental work of the late Professor the Hon. Jao Tsung-i, GBM, HKBU Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology (BUJAS), together with the National Museum of Chinese Writing co-organise the special exhibition “The Divine Plan at Work: The 120th Anniversary of the Discovery of Oracle Bone Inscriptions cum 60th Anniversary of the Publication of Oracle Bone Diviners of the Yin Dynasty by Professor Jao Tsung-i”, and a series of activities including an international conference, the “JAS Oracle Bone Seminars” series, “Oracle Bone Script with a Twist” (a taster day of oracle bone calligraphy), an oracle bone calligraphy competition for secondary school students, and “ABC of Oracle Bones” workshop for primary school students.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held on 2 September 2019. It was officiated by The Hon. Lau Kong Wah, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs; Dr. Sze Chi Ching, SBS, JP, Chairman of Hang Tung Resources Holding Limited; Dr. Simon Suen, BBS, JP, Chairman of the SML Group; Professor Lee Chack Fan, GBS, JP, Director of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong; Dr. Thomas Tang Wai Hung, Deputy Director (Art) of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole; Ms. Angeline Yiu Ching Fun, Honorary Patron, Development Committee of BUJAS; Professor Mette Hjort, Dean of Arts of HKBU; Professor Chen Zhi, Director of the BUJAS; and Mr. Kendall Crilly, University Librarian of HKBU.

Members of the HKBU Foundation and HKBU representatives attending the ceremony included Mrs. Sze Wu Shu Min; Ir Dr. K.K. Wong, GBS, JP; Mrs. Mary Suen; and Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.