On Professor Jao’s
The field of “Jao studies” is devoted to research into Professor Jao Tsung-I’s scholarly principles, methodology, and achievement in various research areas, as well as his position and impact in the intellectual history. Aside from its intrinsic value, Jao studies can be one of a key to unlocking the study of Chinese culture. Professor Jao advocates a broad conception of Huaxue (literally “Chinese studies”) and has led innovative research on the Confucian classics. He has proposed the Quintuple Evidence Law for the study of ancient Chinese history and etc., which should all be classified as main research areas of Jao studies. Moreover, Jao Studies examines the prominent contributions that Prof. Jao has made and his erudite research in the study of oracle bones, paleography, the study of bamboo strips and silk manuscripts, ancient philology, archaeology and ancient history, history of cultural exchange between China and foreign countries, Dunhuang studies, history of religions, the study of history, the study of Chaozhou, history of art, classical literature, bibliography.
Mr Chan Wai Nam
“I consider Professor Jao a great mountain in our midst. Under his inspirational call, Sinology and other disciplines will flourish into a whole range of soaring peaks.” — Mr Chan Wai Nam
“ You ask why I am interested in your works. The answer is that you are a great sinologist and I think a collection of your works should be in Paris. Your paper on the wonderful manuscript of Lao-tzu was a great paper, so was your study on the Ch’u silk manuscript, and your book on the Shang inscription is a great book. All your writings bring original and important contributions to the knowledge of ancient China, and they should be available to all sinologists everywhere.” – Paul Demieville, 1960