Italian Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Rome La Sapienza Prof. Federico Masini honored with Special Book Award of China, Italy

[Source]     [Time]    2014-09-15 11:14:18 
 

On August 26 Beijing time, the 8th Awarding Ceremony of the Special Book Award of China was held in the Great Hall of the People to give commendations to Federico Masini, Italian Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, and other nine sinologists. Established in 2005 by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People’s Republic of China, the Special Book Award of China, as an award presented by the Chinese government, is to recognize foreign authors, translators and publishers (including those with Chinese nationality) who make outstanding contributions to introducing China to the world, translating and publishing Chinese books or enhancing cultural exchanges between China and other countries.


The 8th Awarding Ceremony of the Special Book Award of China held in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing


Prof. Federico Masini

As Vice President of the University of Rome La Sapienza and director of its Confucius Institute and Vice Chairman of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching, Prof. Federico Masini is a renowned sinologist. Since 2006 when appointed as the Italian Director of the Confucius Institute, Prof. Masini has cooperated closely with the Institute’s Chinese partner university. Due to his continuous hard work, the Confucius Institute has won the honorary title of “Confucius Institute of the Year” several times, and he himself has been given the Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award of the Year. In 2010, Prof. Masini was honored with “the Award of Outstanding Contribution to Sino- Italian Friendship” for his remarkable contributions to promoting China-Italy language and cultural exchanges and popularizing Chinese language in Italy. Prof. Masini has been teaching Chinese for 20 years and published over 10 books on Sinology and over 100 papers and reviews. His studies have been influential in the Chinese academia, and one of his works Italy and China is of great value as far as Sinological research is concerned. Chinese language textbooks Chinese for the Italians and Learn Chinese Together chiefly compiled by him are very well-received in Italy, and they have won the “Outstanding Local Chinese Language Teaching Materials” issued by Hanban.

 
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