Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Medical Anthropology in Social Medicine, and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University, was elected as Honorary Academician of Academic Sinica by the 34th Convocation of Academicians in Taipei. Established in 1928, the Academic Sinica is home to twenty-four Institutes and eight research centers, and is a premier research center in Taiwan.
Honorary Academician of Academia Sinica are elected by the bi-annual academician Convocation and appointed to this honorary position for life. Since Academia Sinica was found, only 19 Honorary Academicians of Academia Sinica have been awarded worldwide.
Professor Arthur Kleinman’s election as Honorary Academician of Academia Sinica is significant for helping to improve a variety of research fields related to Medical Anthropology, Psychology and Eldercare in the Chinese-speaking world.