Professor David Schaberg, chair of the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures and co-director of the Center for Chinese Studies, has received the Faculty/Staff Partnership Award from UCLA Staff Assembly. Schaberg was nominated for the award by members of his staff in recognition of his commitment to creating a collaborative and professional work environment.
The award reflects a UC system statement on partnership: "The greatness of the University of California follows from the excellence of its people – its faculty, staff, and students; however, a mere collection of outstanding individuals will not advance the University. Our ability to excel in our missions depends on collaborations and collegial environments. A collegial atmosphere can only come about through strong partnerships based on mutual trust and respect. Therefore, in support of the University’s missions, the faculty and staff of the University of California affirm their responsibility and commitment to creating and fostering a cooperative and professional working environment."
Professsor Schaberg has published articles on early Chinese literature, historiography, and philosophy as well as Greek/Chinese comparative issues in the scholarly journals Early China, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, and Comparative Literature. He is author of A Patterned Past: Form and Thought in Early Chinese Historiography, Harvard East Asian Monographs 205, which was awarded the 2003 Levenson Prize for Books in Chinese Studies (Pre-1900 Category). His more recent work addresses the history of oratory in early China.