China’s National Special Book Award for NUST faculty

Afshan S. Khan
Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

Islamabad:Former ambassador Syed Hasan Javed, director, Chinese Studies Centre, at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, NUST, has been selected by China’s National Special Book Award Committee (SBAC), in recognition and appreciation of his books on China related themes.

Hasan Javed has written seven books, six of which are on various Chinese subjects. His books are such as: Pakistan’s Best seller ‘Chinese Made Easy’; Chinese English Urdu Dictionary; Chinese Soft Power Code; Rise of China and the Asian Century; China’s Model of Development; China, West and the Islamic World.

His books have been translated in Chinese language too. His books have helped promote better understanding of China, as well as facilitate close Pakistan China friendship and cooperation. Pakistan and China are all weather friends. This year, the two countries are celebrating seventy years of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Mr. Javed is the first Pakistani scholar to win the Chinese national special book award. Due to COVID-19, the annual award ceremony could not be held in 2020.

This year, due to corona related travel restrictions, Pakistan’s Ambassador Moin Ul Haque has been invited by the SBAC organisers to receive the award on behalf of Ambassador (r) Syed Hasan Javed on 14 September, 2021. The award carries grant of a sum of Yuan 100,000.