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The Citations for Honorary Fellows
 
王文彥
怡居地產常務董事及
中原地產創辦人
2019年5月10日

中大榮譽院士的介紹是隆而重之的,特別委任校內知名教授為每一位榮譽院士撰寫讚辭。我的讚辭由鄧思穎教授撰寫。 

以下是他的英文讚辭: 

 

Honorary Fellowship

A Citation

Mr Wong Man-yin Denny 

Bai Juyi is one of the great Tang poets. The young Bai did not find it easy to make ends meet when he was young and had not yet established a name for himself. Once he had resolved on a literary career, he travelled from Jiangnan to the capital, Changan, to show his poetry to Gu Kuang, a literary leader at that time. Since ‘Juyi’ literally means ‘easy living’, upon seeing Bai’s name on the manuscripts, Gu joked: ‘Rice is expensive in Changan. Living here is no easy matter!’ What Gu meant was that, given the high living standard in the capital, making a living there is not an easy matter at all. In fact, the same could be said of Hong Kong 1,200 years later. People who live in Hong Kong, especially the younger generation, have faced s