Changjiang Distinguished Professor He Chengzhou, the Chinese Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing University, was recently elected member of the Academy of Europe. The Academy of Europe is a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences. Membership is by invitations, which are made only after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field. Current membership stands at around 2,800. Amongst them are fifty-two Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academy before they received the prize. Up to now there are only nine members from China.