Distinguished scholar and writer Professor Chow Tse-tsung (周策縱) and his wife Dr. Nancy N. Wu have generously donated Prof. Chow’s personal papers, manuscripts, memorabilia, artworks and books to the HKBU Library in different phases between 2004 and 2009. The donations have become treasures of the Library.
The Tse-tsung Chow Collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy reflects his lifelong links with contemporary authors and intellectuals. Nearly 300 works by more than 100 scholars are featured in the collection, including 饒宗頤, 茅盾, 梁實秋, 俞平伯, 洛夫, 余英時, 周汝昌. It gives insight into Prof. Chow’s social network and his passions. Some of the works were acquired at the International Conference on the Dream of the Red Chamber, of which he was the founder.