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The International Project Dunhuang and the Philippine Senator Edgardo Angara, winners of the Casa Asia Award 2010

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Casa Asia Award 2010, on its seventh edition, was given ex aequo to the International Project Dunhuang (China) and to the Philippine Senator Edgardo J. Angara. The jury decided to award, on the one hand, the project Dunhuang for its task of recovery, preservation and display of information and images of the manuscripts, paintings and fabrics found in the Chinese city Dunhuang and the Silk Route, by means of Internet and of the promotion of educational programmes and research. On the other hand, the jury also awarded the Philippine Senator Angara, for his committment with the strengthening of the relations between Spain and the Philippines.

The jury of the Casa Asia Award 2010 was made up by José Eugenio Salarich, General Director of Foreign Policy for Asia and the Pacific and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Roser Clavell, Vice Adviser of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Catalonia; Ignasi Cardelús, Representative of the Presidency and Institutional Relations of the Barcelona City Council; Ignacio Niño, General Coordinator of the Office of Strategy and and International Action ‘Madrid Global’ of the Madrid City Council; Xavier Batalla, journalist and Diplomatic correspondent of La Vanguardia; Germán Bejarano, Director of Institutional Relations of Abengoa; Carme Riera, writer; Margaret Chen, Manager of Telefónica; and Santiago Ruiz-Morales, Honorary General Consul of Uzbekistan. The president of the jury was the General Director of Casa Asia, Jesús Sanz.


The International Dunhuang Project (IDP in its abbreviations) is a multidisciplinary project created in 1994 and centred in research, catalogation and preservation of manuscripts and materials found in the Chinese city Dunhuang, related to the archaeological heritage of the Silk Route, and in the creation of a digitalized and online free access database ( with information and images about thousands of paintings, objects, fabrics, manuscripts and historical maps, at the disposal of researchers, academics and users. The project includes external collections and the coordination was established at the Brittanic Library, in collaboration with documentary centres in China, Japan, Russia and Germany.

The Senator Edgardo J. Angara is one of the Philippine politicians that has mostly been committed to the promotion of Spanish language and culture and in the encouragement of relations between Spain and the Philippines. Angara was the promoter of the Day of Spanish Philippine Friendship.

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