29 December, 2011
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Awards and people

Prof Xu Zidong, Head of the Department of Chinese at Lingnan Unviersity, has been selected Charming Scholar 2011 by the Guangzhou-based Southern People Weekly. According to the magazine, Prof Xu was awarded the title for his multi-media presence to interact with members of the public on literature and other social and cultural matters. Convinced that it is a responsibility of contemporary scholars to communicate with the public through the mass media, Prof Xu puts it into practice by sharing his insights on China’s social transformation and other issues in writings and on TV talk shows. 

Launched by Southern People Weekly in 2005, the “50 Charismatic Persons in China” Award has been presented to leading figures in politics, economics, culture, media, academia, entertainment, sports and the community. Scholars who have received the award include Professors Charles K Kao, Stephen N S Cheung and Lung Ying-tai. 

Please visit http://news.sina.com.cn/z/zgml50r2011/index.shtml for more news on the awards (Chinese only).