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Prof. Yu Longyu of Shenzhen University, China receives “Distinguished Indologist” Award
Prof. Yu Longyu of Shenzhen University, China receives 
“Distinguished Indologist” Award

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Second ICCR ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award to Prof. Yu Longyu of the People’s Republic of China on December 1, 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. 

The annual ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award has been instituted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to recognize eminent Indologists working abroad who have made outstanding contribution to the study/teaching/research of India’s philosophy, thought, history, art, culture, languages, literature, civilization, society etc. 

The first ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award was presented to Prof. Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron of Germany last year. A World Indology Conference was also organized by ICCR and hosted at Rashtrapati Bhavan from November 21 to 23, 2015.

Prof. Yu Longyu is the Director of the Centre for Indian Studies at Shenzhen University. Prof. Yu graduated from the Department of Oriental Language and Literature, Peking University in Sept 1965, with major in Hindi.  He has translated and published Indian novels, dramas, and folk literature and published more than 80 academic articles in domestic and overseas periodicals. He is the author of several Chinese books such as “Origin and Development of Sino-Indian Literary Relations”, “Sino-Indian Comparative Literature”, “History of Oriental Literature (Chief Editor)”, “Indian Classical Works and Chinese Classics: Indian Writers and Chinese Culture”. 

Prof. Yu Longyu played a significant role in the successful organization of the “2nd International Conference of Indologists” held from 11-13 Nov 2016 at Shenzhen. The Conference saw participation of more than 75 Indologists from world over including China, Germany, Thailand, Chile and India.