The HKU Museum Society and the University Museum and Art Gallery are pleased to arrange a guided viewing of Searching Through Teaching: Professor Jao Tsung-I’s 16 Years at The University of Hong Kong. The viewing will be led by Dr. Thomas Tang and Dr. Peter Cheng.
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 turned Professor Jao into an internationally acclaimed scholar. Dr. Tang and Dr. Cheng will walk us through the exhibition and introduce the life and work of Professor Jao and his achievements, scholarship and teaching at The University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Peter Cheng is currently Senior Researcher and Deputy Director (Research) of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, HKU. He has a wide range of research interests, including classic Chinese literature and the history of ancient China. He has published over 50 books and over 100 research articles, and has received 18 academic awards. Dr. Cheng is also a creative writer (penname Weiming) who has authored 11 collections of poetry and other literary genres.
Dr. Thomas Tang is Deputy Director (Art) of the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, HKU, and is an experienced art collector and connoisseur. He was a senior executive in several television corporations in Hong Kong and Macau, and managed the production of numerous programmes, including a series on the National Palace Museum in Taipei and Palace Museum in Beijing. He has lectured in a number of tertiary institutions. He is the author and editor of hundreds of publications on various subjects including Chinese painting.