In-Depth Series on Inaugural Tang Prize Laureates Begins November 1

  • Albie Sachs, 2014 Tang Prize laureate in Rule of Law
  • Yu Ying-shih, 2014 Tang Prize laureate in Sinology
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The First Tang Prize Laureates: an Exclusive, In-Depth Report
Channel: China Television (CH10 in Taiwan)
Time: Broadcast over two days…
Sinology and Rule of Law on November 01 (Sat.) at 3:30 p.m.
Sustainable Development and Biopharmaceutical Science on November 08 (Sat.) at 3:00 p.m.
(All listings in Taiwan time, GMT +8)

 Following the newness and significance of the first-ever Tang Prize and Tang Prize Week, the world is looking ever more closely at the prime movers of the 21st Century, the researchers, scholars, and public figures in the fields that are essential to our common future. At the Tang Prize Award Ceremony, held on September 18, 2014, and in lectures and forums throughout the week, the public listened attentively to the laureates’ moving stories of hardship, hard work, and challenges in the fields of Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology, and Rule of Law. Nevertheless, there remains much more to be told in the stories of Gro Harlem Brundtland, the first female Prime Minister of Norway and ‘Godmother of Sustainable Development’; those of James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, the researchers responsible for the discoveries of CTLA-4 and PD-1 as immune inhibitory molecules that have since led to largely positive results in cancer immunotherapy applications; of Yu Ying-Shih, the world’s foremost expert on Chinese history and its modern relevance; and of Albie Sachs, a lifelong fighter for equality and freedom who was appointed as a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela. Their lives, their work, their stories are not just the interest of specialists and researchers, they are the stories of our modern world. 

To tell the stories of these amazing individuals, the Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with China Television, has created a series of special interviews of each of the five laureates. Filmed in the picturesque lands of Norway, the US (Princeton and Houston), Japan, and South Africa, these in-depth reports give a kaleidoscope view of each laureates’ life and work, from research into cancer medicines to the making of policy in sustainability and equality. Be sure to set your DVR, or tune in directly, for “The First Tang Prize Laureates: an Exclusive, In-Depth Report” on China Television (CH10 in Taiwan) on Saturday, November 1 at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. to get up-close and personal to the outstanding life and work of each of the inaugural laureates.

Join us for an afternoon of entertainment and education, as we look to the achievements of the people who are sculpting our world.