Jao Tsung-i (1917–2018)

Jao Tsung-I.jpgPoet, calligrapher, scholar, and polymath Jao Tsung-i 饒宗頤 passed away in Hong Kong on February 6 at the age of 100.

Here is the South China Morning Post honoring him:

From oracle inscriptions to the manuscripts of Dunhuang, the Unesco-listed ancient Chinese grottos; from traditional Chinese paintings to calligraphies; musicology to literature, the breadth and depth of his knowledge in Chinese culture is probably unrivalled by anyone.

And for a collection of his classical-style poetry translated into English by Nicholas Morrow Williams, see The Residue of Dreams.