The ICAS Book Prize

About the ICAS Book Prize
The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for academic publications on Asia, thus increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works and dissertations on Asia, and has always been organised around broad interdisciplinary bases (Social Sciences and Humanities) rather than traditional geographic or disciplinary compartmentalisations.

Starting in 2017, so as to reflect ICAS’ decentralising approach, the IBP now also honours publications in Chinese, French, German, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish (in addition to the original English Edition). Other language editions are due to follow.

Since its inception, the IBP has grown from an experiment with 50 books and 5 dissertations to a prestious prize with more than 400 publications submitted by 60 publishers worldwide and 150 dissertations. In 2013, a new category of prizes was added: The Reading Committee Accolades. This gives the Reading Committees the opportunity to single out and give credit to more outstanding books and dissertations. In 2007, the Colleagues' Choice Award was established. This award is determined by the public, who cast their votes online through the IBP Polling Booth (opens 15 March 2019).

Deadlines
Submissions for the English, French, German and Korean editions are no longer possible.

The deadlines for the other language editions are: 


Chinese Edition: 15 January 2019
Spanish/Portuguese Edition: 15 January 2019

Submission
Submissions for the following languages are open:

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Our current IBP organisers and sponsors are:
Chinese Edition: NYU Shanghai
French Edition: GIS Asie
German Edition: Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (MWS)
Korean Edition: Seoul National University Asia Center (SNUAC)
Portuguese & Spanish Editions: Sephis

Together with the Asian Library/Leiden University (English Edition), the IBP is now shouldered by six institutions in Asia and Europe.

Contact:  ibp@iias.nl

Paul van der Velde (IBP General Secretary)
Sonja Zweegers (IBP-English Secretary)

Current edition: IBP 2019

The ICAS Book Prize 2019 is now accepting submissions.

You can only submit your book after registering and logging in to this website.

Read more instructions in the IBP 2019 menu below 

Please do not send us any books before registering the titles online. After registration you shall receive further instructions for sending the copies.

ICAS is an initiative of the
International Insitute for Asian Studies