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Dekuan Huang Professor, School of Humanities, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Dekuan Huang is Professor, School of Humanities, Tsinghua University. He is a former president of Anhui University and the Chairman of the Chinese Writing Society. He completed his PhD in Chinese paleography from Jilin University, China, and has been engaged in the study of Chinese language and characters for around three decades. He is also Deputy Director of Unearthed Research and Protection Centre, Tsinghua University. By unearthing and explicating many important documents, he has made a major contribution to the study of the Chinese civilization.

He has many publications to his credit, for example, A History of Chinese Philology, Annotated Genealogy of Ancient Chinese Characters, Collected Papers on the Theory of Chinese Characters, Chinese Characters Interpretation and Cultural Tradition, Development of Ancient Chinese characters, and so on. Professor Huang has been a member of the Committee of Chinese Education and the Committee of Social Science of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.