Graduated Magna Cum Laude Valedictorian, Tunghai University, Taiwan, 1959.
Full Scholarship, Smith College, 1959-61.
President's Fellow, Columbia University, 1963-64.
National Defense Fellow for Japanese Language Study, Columbia University, 1964-67.
National Defense Fellow for dissertation research, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, 1967-69.
Rutgers Research Council Research Grant, Summer 1974, 1975-76, Spring term, 1977, 1981-84; Summer, 1985, 1987-90. FAS Research Grant 1996-99.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Research Grant in Chinese Civilization, January-December, 1977.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Research Grant, Fall 1979.
Bunting Fellow, Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Spring, 1980.
ACLS-SSRC Research Grant in Chinese Civilization, 1985-86.
CSCPRC National Program Scholar, 1986-87.
East Asian Humanities Grant, NJ Department of Higher Education, 1988-89 (Co-investigator and co-director).
Pacific Cultural Foundation Grant, 1992.
National Endowment of Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers 1993-94.
Gaya Buddhist Foundation of Taiwan Research Grant, 1997-98.
Committee on Scholarly Exchange with China, ACLS, sponsorship of Chinese Fellow (Yao Chongxin, 2004-05)
Inducted into the Society of Senior Scholars, Columbia University, 2012-