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Tang Prize Laureates Visit Foundation as Award Ceremony Approaches

Having flown great distances to arrive in Taiwan for the formal commencement of Tang Prize Week 2014, the five inaugural Tang Prize Laureates and their families visited the Tang Prize Foundation offices on Wednesday for a pleasant discussion with Foundation CEO Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern. The five guests of honor left the foundation with many memorable scenes, in particular a group shot (pictured above) of each laureate standing next to the banners explaining their many achievements.

Tang Prize award ceremony to take place on Sept. 18

The first Tang Prize award ceremony will be held Sept. 18 in Taipei and will be attended by the five laureates -- international leaders in their various fields -- and representatives of more than 30 countries.

At the award ceremony at National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, the Tang Prize laureates will each be presented with a medal and certificate, according to the Tang Prize Foundation.

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Exhibition on Tang Prize laureates, design contest opens in Taipei

An exhibition kicked off Monday in Taipei to showcase the lives and achievements of the first Tang Prize laureates and designs that were submitted in the prize's medal and diploma design contest.
The "Glory of the Tang Prize: Laureate and Design Exhibition" will run until Sept. 28 at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.



Taiwanese Food, Tang Poetry at Tang Prize Banquet (9/18)

1The 2014 Tang Prize Laureates will take the stage and receive their medal and diploma this September 18. Coming from far-away lands—Japan, Norway, USA, and South Africa, the Laureates, various guests, and a number of native Taiwanese will be participating in the full week of events known as Tang Prize Week, which will begin on September 15 and run through September 21. One such event, the Tang Prize Banquet, was the subject of a press conference held by the Tang Prize Foundation this Monday, August 25.
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Yu Ying Shih Acclaimed Sinologist Recipient of Tang Prize

Renowned professor and sinologist Yu Ying-Shih will go to Taiwan in September to claim his Tang Prize in the sinology category on the 15th. Speaking on the importance of the humanities, Yu praised the award’s commitment to rewarding such research all over the world. Mentioning that sinology has experienced an explosive growth to the level of global relevance, Yu hopes that the field will continue to remain culturally prized, and not affected by utilitarianism.

Tang Prize CEO Visits the “Godmother” of Sustainable Development

“Visiting one of the great figures of our time—a figure like Gro Harlem Brundtland—really makes you feel greatly honored and hopeful for the future,” said Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern, describing his visit to the recipient of the 2014 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development Gro Harlem Brundtland in her native Oslo, Norway. His visit was both an opportunity to talk with the “godmother” of sustainable development and to personally extend an invitation to the Tang Prize Award Ceremony.

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