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.
All winners of each IBP 2023 category have been now announced! Missed out on the announcements and curious which titles won? Then go visit the Award announcements webpage! All winners have been announced in separate clips.
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 2023 edition, IBP continued to work together with of the Association for Hong Kong Studies on our newest initiative: IBP for Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies. For the second time, this turned out to be a great success with over a hundred submissions.
Update on the next edition will follow next year.
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ICAS Book Prize 2023 [concluded]
English Language Edition [submissions closed]
Sponsors: The Asian Library (Leiden University Libraries) and ICAS
Chinese Language Edition [submissions closed]
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 [submissions closed]
Sponsor and organiser: GIS Asie
German Language Edition [submissions closed]
Japanese Language Edition [submissions closed]
Co-organisers: IIAS, ICAS, and Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
Secretary: Aysun Uyar Makibayashi, Doshisha University
Korean Language Edition [submissions closed]
Sponsor and organiser: Seoul National University Asia Center
Portuguese and Spanish Language Edition [submissions closed]
Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies [submissions closed]
Sponsor and organiser: Society for Hong Kong Studies