Decoding the Chinese Language and Characters with Professor Sin Chow-Yiu (in Cantonese)
「尖沙咀」、「敗北」與「造詣」 – 漢字漢語解碼
The Museum Society and UMAG are pleased to jointly present the second of two talks on Chinese calligraphy and philology.
Professor Sin Chow-Yiu will take us on a journey to decode the Chinese language and characters through uncovering the meanings and shapes of the Chinese characters, understanding etymology and character identification, and enhancing one's mastery of Chinese by understanding a character's original and extended meanings.
Professor Sin Chow-Yiu, who has taught at The University of Hong Kong for over 37 years, is currently Vice-President (Academic) and Head of the Department of Chinese, Hong Kong Buddhist College. He is also Honorary Professor at the School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong; Fellow at The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences; Member of the Academic Consultative Committee, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica; and Honorary Research Fellow of Tsinghua University. His research interests include Chinese paleography, phonology, etymology, excavated texts, Cantonese dialect, and the Zuozhuan (左傳).