Academic Staff

LEE, Kar Shui 李家樹

Professor K S Lee 李家樹 (BA MPhil PhD, HK; CFIL, 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 15 books (9, 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.  He is appointed as Adjunct Professor by the Faculty and teaches an undergraduate course on the use of Chinese in law.  He is also the editor of the Classical Chinese Literature Series of the Hong Kong University Press.