UM to confer honorary degree on Pai Hsien-yung

UM honorary degree recipient Pai Hsien-yung

The University of Macau (UM) will confer the Doctor of Letters honoris causa degree on Prof Pai Hsien-yung on Wednesday 24 February, in recognition of his contributions to literature and the art of Kun opera. There will also be a Doctor honoris causa Lecture titled ‘My Kun Opera Journey’ by Prof Pai Hsien-yung. The ceremony and the lecture will be held at 5:00pm in the University Hall. The lecture will be conducted in Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation into English. Those who are interested please make online registration at For enquiries, please call 8822 8400 or email to Prof Pai Hsien-yung is a world-renowned writer, who has made a significant contribution to promoting the art of Kun opera. He received his master’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1965. Prof Pai has published many works, including short story collections Lonely Seventeen, Taipei People and The New Yorker, the essay collection Mo Ran Hui Shou (Suddenly Turning Back), and the novel Crystal Boys. His works have been translated into various languages and have been adapted into plays and films. Prof Pai is dedicated to promoting Chinese culture. He has produced a youth version of Peony Pavilion, a masterpiece of Kun opera, and it has been performed in different parts of the world.

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