Harvard professor Tu Weiming and the Chinese Confucius Foundation were honored in the first Confucius Prize for Culture on Sept 27 in Qufu, Shandong province.
The Confucius Prize for Culture was established in 2009 by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Shandong Government, mainly rewarding Confucian researchers, institutions and NGOs with outstanding contributions to the research and popularization of Confucianism. It is expected to become a regular award given every year.
Award recipient Tu is one of the third generation representatives of Neo-Confucianism. The American academician of the Arts and Social Sciences Academy was honored for initiating Confucian modern value and culture communication between the east and west.
The Chinese Confucius Foundation, founded in September 1984, aims at expanding Confucian influence from Southeast Asia to the whole world by organizing a series of national and international conferences, along with publishing books and magazines.
Editor Li Jing
By Zhan Ruiwan (China Daily Shandong Bureau)