Professor Jao Tsung-I, GBM, is a world-renowned scholar who has attained remarkable achievements in Chinese and Oriental Studies as well as arts and culture.

Professor Jao’s academic achievements and contributions have won him numerous awards and honours. He has been awarded the Prix Stanislas Julien by the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres, Institute de France, and was the first Chinese to receive an honorary degree in humanities by the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in France. He is a Life Member of the Bhandarkar Oriental Institute in Poona, India; Fellow of Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient; Honorary Member of the Societe Asiatique, France; Honorary Research Fellow of the Dunhuang Research Institute, China; Adviser of the Research Centre of Ancient Civilization, Peking University; Consultant, Research Bureau of Ancient Scripts, State Council of China; and Adviser of the Institute of Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. For his remarkable work in promoting the arts and culture, he has received many prestigious awards including the Order of Arts and Letters, Ministry of Culture of France, the Grand Bauhinia Medal, and a Prize for Special Contributions to the Protection of Dunhuang Relics.

Causes Supported:
Arts & Culture, Education

Source of Information:
The University of Hong Kong

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