Timeline

1921
Born in Hong Kong to a family of scholars
1940
Studied at the University of Hong Kong and at the University of Manchester in the U.K.
1940
Worked for four years in Chinese cultural affairs in London
1946–1949
Worked for four years in Chinese Cultural Affairs, London, UK
1950
Returned to Hong Kong and became a tutor in the English Department of the University of Hong Kong
1954–1958
Returned to Hong Kong and became a tutor in the English Department, the University of Hong Kong
1965
Became the Director of Extramural studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
1970
President of the Hong Kong Translation Society and an adviser to the Hong Kong Museum of Art
1984
Retired from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and started painting professionally

Exhibitions

2013
Flights of Fancy: Landscapes of of TC Lai, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
2011
Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings by TC Lai, City Hall, Hong Kong (solo)
2005
Paintings and Calligraphy Works of TC Lai, Hong Kong Translation Society Charity Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong (solo)
2003
Grotto Fine Art (solo)
2002
Alisan Fine Arts (solo)
1999
University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong (solo)
1997
Alisan Fine Arts (solo)
1994
Alisan Fine Arts (solo)

Public Collections

Hong Kong Museum of Art
Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
Peaboby Essex Musuem, MA, USA