In 1946 the first native student from Hong Kong arrived at the University of Glasgow on a scholarship. LAU, Din Cheuk received a first class honours degree in Philosophy in 1949. During his time at the University he became the first international student to be awarded the Logic Prize.
D.C. Lau taught Chinese Philosophy at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London for nearly 30 years, returning to Hong Kong to teach at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he became Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He is best known for his authoritative translations of Chinese Classics, the “Tao Te Ching”, “Analects” and “Mencius”. He is also one of the founders of the Chinese Ancient Texts Database (CHANT), and there is now a research centre for Chinese Ancient texts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong named after him.