Professor Shing-Tung Yau of Harvard University who gave an invited lecture entitled “Metric methods in algebraic manifolds” at the “Shoshichi Kobayashi Memorial Symposium” on May 25th in the morning and a speech “In memory of Professor Shoshichi Kobayashi” at the Memorial Reception wrote the following Chinese poem dedicated to the late scholar.
Dr. Donald T. Tang, a friend of Prof. Hisashi Kobayashi (Shoshichi’s younger brother) translated the poem into English:
The wise scholar has now passed away,
Yet his excellent style remains forever,
At this farewell I miss him as a close friend,
And furthermore as an honorable and respected teacher.