Swords and shields are what people, or at least people from the chivalric past, fight with. But in other times and circumstances they are also symbols of honours...
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Prof. Jao Tsung-I (centre), a world-renowned sinologist and Wei Lun Honorary Professor of Fine Arts at CUHK, has been named Associate Foreign Member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (the Académie), Institut de France. Associate Foreign Membership is the highest honour among overseas academicians of the Institut. Professor Jao is the first-ever Asian sinologist to be awarded this honourable title. Prof. Michel Zink (right), permanent secretary of the Académie, hosted the induction ceremony on 19 September at Lee Hysan Concert Hall. He presented the academician's sword, certificate, presidential decree and medal to Professor Jao.