Established in 1980, the Executive Yuan National Cultural Award is a lifetime achievement award that honors those who have made special contributions to the maintenance or enhancement of culture, and is the highest honor for an individual in the cultural community.
This prestigious award is given to highly respected individuals in such fields as literature, religion, philosophy and education as well astraditional drama, dance and music.
The annual award panel selects one to five honorees each year. A total of 66 scholars from a variety of fields have received the award to date. Each honoree receives prize money of NT$1 million (US$34,485) and a medallion.
List of Winners
Chen Daqi (1886-1983) - Educator and the first president of National Chengchi University
Chen Li-Fu (1990-2001) - Politician and educator
Chang Chi-yun (1901-1985) - Educator and former education minister
Archbishop Stanislaus Lo Kuang (1911-2004) - Philosopher
Lin Po-shou (1895-1986) - Banker
Chien Mu (1895-1990) - Chinese historian, educator and philosopher
Mou Zongsan (1909-1995) - Chinese New Confucian philosopher
Yang Liang-kung (1895-1992）- Historian
Wu Ching-hsiung (1899 - 1986) - Educator and philosopher
Mei I-pao (1900-1997) - Educator
Chiang Fu-tsung (1898-1990) - The first director of the Taipei-based National Palace Museum