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China awarded China Book Award to JNU professor Priyadarsi Mukherji

Sep 8, 2014 14:11 IST

China on 5 September 2014 awarded China Book Award to JNU professor Priyadarsi Mukherji.

Priyadarsi Mukherji was honoured in recognition of his long-term contribution to the translation and publication of Chinese works.

China Book Award is a special award to commend those who have made great and long lasting contributions to introducing Chinese books overseas. The award was presented at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Priyadarsi Mukherji was awarded along with ten other winners.It include David R. Knechtges from the US, translator Federico Masini from Italy, writer Bernard Brizay and also publishers from different countries were selected as the top winners.

About Priyadarsi Mukherji

Prof. Mukherji is currently working under the Chinese and Sinological Studies department of JNU.

He has translated a number of literary works from Chinese into Bengali, Hindi and English, and monographed books on Chinese culture and language over the last 25 years.

About China Book Award

The event was organised by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television of the People's Republic of China. The award was conferred by the Chinese Vice-Premier, Ms. Liu Yandong.

The award was first launched in 2005 by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China as a State-level award.

The award aims to promote Chinese culture and literature abroad. Awards usually go to foreign sinologists, translators, writers and publishers who have made great strides introducing Chinese culture to the world.

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