Confucius Culture Award

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Roger T. Ames, professor of philosophy, received the Confucius Culture Award at the 2013 World Congress of Confucianism in Beijing in September. Read his acceptance speech here.

The “Confucius Culture Award” was established by the Ministry of Culture and the Shandong provincial government and is awarded at the World Congress of Confucianism–this time by the Vice-Governor of Shandong. The selection for the award is made by a panel of 15 leading Confucian scholars, and comes with a cash prize of 100,000 RMB. This year the award was given to Professor Ames and Li Xueqin, China’s most distinguished archaeologist from Qinghua University. Professor Ames is the first non-Chinese to receive the award.