An exhibition to celebrate the legacy of Professor Jao Tsung-I, one that shines a light on the renaissance of legitimate traditional values and morals, is being held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Visitors will have the chance to see 200 items of calligraphy, paintings and manuscripts from Professor Jao Tsung-I’s private collection, some of them showcased for the first time at a public exhibition. The collection contains many exceptional pieces of art and archival materials, and many with fascinating back-stories to explore. Part of the exhibition showcases Professor Jao Tsung-I’s selected academic and artworks inspired by Dunhuang culture.
The public exhibition will be held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum from 27 November 2019 – 17 February 2020.
The large mainly ink painting of lotus flowers by Professor Jao is one of the best examples of his lotus paintings.
Organised in parallel to the The Story of Jao Tsung-I exhibition is an Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Jao Studies for teams of secondary students, offering a HK$ 60,000 scholarship for the top team in both Junior and Senior categories.
“The Story of Jao Tsung-I” Competition
An Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Jao Studies
November 2019 – July 2020
All secondary school students in Hong Kong (Teams of 2-5 students).
• Junior category: Secondary 1 to 3
• Senior category: Secondary 4 to 6
• Champion: HK$ 60,000, trophy, certificate
• First runner-up: HK$ 45,000, trophy, certificate
• Second runner-up: HK$ 30,000, trophy, certificate
• Outstanding performance (up to 20 teams): HK$ 3,000, trophy, certificate
5 July 2020 (Sunday)
Five-character couplet written by Jao Tsung-I a few days before he passed away.
Sketches of Indian figures created during Professor Jao’s trip to India.
Handscroll created by internationally renowned sculptor and curator of The National Art Museum of China, Professor Wu Weishan, in memory of Professor Jao.
Edited by John Cremer