Peking: The Awarding Ceremony of the second Wang Zuoliang Award for Foreign Literature Research was held recently. Zhong Jikun, late professor from the Department of Arabic Language and Culture, School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, won the first prize for his work titled History of Arabic Literature (four volumes).
Professor Jin Li, president of Wang Zuoliang Higher Institute of Foreign Literature and chair of the award committee was in charge of reviewing the selected work. According to Jin, 60 experts selected 16 works in the preliminary evaluation for the second round of selection. Among them, eight entered the final round to participate in the final round of voting. Professor Zhong Jikun’s History of Arab Literature emerged as one of the first prize award-winning literature research books.