The Faculty is delighted to announce that “The Global Yijing: The Cross-Cultural Translation and Transnational Reception of the Yijing (Book of Changes) in Western Religion and Literature”, led by Professor Lai Tsz Pang John, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies is funded HK$680,000 in the 2023/24 Research Grants Council (RGC) “Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme” (HSSPFS), which is a highly competitive scheme with a maximum of 10 fellowships awarded each year.
“I am thrilled and humbly honoured to be awarded the HSSPFS for 2023/24. This is both a recognition and motivation for my constant striving for research excellence. At the root of Chinese civilization, the Yijing (I Ching / Book of Changes) has its cultural influence extended to other regions of East Asia, and well beyond to Europe and North America. My project investigates Yijing’s different translations and multifarious impacts on Western religion and literature, which will deepen our understanding of the global circulation and reception of this seminal Chinese classic”, shared Professor Lai.
Congratulations to Professor Lai for achieving outstanding results in the HSSPFS. The Faculty will continue to support scholars in their diversified research endeavors and contribute valuable research to society.
About Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS)
Introduced in 2012-2013, the Research Grants Council (RGC) Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS) aims at granting extended time-off and supporting funds to outstanding investigators under the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel to enable them to focus on research work and writing.