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Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology invites renowned sinologist to be Distinguished Scholar in Residence

07 Nov 2018

Professor Edward Shaughnessy discusses the study of Chinese excavated texts
Professor Edward Shaughnessy discusses the study of Chinese excavated texts

The HKBU Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology has invited renowned sinologist Professor Edward Shaughnessy to be the HKBU Institute of Creativity’s Visiting Fellow-cum-Xuan Tang Distinguished Scholar in Residence from 2018 to 2020.

 

As the Director of the Creel Center for Chinese Paleography and Lorraine J & Herrlee G Creel Distinguished Service Professor in Early Chinese Studies at The University of Chicago, USA, Professor Shaughnessy will stay on campus for two weeks annually to give lectures and postgraduate seminars.

 

In October, Professor Shaughnessy gave two public lectures at HKBU, entitled “A Brief Discussion of the Casting of the Shi Wang ding in the Art Institute of Chicago: With Comments on the Importance of Writing in the Consciousness of Ancient China” and “On Catalpa: The Tsinghua Manuscript Cheng Wu and the Earliest Chinese Dream” respectively.

 

A world leading philologist, paleographer, and historian, Professor Shaughnessy has been a key figure in American Sinology since the 1980’s and has made a major contribution to the cultural and literary history of the Zhou period.