[Tibeto-burman-linguistics] Prof. Mei Tsu-lin

Randy LaPolla randy.lapolla at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 14:58:02 UTC 2023

Thank you, Wolfgang.

For those who can read Chinese, here is a 1999 interview with Prof Mei shared by Zhao Tong:



> On Oct 18, 2023, at 17:37, Wolfgang Behr <wolfgang.behr at aoi.uzh.ch> wrote:
> Dear Randy & all,
> here's a mini obituary on Mei xiansheng I posted as little X thread earlier
> today:
> https://twitter.com/behrwolf/status/1714554063633658157
> Best,
> W
>> On Wed, 2023-10-18 at 15:06 +0800, Randy J. LaPolla wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I just got the sad news that Prof. Mei Tsu-lin passed away. He was 90
>> years old. Here is an obituary and an account of his last day. Not sure
>> who wrote either one of these documents, as they were sent to me from the
>> Li Fang-kuei memorial society without details.The obituary mentions he
>> was born in Beijing, but doesn’t say where in Beijing. He told me he was
>> born on the campus of Yen Ching University, which is now the campus of
>> Peking University.
>> Prof. Mei didn’t do Tibeto-Burman linguistics, but many of you might have
>> met him at conferences. He mainly worked on historical grammar of
>> Chinese.
>> Randy
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