Award Winner in 2017:
Researcher Wenjie Li
The Ph. D. thesis of Wenjie Li shows a groundbreaking research into the tradition of Hans Christian Andersen in China and gives a thorough overview of the spread of Hans Christian Andersen in China and also shows its significance and causes. We see the long list of translations and its shifting challenges caused by the different contemporary understanding in which they were made. It is also documented how Hans Christian Andersen gave a completely new understanding of fairy telling and understanding in China and created an unprecedented interest among readers for the fictional persons involved in the fairy tales and their development. This creates a much greater extent that previously a form of identification with the fictional story and a definite fascination of their entire mood and artistic content.
Researcher Wenjie Li, China, for her pioneering research into the tradition of Hans Christian Andersen in China.