D.C. Lau


Born
in Hong Kong, China
March 06, 1921

Died
April 26, 2010


D. C. Lau (Chinese: 劉殿爵; pinyin: Liú Diànjué; Cantonese Yale: Lau Din Cheuk) (6 March 1921 – 26 April 2010) was a Chinese sinologist and author of the widely read translations of Tao Te Ching, Mencius and The Analects and contributed to the Proper Cantonese pronunciation movement.

D. C. Lau studied Chinese under Prof. Xu Dishan at the University of Hong Kong, but fled to Mainland China in 1941 just before the Japanese occupied Hong Kong. In 1946, he was offered one of the first scholarships for a British university and studied Western philosophy in Glasgow University (1946–49). In 1950, Lau would take up a post at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, developing SOAS into a world-renowned center for the study of Chinese
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Average rating: 3.96 · 2,589 ratings · 154 reviews · 15 distinct works
Yuan Dao: Tracing Dao to It...

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Mencius

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Confucius The Analects tran...

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Lu Xun Xiao Shuo Ji Vocabul...

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Arabia Felix

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Sun Bin: The Art of Warfare...

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On the Nature of War

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