SCAS News - 28 February, 2018

Wang Hui Receives an Anneliese Maier Research Award

An Anneliese Maier Research Award has been conferred upon SCAS Academic Senate Member
Wang Hui by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The prize, which amounts to € 250,000, is
awarded to internationally outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences, and is intended
to give the award winner a flexible financial framework to begin, further or extend the research of
his/her choice in cooperation with partners in Germany.

During the next five years, Wang Hui will be working on a regular basis at the Department of East
Asian Studies and the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,
where he will collaborate with Professor Dominic Sachsenmaier to conduct research on the global
historical interwovenness of modern Chinese history. The award ceremony will take place in Berlin
on 12 September 2018.

Wang Hui is Professor of Chinese Literature and History, and Founding Director of the Institute for
Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has
published extensively on Chinese intellectual history and literature, and is engaged in debates on historical
and contemporary issues. The English translations of his books include China’s Twentieth Century (2015);
China from Empire to Nation-State (2014); The Politics of Imagining Asia (2010); The End of the Revo-
(2009) and China’s New Order (2003). His four-volume work The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought
(2004) is considered one of the most important contributions to the Chinese academic world in the last
twenty years. Wang Hui has received several awards, including the 2013 Luca Pacioli Award.

Wang Hui is a member of the Academic Senate of SCAS. He has been in residence at the Collegium as
a short-term visitor at a number of occasions, and will also be here during the late spring semester of 2018.

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