Din Cheuk Lau Hong Kong

Biography of Din Cheuk Lau

Professor D.C.Lau
Professor D.C.Lau

LAU, Din Cheuk (Liu dian jue)(劉殿爵) matriculated at the University in 1946 and graduated MA with first class honours in Logic and Moral Philosophy on 29 June 1949. He came to the University on SS Britannic after winning the Victory Scholarship jointly setup by the Hong Kong Government and the British Council. Lau attended classes in English, Logic and Moral Philosophy. He won the Buchanan Prize for Logic in 1946, the first international student of the University to receive this prize.

Lau held a lectureship at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and subsequently professorships at London University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he became Dean of the College of Arts (1980-83). He is internationally renowned for the authoritative translations of the Tao Te Ching("德"), Mencius (孟子) and the Analects of Confucius(-語).


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R/8/5/68/8 Matriculation Slips 1947-1948, Men J - L


Din Cheuk Lau
Born 8 March 1921.
Died 26 April 2010.
GU Degree: MA , 1949; Arts, 1946-49;
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: scholars
English snippet: Renowned scholar of Chinese philosophy and culture
Chinese snippet: 劉殿爵教授
Record last updated: 31st Aug 2012

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Hong Kong Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Hong Kong
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