It is with great sadness that the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology announces the passing of Professor Jao Tsung-I, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the age of 101 years. Professor Jao, one of the most renowned scholars and men of letters of our time, was born in Chaozhou, Guangdong in 1917. In his more than 80 years of academic research, his scholarship extended to nearly every field of traditional Chinese culture, and included ancient history, oracle bone studies, comparative paleography, Dunhuang studies, Chinese classics and their commentaries, archaeology, religions, ethnology, historiography, bibliographical studies, and art history. He was proficient in multiple languages, ranging from English and French to
On 20 December 2017, Mario Sabattini, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University
in Venice, passed away. Born on July 6th 1944 in Rome, he studied at La Sapienza University in Rome and was a student of Prof. Lionello Lanciotti. In 1970 he started to serve as lecturer of Chinese history, and later taught Chinese language and literature at Ca’ Foscari University, where he served as Head of The Institute of Chinese Studies (1979-1991), Supervisor of Courses of Asian Languages and Literatures (1987-1990), Head of the Department of East Asian Studies (1992-1994), Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Hsinchu, Republic of China
2nd Jul – 10th Aug, 2018
All courses are taught in Chinese by instructors proficient in English and capable of customizing courses to meet the levels of preparation and the interests of students. Readings available in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Each course meets for six hours a week for six weeks, totalling 36 hours.
Sinophone Women Writers 華人女性文學
This course will lead students on a reading of the works of modern and contemporary Chinese-language female
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Final Report EACS Summer School “Hidden in Plain Sight: Materiality, Meaning and Accessibility of Chinese Objects in Local Collections” – University of Wales Trinity Saint David
4–9th Sep 2017
Chinese objects often lead dormant lives in private collections and museums across Europe, especially in small institutions without specialist curators. The workshop aimed to introduce participants to the issues, both theoretical and practical, involved in researching, curating and exhibiting Chinese objects from small and medium-sized museums or private collections.
19 young scholars