Terry Kleeman Awarded the 2017 Stanislas Julien Prize for Celestial Masters

June 20, 2017
Terry Kleeman book cover

Terry Kleeman, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been awarded the 2017 Stanislas Julien Prize for his book Celestial Masters: History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities, published in 2016 by the Harvard University Asia Center (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 102).   

The Stanislas Julien Prize recognizes outstanding Western-language scholarship in the field of Asian humanities. It has been awarded annually since 1875 by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, one of France’s most distinguished academies. The prize is named after the renowned French Sinologist, Stanislas Julien (1797-1873), who was the longtime Chair of Chinese Studies at the College de France and who translated the classics of Confucianism and Daoism into Latin and French.
This is the third time that a Harvard University Asia Center book has received the prize: in 2010, James Robson won the prize for Power of Place: The Religious Landscape of the Southern Sacred Peak (Nanyue 南嶽) in Medieval China (Harvard East Asian Monograph Series 316), and in 2014, Endymion Wilkinson won the prize for Chinese History: A New Manual (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 100).