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Music Pulitzer Prize Winner Zhou Long selected into “Thousand Talents Program”

Mar 12, 2018 Latest

Winner of 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Music Zhou Long, a professor from SUSTech Arts Center, was one of only ten individuals to be honored with selection to the Thousand Talents Program by the country’s Central Organization Department.

Professor Zhou is a famous composer, Pulitzer Prize winner, and the first member of SUSTech’s staff to be selected under the Cultural and Artistic Talents Project.

Professor Zhou Long is a professor at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has won numerous awards from organizations such as the US National Endowment for the Arts(ENA), American Academy of Arts and Letters Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2011, Professor Zhou was the first Chinese American to win a Pulitzer Prize for his opera, “Madame White Snake,” which won the award for Best Music. In 2017, Professor Zhou agreed to join the SUSTech Arts Center and applied for selection to the “Thousand Talents Program,” Cultural and Artistic Talents Project.

The Cultural and Artistic Talents Project is one of eight sub-programs of the “Thousand Talents Program,” one of the national talent programs organized by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs . It aims to nurture and encourage local talent development while playing an important role in bringing high-level overseas talent to China. This combination of domestic and foreign talent is important for the cultural development of higher education in China.


Text Chris Edwards / Xia Yingying


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