The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established in 2003 by the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS). The IBP is awarded to outstanding publications in the field of Asian Studies. It was originally launched to bring a focus to academic publications on Asia; to increase their worldwide visibility and to encourage a further interest in the world of Asian Studies.
Organised every two years, the IBP has grown from a small experiment, to one of the largest book prizes of its kind. In addition to the English Book and Dissertation prizes with which it all started, publications in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish have also been included in the most recent editions of the book prize. With this multilingual approach, in cooperation with a host of partners and sponsors worldwide, ICAS is increasingly decentring the landscape of knowledge about and in Asia. For the 2021 edition, IBP worked together with of the Association for Hong Kong Studies on a new initiative, on an experimental basis: IBP for Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies. This turned out to be a great success with almost one hundred submissions.
ICAS Book Prize 2023
English book & PhD thesis submissions are closed.
Other language editions are open for submission until 1 February 2023.
Please first read the Rules and Regulations for the edition you want to submit to before you start the submission process. You can only submit after registering and logging on to the website.
English Language Edition
Sponsors: The Asian Library (Leiden University Libraries) and ICAS
Chinese Language Edition
Sponsor and organiser: Wan Boo Sow Research Centre for Chinese Culture, Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore
Secretary: Ying-kit Chan, National University of Singapore
French Language Edition
Sponsor and organiser: GIS Asie
German Language Edition
Japanese Language Edition
Co-organizers: IIAS, ICAS, and Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
Secretary: Aysun Uyar Makibayashi, Doshisha University
Korean Language Edition
Sponsor and organiser: Seoul National University Asia Center
Portuguese and Spanish Language Edition
Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies
Sponsor and organiser: Society for Hong Kong Studies