Professor Jiang Baoyou Awarded Korean Culture Merit Medal

Professor Jiang Baoyou at the Department of Korea, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, was awarded the Korean Culture Merit Medal for promoting Korean into the world and taking the lead in Korean study in China.

More than 1,000 people, including the Korean Prime Minister, government officers and scholars, attended the ceremony at the Sejong Center in Korea on October 9, the Korean Alphabet Day.

The Korean Alphabet Day is a national holiday marking the invention and proclamation of Hangul by the Korean monarch Sejong the Great. It is observed on October 9 in South Korea, with the aim of furthering the study and promotion of the Korean language and traditional culture.

The Culture Merit Award is presented to those in Korea and foreign countries who make great contributions in the study, promotion and development of the Korean language, selected by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Professor Jiang Youbao has worked as a teacher for 25 years. Not only has he developed a large number of talents in the Korean language, but he has also made many academic achievements, including seven published books, textbooks and dictionaries and over 50 papers. He is now President of China Korean Language Education Research Institute.