University at Albany

Excellence in Research and Creative Activities

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three faculty members received this tribute in 2014 for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities.

Charles HartmanCharles HartmanEast Asian Studies

Chinese Studies Professor Charles Hartman is known nationally and internationally as a leading authority on pre-modern Chinese literature, history, and painting. Dr. Hartman is recognized for his accomplishments in research and scholarly publication, his sustained engagement in international dialogues, his world-wide recognition by senior scholars, and the wide and lasting influence of his work. He is also credited by contemporaries with being as generous with his knowledge and insight with junior colleagues and graduate students throughout the world as he is with his peers.

His first book-length publication, Han Yu and the T’ang Search for Unity, still provides the only book-length study in English of a major figure in Chinese literary history. Although published nearly thirty years ago, it is required reading for scholars of Chinese literature. He has had over forty articles published, many of which have appeared in top-tier scholarly journals nationally and internationally. One article co-authored in 2010 on the discovery of a new primary source on Song dynasty history has generated tremendous international interest. Dr. Hartman is currently preparing two books for publication, including a collection of essays, which is a signal achievement.

Dr. Hartman’s work has gained international recognition, earning him invitations to speak at major institutions nationally and internationally, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, and Peking University and the National University of Taiwan, just to name a few. He obtained a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, and last spring he was a member in residence at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

In addition to his outstanding contribution to research across a variety of disciplines in his field, it must be noted that Dr. Hartman is exemplary in his service to the University community, having served as chair of his department as well as participating on a variety of search committees and in the University Senate. It is my pleasure to be the first to congratulate him on receiving the President’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities.

Excellence in Research and Creative Activities

Charles Hartman Igor Lednev Michael Sattinger

East Asian Studies
Igor Lednev
Michael Sattinger

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