China honours JNU teacher for his translation works

He was among the 10 award winners of the 8th Special Book Award of China

Published - September 06, 2014 08:35 am IST - NEW DELHI:

Prof Priyadarsi Mukherji after receiving the award in Beijing

Prof Priyadarsi Mukherji after receiving the award in Beijing

Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Priyadarsi Mukherji has been honoured by China this year in recognition of his long-term contribution to the translation and publication of Chinese works and cultural exchanges between the two neighbouring countries.

Prof. Mukherji, who is from the Chinese and Sinological Studies department of JNU, has translated a number of literary works from Chinese into Bengali, Hindi and English, and monographed books on Chinese culture and language over the last 25 years.

He was among the 10 award winners of the 8th Special Book Award of China, which were presented at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in late August. The event was organised by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television of the People's Republic of China. The award was conferred by the Chinese Vice-Premier, Ms. Liu Yandong.

Prof. Mukherji delivered his lecture in Chinese which was commended unequivocally by every listener in the audience for his perfect Chinese accent.

Prof. Mukherji has to his credit many works themed around China like “Poems of Lu Xun” -- an anthology of 45 poems by Lu Xun from original Chinese into Bengali with exhaustive annotations and chronological index of the poems.

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