[News] Executive Director of Jiao Tong Baker Centre is Recognised as One of the Most Influential Scholars in China

Executive Director of Jiao Tong Baker Centre is Recognised as One of the Most Influential Scholars in China

Prof. Kaibao Hu, the Executive Director of Jiao Tong Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies and Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, is recognised by China Research Centre for Humanities and Social Science Assessment as one of the most influential scholars in China.

The China Research Centre for Humanities and Social Science Assessment has recently released its ‘List of Most Influential Chinese Scholars in Philosophy and Social Science in 2017’, which included ten faculty members from the School of Foreign Languages of Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Prof. Huizhong Yang, Prof. Yan Jin, Prof. Zhenhua Wang, Prof. Shutang Zheng, and Prof. Xiaohong Zhao in Linguistics; Prof. Biwu Shang and Prof. Quansheng Hu in Culture and Literary Studies; and Prof. Kaibao Hu, Prof. Tongshun Wang and Prof. Liming Yu in the area of interdisciplinary research combining Art, Culture, History and Literature.

The China Research Centre for Humanities and Social Science Assessment is funded by the Social Science Department of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Based in Chang’an University, Xi’an, the Centre is dedicated to supporting cross-institutional, multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research. The selection and nomination of scholars is mainly based on research output and performance indicators provided by the ‘China Knowledge Integrated Database’, the largest academic resource system in China. Run by China National Knowledge Infrastructure (known as CNKI), the China Knowledge Integrated Database includes various types of research output such as journal articles, dissertations, theses, proceedings, monographs, patents and newspapers. Distinguished scholars in China who are included on that list are recognised for their outstanding and life-long achievements in their field of research.

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