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Prof. Jao Tsung-I's 100th Birthday Celebration

The Chinese University hosted a banquet on 17 March to celebrate the 100th birthday of Prof. Jao Tsung-I, a world-renowned sinologist. Around 120 guests attended the banquet.

On behalf of the University, Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor, presented a scarf embroidered with the CUHK emblem and a piece of calligraphy of a couplet composed by Prof. Yau Shing-tung, Distinguished Professor-at-Large, and calligraphy written by Professor Sung himself to Professor Jao as birthday presents. The Institute of Chinese Studies held an open lecture on 'Memories of My Relations with My Laoshi Jao Tsung-I' by Prof. Léon Vandermeersch, French sinologist renowned, on the afternoon of the same day.

Dr. Charles Yeung, chairman of Glorious Sun Holdings and GS Charity Foundation, generously donated HK$10 million to support the Jao Tsung-I Visiting Professorship Scheme and related cultural activities for promoting Chinese history and culture. The cheque presentation ceremony was held on the same day.

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