|Intro||Honorary linguistics professor at the University of Hong Kong|
|Known for||The Chinese-based writing system of the Zhuang language, The expanding syllabary of Hong Kong cantonese, Variation and merger of the rising tones in Hong Kong C...|
|A.K.A.||Robert Bauer, Robert Stuart Bauer, Bau Yui Shun, Bāo Ruì Shùn, Baue...|
|From||United States of America Hong Kong|
|Type||Literature Social science|
Robert Stuart Bauer (name in Chinese: 包睿舜; Jyutping: Baau1 Jeoi6seon3, born 1946) is the honorary linguistics professor at the University of Hong Kong and formerly professor of Chinese linguistics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He began his study of Cantonese in Taiwan from the United States in 1974 while he learning Mandarin, then he continued his studies as an exchange student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1970s. Bauer later received his Ph.D. degree in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982 and has taught linguistics at universities in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. In 1997, he relocated to Hong Kong permanently, just before the city’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty.
He is also the co-author of a number of Cantonese related linguistic publications, including Modern Cantonese Phonology, The Representation of Cantonese with Chinese Characters, etc. Apart from his research in Cantonese, he have also interested in other Yue dialects, the Thai language, and contact relationships among Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and minority languages of China and Southeast Asia.