UH Manoa Professor Roger Ames recognized for expertise on Chinese philosophy

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-0990
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Posted: Mar 16, 2016

Roger Ames accepts the Huilin Culture Award in Beijing on February 27, 2016.
Roger Ames accepts the Huilin Culture Award in Beijing on February 27, 2016.

UH Manoa Philosophy Professor Roger Ames has been honored with the Huilin Culture Award from Beijing Normal University in China. He accepted the award -- which includes approximately $50,000 -- at the Beijing campus on February 27, 2016.

The award committee cited Professor Ames’ extensive work in comparative philosophy, research on Chinese philosophy, and his publications on Confucianism, including The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence, Sun Tzu: The Art of War, and a philosophical translation of the Daodejing.  Many of his titles have become classics in the study of Chinese philosophy.

Also honored was Chinese writer and comparative literature scholar Yue Daiyun, a professor at Peking University.

The annual award recognizes both Chinese and international scholars for their outstanding contributions in disseminating Chinese culture within China and abroad.  There were 68 total nominations for the 2016 awards.  

The award is named after Professor Huilin Huang, director of the International Communication of Chinese Culture Research Center of Beijing Normal University.   

Ames has won several international awards, including the 2013 Confucius Culture Prize at the Sixth Annual World Confucian Conference in Shandong, China.

For more information, visit: http://hawaii.edu/phil/