Chinese professor wins 1st Jinan University Zhan Bohui Awards

Prof Hsu Tzu-pin, Head of Department of Chinese of Lingnan University, has received first prize for his outstanding work Ritual Context and Interpretation of Chinese Classics in the 1st Jinan University Zhan Bohui Awards in Linguistics. LU is the first local university to receive this honour.


Prof Hsu said, “My monograph Ritual Context and Interpretation of Chinese Classics suggests a new concept, which aims to serve as the theoretical framework for interpreting ritual books and other classics, such as Zuo Zhuan and the Analects of Confucius, with tightly-coupled theoretical constructs and case studies,” he said. “‘Ritual context’ brings the text of many passages in the classics to life, and is thus the key to understanding their real meaning, realising and reifying them. This book also brings about a significant advancement in related fields of study.”


Organised by Jinan University in Guangzhou, this award is presented every two years to honour individuals who have made remarkable contributions in the areas of Chinese language and linguistics. Twenty works were recommended and shortlisted by experts in this year’s competition andafter consideration by an expert panel, one first prize, three second prizes and five nomination awards were given..