Chinese Mourn Ji, Acclaimed Scholar

From China Daily:

One day after the death of one of the country’s greatest minds, Chinese paid their respects Sunday to Ji Xianlin, a widely acclaimed linguist and “national treasure”.

The line of mourners was seemingly endless for the midday memorial service in the auditorium at Peking University, where Ji had once worked.

Ji, who was born in Shandong, was awarded the highest honors in literature by China and India. He was one month short of his 98th birthday. Ji suffered a heart attack at a Beijing hospital on Saturday.

Read also Ji Xianlin, the reluctant master by Xiao Dao.

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