By: Lilian Wu
Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The prestigious Chinese American Academic and Professional Society (美東華人學術聯誼會) will bestow a lifetime achievement award upon Chinese American historian Yu Ying-shih (余英時) 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. [FULL STORY]