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Grand Prize

Augustin BERQUE
Grand Prize 2009
Augustin BERQUE
France / Scholar of Cultural Geography (l'Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales: EHESS)

Professor Augustin Berque is one of the leading Japanologists and cultural geographers in France. ...See more »

Ann HUI
Grand Prize 2008
Ann HUI
Hong Kong / Film Director

Ms. Ann Hui is one of the most outstanding film directors in Hong Kong and the whole of Asia. Her ...See more »

Ashis Nandy
Grand Prize 2007
Ashis Nandy
India / Social and Cultural Critic (National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research)

Professor Ashis Nandy is one of the leading social and cultural critics not only in India but also...See more »

MO Yan
Grand Prize 2006
MO Yan
China / Writer

Mr. Mo Yan is one of the leading figures in contemporary Chinese literature. His works depict the ...See more »

IM Dong-kwon
Grand Prize 2005
IM Dong-kwon
Korea / Folklorist (Honorary Professor, Chung-Ang University )

Professor Im Dong-kwon is a pioneer in the field of Korean folklore and is the primary figure in E...See more »

Amjad Ali KHAN
Grand Prize 2004
Amjad Ali KHAN
India / Sarod Maestro

Mr. Amjad Ali Khan is a maestro of the sarod, a stringed instrument used in classical Indian music...See more »

HOKAMA Shuzen
Grand Prize 2003
HOKAMA Shuzen
Japan / Scholar of Okinawan Studies (Professor Emeritus, Hosei University and President, Institute for Okinawan Studies)

Professor Hokama Shuzen is the man primarily accredited for the creation of Okinawan studies as an...See more »

ZHANG Yimou
Grand Prize 2002
ZHANG Yimou
China / Film Director

One of Asia's most renowned film directors, Mr. Zhang Yimou is also a recognized master in int...See more »

Muhammad YUNUS
Grand Prize 2001
Muhammad YUNUS
Bangladesh / Economist (Managing Director, Grameen Bank)

As a founder of the Grameen (rural) Bank created to realize his idea for creative small loans with...See more »

Pramoedya Ananta TOER
Grand Prize 2000
Pramoedya Ananta TOER
Indonesia / Writer

As one of Asia's leading writer, Mr. Pramoedya has persistently questioned the issue of nation...See more »

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