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Bei Dao Awarded Swedish Prize

Prof. Zhao Zhenkai (Bei Dao) (left), honorary professor of the Faculty of Arts, was awarded the Cikada prize. Mr. Jörgen Halldin, Swedish Consul-General in Hong Kong, came to CUHK campus to present the prize to Professor Zhao on 13 May.

Created in 2004 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Swedish poet and Nobel Laureate in Literature, Harry Martinson, the Cikada Prize is given to an East Asian poet who in his or her poems defends the inviolability of life.


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