IN MEMORY OF
永 遠 懷 念
MASTER WONG CHAI LOK BH. MH.
王齊樂教授 BH. MH.
世 紀 育 才 齊 奮 進
一 生 知 命 樂 天 年
In Loving Memory of our
Master Wong Chai Lok BH. MH.
Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather
王齊樂教授 BH. MH.
Born in Taishan, Guangdong Province, CHINA
WONG CHAI LOK BH. MH.
王齊樂教授 BH. MH.
Master Wong, also known by his aliases “Ming-Fu” and “Lok-Yung”, was born in Taishan, Guangdong in 1924. Master Wong was first exposed to Chinese calligraphy at the age of 10. The elders in his village spotted Master Wong’s talent and interests, and gave him a special privilege to practice his calligraphic skills on the walls of the village communal hall where famous scripts and paintings were displayed.
In 1941, Master Wong came to Hong Kong for his secondary education in Pui Ying Middle School, but his study was interrupted by the war, and he immediately took safe passage to Guangdong. After the war, he returned to study at the Northcote College of Education in Hong Kong. After graduating in 1949, he joined the HK Education Department, serving as school inspector and later as headmaster of several Hong Kong government schools. Master Wong was a pioneer in continuing education and was given the task by the head of the Education Department to establish an adult learning section and later served as headmaster of several secondary schools for adults. Over the years, Master Wong wrote numerous books and publications on Chinese Education in Hong Kong which have been standard text for courses for Education degrees in Hong Kong’s Universities. He was a prolific writer and published numerous books of short proses, poems and calligraphy. His major works include “The Poems and Chinese Calligraphy of Wong Chai Lok” and “Selected Works of Wong Chai Lok – His first 80 Years”. He gave numerous lectures on a variety of subjects including School Administration, Moral Education and Calligraphy.
Master Wong both served in and chaired numerous societies and foundations, including as President of the “Hong Kong Lan Ting Society” and “Lok Tian Chinese Calligraphy Society”, which he founded. These two distinguished organizations whose motto is to promote the practice and appreciation of the art of Chinese art and calligraphy have large followings and member students. Master Wong’s alias “Lok Yung” was well known, which means “Happy Old Man” and recognized for his unique and accomplished styles of calligraphy and his active promotion of the study of Chinese calligraphy and culture. Living by the motto “One Life One Art”, he advocated that everyone could ignite the passion of art at any stage of one’s life. He himself practiced Chinese calligraphy for nearly 90 years and had never lost that passion in striving to improve his technique to the next level.
Master Wong received many recognitions for his lifelong contribution to education in Hong Kong. Amongst the honours and awards bestowed on him were the Queen’s medal of Honour in 1995, the Medal of Honour by the Government of the HKSAR in 2009 and Honorary Fellow by HKUSPACE in 2018, as well as three distinguished teaching awards by HKUSPACE and HK Teachers Association. As a true patriot of China, he focused on educating the needy children from less well provided areas within China. He established the “Wong Chai Lok Mai Po Hope Primary School” in 2006 and also contributed to the rebuilding of 2 primary schools in Guangdong province, “Fook Wai Chai Lok Primary School” and “Hong Kong Senior Education Workers’ Association-16 Town Chai Lok Primary School” in 2007. In 2012, Master Wong was invited by the Cornell University East Asia Program to give a talk and demonstration on Chinese calligraphy. During his visit in the Ithaca campus, he established the “Wong Chai Lok Chinese Calligraphy Fellowship Endowment” to promote future exchange of Chinese calligraphists with Cornell University. “Lok Yung” was immensely grateful to have been given a healthy long life and the opportunity of serving the society and nurturing the next generation to continue his work, from which he derived his true happiness.
Master Wong is survived by his wife of 66 years, Wong Lo-Fong, his three children, Vivien, Virginia and Alexander, and his five grandchildren.
王齊樂院士 字明夫，號樂翁，廣東台山人。出身於書香世家，母親是明朝宰相張居正的後人。王院士1924 年出生於台山。幼承家教，十歲即已於書室中學習書法。來港後入讀羅富國師範學院，1949 年畢業後執教於官立學校，工餘進修不倦。1966 年獲華僑書院文學士，1971 年獲珠海書院文史研究所第一屆文學碩士。
1979 年自教育署退休之後，王院士繼續擔任官立觀塘夜中學校長，并應邀擔任香港大學－ 中文大學專業進修學院及澳門東亞大學兼職導師。又應教育當局之邀與香港大學校外課程部合作，先後開辦「學校行政」及「學校德育」課程，為中小學校長，副校長及訓育主任講課，以提升香港教育質素。
1984 年課程結束，學員與王院士已成好友，力邀主持「書法講座」自1984 年至今三十多年未有間斷，不只成為一個長壽課程，更傳藝千人，結下不解的師生情誼。
王院士早於1947 年已隨何漆園老師習國畫。50 年代從趙學琴老師、馮康侯老師習書法。70 年代入梁伯譽老師門下習山水畫。數十年來，專攻二王書法， 並私淑當代中國名學者兼書法家沈尹默及鄧散木二位大師，心摹手追，聚友研習。書法作品寫就卷帙無數，如「正直無私」、「蘭亭集序」等。
王院士心繫家國，致力推廣教育，2006 年於貴州省三都水族縣塘州鄉塘賴村捐建「王齊樂苗圃希望小學」一所， 2007 年於廣東省四會縣石狗鎮石橋村捐建「福慧齊樂小學」一所，2007 年於廣東省乳源瑤族自治縣改建、維修一六鎮中心小學，成為「香港高齡教工會一六鎮齊樂中心小學」。
2012年王院士應美國康奈爾大學東亞課程中心 (CorneII University, East Asia Program) 之邀請，前往講學及展覧書藝。為推廣中華文化而設立「王齊樂中文書法學術研究基金」(Wong Chai-Lok Chinese Calligraphy Fellow Endowment) 以幫助大中華書法家前往講學交流。
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