In Memory of Professor Louis Cha
It is with deepest sadness that we mourn for the passing of Professor Louis Cha.
Professor Cha was always closely connected with the Faculty of Arts. Back in the 80s, he had established the Louis Cha Fund in the Faculty for supporting teaching and research of our scholars and postgraduate students, and also for promoting Chinese studies and East/West studies to the wider community by organising public events.
Professor Cha (widely known as Jin Yong) was best known as one of the most influential and the world’s most-read Chinese writers of martial arts novels. As the founder of Ming Pao Daily News, he was also a pioneer journalist and commentator respected by the modern Chinese cultural community.
Professor Cha was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences by the University in 1986. He was the Honorary Professor in the School of Chinese of the Faculty of Arts.
Professor Cha’s generous contributions to the School of Chinese, the Faculty, the University and Hong Kong will always be remembered. The Faculty of Arts offers our deepest condolences to his family.