Jackie, along with Song Zuying, and other scholars, has been nominated for the "China Light - Person of the Year For Disseminating Chinese Culture" Award. The award is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television as well as CCTV.
The 5 winners come from 5 different continents and deciding the winner is a 5 month long process that involves filming a documentary about the candidates and gathering information. The 20 finalists are nominated by central media, well-known experts and scholars and Chinese embassies and consulates in foreign countries. This is one of the most prestigious cultural events in China and brings together Chinese people from all around the world.