On June 14, the 16th Special Book Award of China was held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing. One of the winners was Sergey Komissarov, PhD, NSU Sinologist. He was among 20 foreign translators, book authors, and publishers from 16 countries who were recognized in 2023. The Prize was established by the State Press and Printing Administration of the People's Republic of China.
Yulia Azarenko, Director of the NSU Confucius Institute, emphasized that Komissarov, a graduate of the NSU Humanities Department (now the Humanities Institute), has made a decisive contribution to the development of Oriental and African studies. After his first visit to China in 1987, as part of an educational and scientific internship, the Professor decided on his professional path and for many years has been sharing with his students his interest in China and scientific work experience, helping them choose the most relevant and interesting topics for graduate studies, and inviting them to work on foundation grant research projects.
Komissarov’s scientific work is truly extensive with dozens of co-authors. Among them are not only leading archaeologists and scientists from other Siberian and Russian regions, but also former classmates and students. Four of these Sinologists are colleagues in the Department: me, Maria Andreevna Kudinova, Nasima Shaikhetdinovna Nikolaeva and Tatiana Egorovna Vasilenko. In addition to creating scientific texts, he has published many translations of scientific and artistic works related to the history and culture of China from Chinese and English. Komissarov is also a prolific editor of publications including the NSU Bulletin Sinology issue. Some of these materials were included in educational publications prepared at NSU.