More Tang Prize winners arrive in Taiwan

Chinese American biologist Feng Zhang (??) and Rachel E. Chung (???), a protege of United States professor William Theodore de Bary (???), arrived in Taiwan Thursday for this year's Tang Prize award ceremony on Sept. 25.

Zhang is one of the three Tang Prize winners in biopharmaceutical science, while de Bary, 97, is the winner in Sinology.

The latter cannot make the trip to Taiwan because of his age, the Tang Prize Foundation said.

The Tang Prize was founded by Taiwanese entrepreneur Samuel Yin (???) in 2012 to complement the Nobel Prize and recognize achievements in the fields of sustainable development, biopharmaceutical science, Sinology and the rule of law.

The first Tang Prizes were awarded in 2014.

The laureates in each of the four prize categories will either individually receive or share a cash prize of NT$40 million (US$1.27 million) and a research grant of up to NT$10 million to be used within five years.

After the award ceremony on Sunday, the winners will be taken on a visit to local universities for exchanges with students.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel