The German sinologist, public health expert and medical historian of Charité-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin will be awarded with the China Special Book Award 2017 at the opening of the Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing on 22 August 2017.

The Special Book Award of China is a national-level reward established by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China, aiming to recognize foreign writers, translators and publishers for their long-term contributions to introducing, translating and publishing Chinese books as well as in promoting cultural exchanges. Established in 2005, its awarding ceremony is held annually in the evening of one day before Beijing International Book Fair at the Great Hall of the People.

Chinese state leaders will attend the awarding ceremony to congratulate the recipients of the award. The award winner will get a certificate of honor, a trophy and a monetary prize in recognition of his or her contributions.

About Paul U. Unschuld

Paul U. Unschuld, born 1943, was trained in pharmaceutical science, Chinese and Political Studies at Munich University and public health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 1976, his academic career started at the Department of Behavioral Sciences of the School of Hygiene and Public Health of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD/USA. In 1986 he returned to Germany to become Director of the Research Institute for the History of Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich. On 1 November 2006, he was named Founding Director of the Horst-Goertz-Endowment Insitute for the History, Ethics and Theory of Chinese Life Sciences of Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. His research focusses on the comparative history of medicine and related life sciences in China and Europe, with a focus on the history of ideas. He has published numerous articles and more than thirty monographs in various language, including annotated translations of the ancient Chinese medical classics. Among his recent publications is Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu – Ancient Classic of Needle Therapy, published by University of California Press, August 2016.