Shortlists ICAS Book Prize 2015 (IBP 2015)

It is our pleasure to announce the shortlists of the IBP 2015. The prize winners will be announced during the opening ceremony of ICAS 9 in Adelaide on 6 July 2015.

Social Sciences

Bridie Andrews, The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960. UBC Press: Vancouver / Toronto 2014.

Manduhai Buyandelger, Tragic Spirits, Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago / London 2013.

Robert Cribb, Helen Gilbert and Helen Tiffin, Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan. University of Hawai’i Press: Honolulu 2014.

Tina Harris, Geographical Diversions: Tibetan Trade, Global Transactions. University of Georgia Press: Athens 2013.

Philip Taylor, The Khmer Lands of Vietnam. Environment, Cosmology and Sovereignty. NUS Press and NIAS Press: Singapore / Copenhagen 2014. Asian Studies Association of Australia.

Jinghong Zhang, Puer Tea. Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic. University of Washington Press: Seattle / London 2014.



Beverly Bossler, Courtesans, Concubines, and the Cult of the Female Fidelity. Harvard University Asia Center: Cambridge / London 2013.

Michelle Caswell, Archiving the Unspeakable. Silence, Memory, Photographic Record in Cambodia. The University of Wisconsin Press: Madison.

Adam Clulow, The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan. Columbia University press: New York 2014.

Theresia Hofer, Bodies in Balance: the Art of Tibetan Medicine. University of Washington Press: Washington 2014.

John N. Miksic, John N., Singapore & The Silk Road of the Sea 1300-1800. NUS Press: Singapore 2013. National Museum of Singapore.

Khoo Salma Nasution, The Chulia in Penang: Patronage and Place-Making around the Kapitan Kling Mosque 1786-1957. Areca Books: Penang 2014.




Social Sciences

Tutin Aryanti, Breaking the Wall, Preserving the Barrier: Gender, Space, and Power in Contemporary Mosque Architecture in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Tallyn Gray,  Justice and Transition in Cambodia, 1979-2014: Process, Meaning, and Narrative.

David Kloos,  Becoming Better Muslims: Religious Authority and Ethical Improvement in Aceh, Indonesia.



Deokhyo Choi, Crucible of the Post-Empire: Decolonization, Race, and Cold War Politics in U.S.-Japan-Korea Relations, 1945-1952.

Vannessa Hearman, Dismantling the ‘Fortress’: East Java and the Transition to Suharto’s New Order Regime (1965-68).     

Leonie Schmidt, Visions of the Future: Imagining Islamic Modernities in Indonesian Islamic-themed post-Suharto Popular and Visual Culture.