Professor Zvi Schiffrin to receive Israel Prize for Far East research

Professor Zvi Schiffrin, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be awarded the Israel Prize in Scientific Research of the Far East, the Education Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who currently holds the Education Ministry portfolio, approved the recommendation of the prize committee headed by Professor Michal Biran.

“Prof. Zvi Schiffrin is one of the world’s leading historians of modern Chinese history and has written groundbreaking research on the Republican Revolution in China and on its leaders,” the Israel Prize committee wrote of their decision.


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