The IBP 2021 English Language Edition

The IBP 2021 English Language Edition

Congratulations to the IBP 2021 shortlisted authors and publishers!

Shortlisted for the ICAS Book Prize 2021 English - Best Book in the Humanities

Kama Maclean, British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, Intercolonial Relations and the Empire. NewSouth Publishing, 2020.

Stephanie Coo, Clothing the Colony: Nineteenth-Century Philippine Sartorial Culture, 1820-1896. Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019.

Emily Baum, The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China. The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Benjamin Uchiyama, Japan's Carnival War: Mass Culture on the Home Front, 1937–1945. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Abhishek Kaicker, The King and the People: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2020.

 

Shortlisted for the ICAS Book Prize 2021 English - Best Book in the Social Sciences

Andrew Flachs, Cultivating Knowledge. University of Arizona Press, 2019.

Sudipta Sen, Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River. Yale University Press, 2019.

Patcharin Lapanun, Love, Money and Obligation: Transnational Marriage in a Northeastern Thai Village. National University of Singapore Press, 2019.

Deborah Nadal, Rabies in the Streets: Interspecies Camaraderie in Urban India. Penn State University Press, 2020.

Nasir Uddin, The Rohingya: An Ethnography of 'Subhuman' Life. Oxford University Press, 2020.

 

Shortlisted for the ICAS Book Prize 2021 English - Best Dissertation in the Humanities

Sudev Sheth, “Business Households, Financial Capital, and Public Authority in India, 1650-1818”. University of Pennsylvania, 2018.

Matthew Reeder, “Categorical Kingdoms: Innovations in Ethnic Labeling and Visions of Communal States in Early Modern Siam”. Cornell University, 2019.

Alex Young Il Seo, “Constructing Frontier Villages: Human Habitation in the South Korean Borderlands after the Korean War”. University of Cambridge, 2019.

Hyeok Hweon Kang, “Crafting Knowledge: Artisan, Officer, and the Culture of Making in Chosŏn Korea, 1392–1910”. Harvard University, 2020.

Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, “The Region of Imperial Strategy: Regino García, Sebastián Vidal, Mary Clemens, and the Consolidation of International Botany in the Philippines, 1858-1936”. University of California-Berkeley, 2020.

 

Shortlisted for the ICAS Book Prize 2021 English - Best Dissertation in the Social Sciences

Chao-yo Cheng, “Autonomy in Autocracy: Explaining Ethnic Policies in Post-1949 China”. University of California-Los Angeles, 2019.

Jiazhi Fengjiang, “Grassroots Philanthropy in China: Work, Ethics, and Social Change”. London School of Economics and Political Science, 2019.

Alyssa Paredes, “Plantation Peripheries: The Multiple Makings of Asia's Banana Republic”. Yale University, 2020.

Hue-Tam Jamme, “Productive Frictions and Urbanism in Transition: Planning Lessons from Traffic Flows and Urban Street Life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam”. University of Southern California, 2020.

Guillaume Dandurand, “The Techno-Politics of Food Security in New Delhi: The Re-Materialization of the Ration Card”. York University, 2018.

 

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Longlisted for the ICAS Book Prize 2021 English - Best Book in the Humanities

Kama Maclean, “British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, intercolonial relations and the Empire.” NewSouth Publishing, 2020.

Stephanie Coo, “Clothing the Colony: Nineteenth-Century Philippine Sartorial Culture, 1820-1896.” Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019.

Benjamin Uchiyama, “Japan's Carnival War: Mass Culture on the Home Front, 1937–1945.” Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Matthew W. King, “Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood.” Columbia University Press, 2019.

Els van Dongen, “Realistic Revolution Contesting Chinese History, Culture, and Politics after 1989.” Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Andrew B. Liu, “Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India.” Yale University Press, 2020.

Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang, “The Great Exodus from China.” Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Emily Baum, “The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China.” The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Abhishek Kaicker, “The King and the People: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi.” Oxford University Press, 2020.

Sidney Xu Lu, “The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868–1961.” Cambridge University Press, 2019.

 

Longlisted for the ICAS Book Prize 2021 English - Best Book in the Social Sciences

Joseph N. Goh, “Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man: Gender, Society, Body and Faith.” Palgrave Macmillan/Springer, 2020.

J. Lorenzo Perillo, “Choreographing in Color: Filipinos, Hip-Hop, and the Cultural Politics of Euphemism.” Oxford University Press, 2020.

Julia Martínez, Claire Lowrie, Frances Steel & Victoria Haskins, “Colonialism and Male Domestic Service across the Asia Pacific.” Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

Andrew Flachs, “Cultivating Knowledge.” University of Arizona Press, 2019.

Edyta Roszko, “Fishers, Monks and Cadres Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam.” NIAS Press, 2020.

Sudipta Sen, “Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River.” Yale University Press, 2019.

Patcharin Lapanun, “Love, Money and Obligation: Transnational Marriage in a Northeastern Thai Village.” NUS Press, 2019.

Lucia Michelutti, Ashraf Hoque, Nicolas Martin, David Picherit, Paul Rollier, Arild E. Ruud & Clarinda Still, “Mafia Raj: The Rule of Bosses in South Asia.” Stanford University Press, 2018.

Deborah Nadal, “Rabies in the Streets: Interspecies Camaraderie in Urban India.” Penn State University Press, 2020.

Nasir Uddin, “The Rohingya: An Ethnography of 'Subhuman' Life.” Oxford University Press, 2020.

 

Longlisted for the ICAS Book Prize 2021 English - Best Dissertation in the Humanities

Andrea Lorene Gutierrez, “A Genre of its Own: A History of Pākaśāstra and Other Culinary Writing of Early India.” University of Texas at Austin, 2020.

Renren Yang, “A Media Genealogy of Literary Fame in Modern China: Paper, Stage, Screen, and Sphere.” Stanford University, 2018.

Sudev Sheth, “Business Households, Financial Capital, and Public Authority in India, 1650-1818.” University of Pennsylvania, 2018.

Matthew Reeder, “Categorical Kingdoms: Innovations in Ethnic Labeling and Visions of Communal States in Early Modern Siam.” Cornell University, 2019. 

Sung Hee Ru, “China's Incorporation Process into the Capitalist World-Economy, 1780s-1890s.” Binghamton University, 2019.

Alex Young Il Seo, “Constructing Frontier Villages: Human Habitation in the South Korean Borderlands after the Korean War.” University of Cambridge, 2019.

Hyeok Hweon Kang, “Crafting Knowledge: Artisan, Officer, and the Culture of Making in Chosŏn Korea, 1392–1910.” Harvard University, 2020. 

Yan Bo, “Maoist Moments: Local Actors, Global History, 1960s-1970s.” Nanyang Technological University, 2020.  

Hannah Theaker, “Moving Muslims: The Great Northwestern Rebellion and the Transformation of Chinese Islam, 1860-1896.” University of Oxford, 2019.

Coraline Jortay, “Pronominal Politics: (Un)Gendering Narrative and Framing Ambiguity in Chinese Literature, 1917-1937.” Université libre de Bruxelles, 2020.

Yorim Spoelder, “Staging the Nation Beyond the Raj: Transcolonial Knowledge Networks and Visions of Greater India, 1800-1950s.” Free University Berlin, 2020. 

Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, “The Region of Imperial Strategy: Regino García, Sebastián Vidal, Mary Clemens, and the Consolidation of International Botany in the Philippines, 1858-1936.” University of California-Berkeley, 2020.  

 

Longlisted for the ICAS Book Prize 2021 English - Best Dissertation in the Social Sciences

Chao-yo Cheng, “Autonomy in Autocracy: Explaining Ethnic Policies in Post-1949 China.” University of California-Los Angeles, 2019.

Hoko Horii, “Child Marriage as a Choice: Rethinking Agency in International Human Rights.” Leiden University/KITLV, 2020.

Willy Sier, “Everybody Educated? Education Migrants and Rural-Urban Relations in Hubei Province, China.” University of Amsterdam, 2020.

Jiazhi Fengjiang, “Grassroots Philanthropy in China: Work, Ethics, and Social Change.” London School of Economics and Political Science, 2019.

Anna Iskra, “Healing the Nation through Self-Discovery: The Chinese New Age Milieu and the Politics of Emotion.” The University of Hong Kong, 2020.

Zhiqiu Benson Zhou, “Homonormative Desires: Identities, Masculinities, and Sexual Hierarchies in Urban China.” Northwestern University, 2020.

Ranjana Raghunathan, “Inhabiting Intimate Worlds: Tamil Women and Belonging in Singapore.” National University of Singapore, 2020.

Petra Desatova, “Nation Branding and Political Legitimacy in Non-Democratic Regimes: Re-Branding Post-Coup Thailand.” University of Leeds, 2019.

Alyssa Paredes, “Plantation Peripheries: The Multiple Makings of Asia's Banana Republic.” Yale University, 2020.

Hue-Tam Jamme, “Productive Frictions and Urbanism in Transition: Planning Lessons from Traffic Flows and Urban Street Life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.” University of Southern California, 2020.  

Matthew J. Trew, “Selling Symbols: Tourism, Heritage, and Symbolic Economy in Battambang, Cambodia.” University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019.

Guillaume Dandurand, “The Techno-Politics of Food Security in New Delhi: The Re-Materialization of the Ration Card.” York University, 2018.

 

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Contact: ibp@iias.nl 

The biennial IBP was established by ICAS in 2003. The IBP is awarded to outstanding publications in the field of Asian Studies. It has created an international focus for publications on Asia, which has increased their visibility and recognition worldwide. The IBP has grown from an experiment with 50 books and 5 dissertations in 2005, to the leading Book Prize in the field of Asian Studies, with 600 books and 150 dissertations submitted for the 2019 edition.

The IBP 2021 English edition is organised by ICAS, and sponsored by The Asian Library at Leiden University


Asian Studies Exhibitor Gallery at the virtual ICAS 12

The online IBP awards ceremony will be held on 24 August 2021. ICAS 12 will take place over a period of five days from Tuesday 24–Saturday 28 August 2021. Join our online conference platform which will be fully customised and transformed to give ICAS 12 a Kyoto-themed look and feel.

Publishers and academic institutes are invited to exhibit at the online Asian Studies Exhibitor Gallery at ICAS 12 to showcase their publications and make sales, but most importantly scout for new manuscripts. With approximately 1,500 Asia Scholars coming together every two years, in different locations across the world each time, and this time online, the convention presents publishers and academic institutes with an incredible audience- and offers acquisition editors a very deep pool of potential new authors. ICAS 12 will also host events such as dissertation pitches, meet the author sessions and book presentations. For more information, please visit: site2.convention.co.jp/icas2021/fair