Professor Lee, Kar Shui 李家樹
Professor K S Lee 李家樹 (BA MPhil PhD, HK; FCIL, London) was formerly Professor of Chinese at the School of Chinese of the Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong, and is at present Visiting Professor of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong. He is also Honorary Professor of the School of Chinese and SPACE, HKU. He has altogether written 16 books (10, single-authored and 6, co-authored), edited 25 books, and published about 160 articles and book chapters in his career as a university teacher for 32 years. His specialties range from Chinese classics and the languages of Tang-Song poetry to Chinese syntax, lexicology and semantics. The time span of his works stretches from ancient to modern and fields of study from literature to language. He is especially respected for his researches on Shijing studies, Chinese classics and the languages of Tang-Song poetry, making major breakthroughs in all these areas. Many of his works have appeared in international journals, influential and triggered debates at times, and won awards for the contribution they make to Chinese culture and scholarship. Professor Lee is also an expert of Chinese language. His publications on Chinese language and Chinese language teaching have been taken up as either textbooks or important references for language education in Hong Kong and regions nearby since the nineties of the last century. He has participated in recent years in the teaching of the Chinese judgment writing courses jointly organized by the HKSAR Judiciary and the Faculty of Law of HKU, as well as the language courses for the barristers and solicitors in Hong Kong, organized by the HKU Law Alumni Association. He is appointed as Adjunct Professor by the Faculty and teaches an undergraduate course on the use of Chinese in law. He has also been the editor of the Classical Chinese Literature Series of the Hong Kong University Press since 2002.
He presented 110 international conference papers, and delivered about 22 keynote and plenary speeches.
He was awarded a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK in 1986-87, and a Senior Fellowship by the National University of Singapore, Singapore in 1993. He was Visiting Scholar of SOAS, London University (1986-1987), National University of Singapore (1993), Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica (2009) and National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (2010). He was Research Fellow of Tianjin Normal University in 2002-2005, Visiting Professor of Zhejiang Normal University in 2004-2006, and Fellow of the Centre of Asian Studies/Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, HKU in 1999-2011. He has been elected as Fellow, Chartered Institute of Linguists, London since 1992.
He completed as Principal Investigator a number of funded projects on the nature of Zhou society, the Chinese writing system, the language of Tang poetry and the language of Song poetry.
He taught 3 to 4 courses on The Book of Songs, Chinese Prose, Modern Chinese Language, Functional Chinese, Chinese Etymology and Pre-Qin History etc each year when he was appointed full-time. He was Supervisor of about 45 MPhil and PhD graduates for the Faculty of Arts, and Co-Supervisor of several MPhil graduates for the Faculty of Education, HKU.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2010-04-01||Visiting Scholar: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, April, 2010||Research Achievement|
|2007-10-01||Honorary Professorship: College of Humanities and Law in HKU SPACE for 3 years from 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2010||Others|
|2004-01-01||Visiting Professor: Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, 1 January, 2004 to 31 December, 2006||Research Achievement|
|2009-04-01||Visiting Scholar: Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, October, 2009||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|1/3/1992 - present||Fellow||Institute of Linguists, London|
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