On March 23 and 24, 2013, the "World China Study" Forum was held at the Shanghai World Expo Center. It was co-sponsored by the State Council Press Office and the Shanghai municipal government, including the Shanghai Social Science Academy and the Shanghai City Press Office. About 500 scholars in China studies came from around the world to discuss the relationship between China and the rest of the world, as well as China’s development road in the next decade.
Three scholars were given awards for their contribution to China studies:
Сергей Леонидович Тихвинский, a Russian Science Academy member, the former Russian special ambassador to China; Ezra Feivel Vogel, the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University, former Director of the Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies; and Jao Tsung-I (Mandarin Pinyin: Ráo Zōngyí), the emeritus Chairman of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is currently the Wei Lun Honorary Professor of Fine Art and Emeritus Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at CUHK.
Source: Guangming Website, March 23