Professor Nienhauser Honored at Nanjing University Literature Conference

An international literature conference hosted by Nanjing University provided an opportunity to recognize UW-Madison’s Halls-Bascom Professor of Classical Chinese Literature William H. Nienhauser.

At a special ceremony Friday, May 24, Nanjing University leaders gave Professor Nienhauser the new title of adjunct professor, recognizing his years of work to translate into English and annotate a key text in Chinese literature, the Shiji (史记), or The Grand Scribe’s Records, which dates to about 100 BCE.

“I’m almost without words – almost,” said Nienhauser at the ceremony. “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude.”

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