Press Release: Hu Shuli Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree from Princeton University
Editor-in-Chief of Caixin Media Co. Ltd., Hu Shuli, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Princeton University in New Jersey on May 31.
In their citation, the university praised Hu for her achievements in investigative journalism and her active role in pushing for reform and social progress.
"She has pressed for accountability with a balance of daring and deftness that has kept her in the forefront of her field while earning the respect of the leaders of the institutions she exposes," the university said in its citation. "She is now head of her own media company, a Forbes 'Power Woman' who is a powerful advocate for transparency and truth."
Hu was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree along with former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and Bryan Stevenson, a public-interest lawyer and a professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law. Two other scholars – Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University who specializes in American history studies and Froma Zeitlin, the Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature – received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Robert Rivers, a retired surgeon and first African American board director at Princeton University, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
Hu received her certificate from Princeton's President Christopher L. Eisgrubeand at the 269th commencement event on the front lawn of the historic Nassau Hall attended by more than 2,000 graduates and teaching staff.
Princeton University, founded in 1746, is an Ivy League university in the United States. Recipients of honorary degrees in the past fifty years include Nobel Laureates Lee Tsung-dao and Yang Chen-ning (Franklin), renowned physicists Stephen Hawking and Wu Chien-Shiung as well as American economist Lawrence H. Summers, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami and Cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Hu is the second Chinese national born on the mainland to receive the honor after physicist Zhou Peiyuan, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1980.
Hu Shuli is editor-in-chief of Caixin Media Co. Ltd. and a professor at the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, China.
Bio of Hu Shuli
Hu Shuli is editor-in-chief of Caixin Media Co. Ltd. and a professor at the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, China. She has gained international recognition for her achievements in journalism.
2001: Hu Shuli was named one of the "50 Stars of Asia" by Business Week
2003: Hu Shuli won the "International Editor of The Year" award from World Press Review
2006: Hu Shuli was named "The Most Powerful Commentators in China" by Financial Times
2006: Hu Shuli was named one of "The Ten Women to Watch in Asia" by The Wall Street Journal
2007: Hu Shuli received the Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
2010/2009: Hu Shuli was named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy
2011: Hu Shuli was named one of the TIME 100 Influential People by Time magazine
2011: Caixin editorial team won the Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford University's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center;
2012: Hu Shuli won Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism
2014: Hu Shuli won the 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Award
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