Tang Prize events to kick off in September

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/01
By: Chen Chih-chung and Christie Chen

Taipei, May 1 (CNA) The Tang Prize Foundation will launch a series of activities in September

The first Tang Prize award ceremony in September 2014.

The first Tang Prize award ceremony in September 2014.

to celebrate the biennial award, which recognizes top researchers and leaders in the fields of sustainable development, biopharmaceutical science, Sinology, and the rule of law.

The winners of the second Tang Prize will be announced over a four-day period from June 18-21, and the announcements will be streamed live on YouTube for the first time, according to Chern Jenn-chuan (陳振川), CEO of the foundation.

The new laureates will give a series of lectures at universities around Taiwan from Sept. 26-28.

As part of the activities, the National Palace Museum will hold a special exhibition Sept 22 to Dec. 22, with a focus on sustainable development.

The exhibition will display artifacts and paintings that show ancient people’s observations of nature, animals, plants and climate change and their philosophy of life, the foundation said.     [FULL  STORY]

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