Jao Tsung-I

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Jao Tsung-I

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Born(1917-08-09)9 August 1917
Died6 February 2018(2018-02-06) (aged 100)
Other namesRao Gu'an 饒固庵
OccupationSinologist, historian, palaeographer, calligrapher, painter
TitleProfessor of the University of Hong Kong, University of Singapore, Yale University, Academia Sinica, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Parent(s)Rao E 饒鍔
Awards1982: D.Litt (HKU)
1997: Life Achievement Award (HKADC)
2000: GBM
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese饒宗頤
Simplified Chinese饶宗颐

Jao Tsung-I or Rao Zongyi (Chinese: 饒宗頤; 9 August 1917 – 6 February 2018) was a Hong Kong-based Chinese sinologist, calligrapher and painter.

Jao helped create many fields of humanities, including history, archaeology, epigraphy, folklores, religion, art history, musicology, literature, and Near Eastern Studies. He published more than 100 books and about 1,000 academic articles over a career spanning more than 80 years.

Jao died on 6 February 2018, at the age of 100 in Hong Kong.[1]

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  1. "Renowned Sinologist Jao Tsung-I dies at 101". China Daily. 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-02-06.