Prof. the Honourable Jao Tsung-I, GBM, a world-renowned sinologist and Wei Lun Honorary Professor of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has been named Associate Foreign Member of Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Institut de France. The induction ceremony was held today (19 September) at Lee Hysan Concert Hall on CUHK campus. Prof. Michel Zink, Permanent Secretary, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of Institut de France presented the academician's sword, certificate, presidential decree and medal to Professor Jao at the ceremony. The Associate Foreign Membership is the highest honour among overseas academicians of Institut de France. Professor Jao is the first-ever Asian sinologist to be awarded this honourable title.