[EXHIBITION 展覽] Searching through Teaching: Professor Jao Tsung-i’s 16 Years at The University of Hong Kong 寓研於教——饒宗頤教授在香港大學的十六年

08/03/2019 - 09:30 - 19/05/2019 - 18:00




饒教授一直十分感恩香港大學對他的造就,尤其對港大中文系的林仰山教授(Professor F. S. Drake)、羅香林教授和賀光中先生等人的知遇和提攜。港大是一所很典型的教授治校、學術為主、重視自由的研究型大學,正因這種優良的制度,才使饒教授於港大任教的十六年間可專注於多個不同領域的學問。港大亦是一所國際性大學,提供了優越的文化交流的平台,使饒教授除了與港臺眾多學友交流外,還可更順利地走向西方漢學界,與一些享譽世界的漢學大家如戴密微(Paul Demiéville)、霍克思(David Hawkes)、李約瑟(Joseph Needham)、吉川幸次郎等頻密接觸,互相交流研究心得,並得以參加一些重要國際學術會議。這一切最終也成就了饒教授為一代大家。

In collaboration with the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) will present "Searching through Teaching: Professor Jao Tsung-i’s 16 Years at The University of Hong Kong" from March 8 to May 19, 2019. The works on exhibit, which date from Professor Jao’s 1952–1968 tenure at HKU, illustrate how this period of teaching, research and international exchange laid the foundations for his development as an internationally acclaimed scholar.

The exhibition is divided into four main areas: teaching, research, social circle, and books and artworks donated to the University by Professor Jao. Exhibits include his authored books, lecture notes, examination papers, letters, paintings, calligraphy, and part of his original collection of rare books and autographed editions.

The exhibits are on loan from the Jao family, UMAG, and the Petite Ecole. The broad assortment of items elucidates how Professor Jao’s 16 years of teaching, research, and engagement with international academic exchange at HKU led him from Hong Kong to the world stage, thus bringing a tremendous and lasting impact on the international community of sinologists.

Professor Jao expressed enduring gratitude for the University’s contributions to his achievements. He was particularly grateful to Professor F. S. Drake, Professor Lo Hsiang-lin, and Mr. Ho Kwong-chung of the Chinese Department for their encouragement and support. HKU’s structure as a research institute is a key reason that Professor Jao could focus on multiple fields of study during his 16 years on campus. As an international university, HKU also offered him an outstanding platform for cultural exchange. This platform, in addition to allowing Professor Jao to engage with local and Taiwanese colleagues, facilitated his entry into western sinology circles and his close contact with several world-renowned sinologists. This group of scholars, with whom he frequently exchanged research and insight, included Paul Demiéville, David Hawkes, Joseph Needham and Kōjirō Yoshikawa. His association with the University also allowed him to participate in a number of key international academic conferences. Ultimately, each of these factors contributed to Professor Jao becoming one of the leading authorities of his generation.