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Tang Prize winner honored by Chinese American academic society

Tang Prize winner honored by Chinese American academic society

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) The prestigious Chinese American Academic and Professional Society (?????????) bestowed a lifetime achievement award upon Chinese American historian Yu Ying-shih (???) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Sinology during its annual conference in New York Aug. 14-15. Yu, a Princeton University emeritus professor, is regarded by his peers as the greatest Chinese intellectual historian of his generation. The 85-year-old won the U.S. Library of Congress' John W. Kluge Prize in 2006 for his lifetime achievements in the study of humanity, becoming the first Chinese scholar to win the honor. In 2014, he was also awarded the Tang Prize in Sinology for his original research and insight into the intellectual history of China. The Tang Prize Selection Committee said in its citation that Yu was selected for his mastery of and insight into Chinese intellectual, political and cultural history, with an emphasis on his profound research into the history of public intellectuals in China." Yu received a cash prize of NT$40 million (US$1.3 million) and a research grant of up to NT$10 million to be used within five years. He has used the research grant to set up a humanitarian research award to encourage more younger scholars to get involved in research into Chinese culture. (By Lilian Wu and Romulo Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-24 21:24 GMT+08:00