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Keju’s Echo in Modernity – HKBU School of Business’s Research Wins Major Award

10 Jun, 2024
img The HKBU School of Business has marked another milestone in the realm of impactful research. The beacon of this achievement, Dr. Ting CHEN, Associate Professor and Associate Head (Research) of the Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance, has been bestowed with the prestigious Youth Achievement (Hong Kong and Macao) Award. This accolade is part of the 9th Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Achievement Awards (Humanities and Social Sciences), a distinguished honour conferred by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

The award was given in recognition of the research project titled “Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China’s Civil Examination System”. This project was a collaborative effort with Prof. Chicheng MA and Prof. James Kai-sing KUNG of the University of Hong Kong. It explores the historical civil examination system (keju) of China and its enduring influence on modern economic development.

The Higher Education Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Awards (Humanities and Social Sciences) were established by the Ministry of Education to acknowledge the exceptional contributions made across national universities. These awards, which are given every three years, include categories for scholarly articles, consulting service reports, popular science works, and youth achievement awards. Since its inception in 1995, it has become one of the most respected and influential awards in the fields of humanities and social sciences in China.