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Obituary of Prof. Fok Tou-hui

The Department of Philosophy mourns the passing of Mr. Fok Tou-hui, retired professor of the Department, on 6 June 2018 in Beijing at the age of 78. We offer our deep condolences to his family.

Mr. Fok was born in Hainan in 1940. He came to Hong Kong in 1957. Since 1964 he was under the tutelage of Mr. Tang Junyi and graduated from New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies two years later. He then went to Otani University, Kyoto in 1969 to pursue his doctoral studies. He began his 27 years of service at the Department in 1972, teaching Chinese philosophy, Buddhism, and Indian philosophy. In 1982 he was co-appointed by New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies as a researcher. As the founder of the Dharmasthiti Group, Mr. Fok was acclaimed for his deep devotion to promoting Confucian studies, life education and xingqing education. In 2009, Mr. Fok and the Dharmasthiti Group participated in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Department and the centenary of Mr. Tang Junyi by co-organizing the international conference “New Directions in Chinese Philosophy” and the exhibition “Guardian of the Spiritual Value of Chinese Culture: Tang Chun-I Centenary Exhibition”. Mr. Fok will be dearly remembered by all of us as an exemplary teacher and a keen supporter of our Department.

May he rest in peace.

Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
8 June 2018