Sinologist Jao Tsung-I Passes Away

By Mei Manuel, February 06, 2018 23:02 PM


On Tuesday, Sinologist and scholar Jao Tsung-I passed away at the age of 101 in Hong Kong.

Jao, born on August 9, 1917, was not just known as a Sinologist and scholar, but he was also known as a historian, archaeologist, painter and educator. He is also known for contributing in advancing the study of humanities and arts in the country.

Some of his works focused on Chinese culture, history and the Dunhuang Grottoes, which is now a heritage site and one of China's treasures.

Jao moved to Hong Kong in 1949 to continue his work.

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