Academic journal article World Review of Political Economy

The Academic Career and Achievements of Yuanpeng Hong

Academic journal article World Review of Political Economy

The Academic Career and Achievements of Yuanpeng Hong

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Research in economics is one of the most challenging fields in China. Opinions vary greatly in a field that includes a large number of talented people. A group of older economists have contributed greatly to the field, and to the construction of socialist economy. They share rich life experiences, solid theoretical foundations, comprehensive knowledge, and a strong sense of duty and responsibility for development and social progress.

Among them, the distinguished economist Yuanpeng Hong has been recognized and praised by both Iiis peers and society for Iiis practice in firmly grasping the development of the era, and Iiis abundant achievements.

Yuanpeng Hong's Resume

Professor Yuanpeng Hong was born in Rugao, Jiangsu Province, in October 1935. He is currently a professor and doctoral supervisor in the Institute of Economy at Fudan University in Shanghai. He has served successively as the Director of the Department of Economy, the Dean of the Institute of Economy, Chairman of the Higher Degree Committee, and head of post-doctoral mobile research center for Theoretical Economics at Fudan. He is also a member of the National Social Science Fund Group, director of the editorial committee of World Economic Papers, vice-chairman of the Chinese Research Board of Das Kapital, Chairman of the Research Board of Das Kapital in Comprehensive Universities all over China, deputy head of the Shanghai Economic Association, and vice-chairman of the Shanghai Collective Economy Research Center-among other posts.

Yuanpeng Hong has been engaged in the teaching of and research into Das Kapital, price theory, the theory of socialist economy, comparative economic theory, theory and practice of economic interests, theory of cooperative economy, and other fields. In 1989, he won a National Special Award for Outstanding Teaching Achievements among Chinese Universities for taking part in the course "Teaching Reforms of Political Economy." Yuanpeng Hong has published almost 300 academic papers in journals such as Social Sciences in China. He is also a co-author or one of the editors of over 80 books, nearly 30 of which have won awards. In 1984, he was appointed a professor. In 1990, he was recognized as a national middle-aged expert with outstanding contributions. Since 1992 he has enjoyed a special allowance from the State Council. He was listed in the 1992-93 edition of Who's Who in the World by the International Biography Centre (Cambridge, England), and has been included in the 23rd edition of the Dictionary of International Biography.

In 2012, Yuanpeng Hong won the 11th Shanghai Academic Award for Philosophical and Social Scientific Achievements and was widely recognized for Iiis research teaching and promotion of Das Kapital. He lias also been recognized for Iiis systematic and integrated work in problems in benefits in a socialist market economy, and for advancing innovative ideas, thus significantly contributing to theories of socialist economy.

Yuanpeng Hong started to learn about Marxist political economy in the early 1950s. He has been learning, teaching and researching in this field for more than 50 years. He is a student of Marxist political economy, as well as a continuously creative teacher and researcher. It is no wonder that he lias won such rich honors, because of Iiis unique work and contributions in so many areas.

Yuanpeng Hong's Achievements in Das Kapital Research

Yuanpeng Hong worked in collaboration with Professor Zhang Xunhua in completing the Synopsis /, Synopsis II and the Trial Interpretation I of Das Kapital around 1977. These became the earliest interpretations of Das Kapital in China. All three books won the third prize for Outstanding Philosophical and Social Scientific Achievements among colleges and universities in Shanghai in 1984.

In 1981, he began to independently compile the three volumes of the Draft of Das Kapital some 600,000 words altogether. This book was originally mimeographed by such institutions as Tongji University and Municipal Party School. …

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