Professor Zhong Jikun receives Chinese Translation Culture Lifetime Achievement Award
TAC Conference 2018
As a senior translator, Zhong Jikun makes great contribution to the spread of Arab culture in China and fully deserves this honor. His books, including History of Modern Arabic Literature, General History of Arabic Literature and History of Ancient Arabic Literature, filled the gap in the field of Arabic literary history. He also translated a large number of famous works about Arab culture, such as A Tear and a Smile, The Arabian Nights, Selections of Ancient Arabic Poetry, etc. His outstanding works have also been recognized by Arab world, as he received the 5th Cultural Person of the Year of Sheikh Zayed Book Award in 2011.
The Arabian Nights translated by Zhong Jikun
Professor Zhong Jikun
Arabic literature is a treasure of world literature. Zhong expressed his wishes that young people could take advantage of all the resources in Peking University and make greater contribution to Arabic translation.
Written by: Yan Congcong
Edited by: Ma Yaoli, Hu Rong
Source: PKU News (Chinese)