Professor James Morton from the Department of History has been awarded the Young Researcher Award 2022. This award recognises the incredible research contributions of young faculty members. Byzantine Religious Law in Medieval Italy is the first major publication of Professor Morton. It provides a ground-breaking interdisciplinary study (first of its kind) of an important body of Greek-language manuscripts of Byzantine religious law produced in medieval Italy. Professor Morton’s dedication and continuous pursuit of knowledge embody the spirit of this award.
The Postgraduate Research Output Award 2022 has been claimed by Dr. Sun Yifan from the Department of Philosophy. He was recognised for his journal article Justice and Consensus: A Critical Investigation into the Practical Function of the Concept of Justice (正義與共識 – 對羅爾斯正義觀念實踐功能的批判性考察). Dr. Sun has published five PhD journals during his PhD years, with two in English and three in Chinese, which are widely read and cited by the global philosophy community.
About the awards
The two awards were established in 2002 by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to recognise the research accomplishments of young faculty members and to encourage quality research.
The Young Researcher Award is open to all eligible full-time teachers at Assistant Professor rank or above and below the age of 45, while the Postgraduate Research Output Award is open to all eligible full-time or part-time postgraduate students at the University. The Dean of each Faculty is invited every year to nominate, for each award, one member who has produced the best research output. The Research Committee considers nominations received and recommends successful candidates for approval by the Administrative and Planning Committee.