In Memoriam: Professor Zhan Hanglun, 1954-2020
On Saturday 24 October we received the sad news that our former colleague, Professor Zhan Hanglun, had passed away earlier the same day in Malaysia. Professor Zhan taught classical Chinese literature in the School before his retirement in 2015. Following his retirement he was offered a Professorship and took up the position of Head of the Department of Chinese at Southern University College, Malaysia. While his passing was a great shock to everyone, we understand he had been unwell for several months. Professor Zhan is fondly remembered. He was an enthusiastic contributor to the School’s research, teaching, and social activities, and a great promoter of traditional Chinese poetry. The importance of his research was recognised with the award of two GRF grants, and also dedicated much of his own time to building international academic links through organising conferences and research collaboration. He will be sorely missed.