It is our pleasure to announce the longlists of the ICAS Book Prize 2015 (IBP 2015). From the in total 175 submitted books, 10 were longlisted in both the social sciences and humanities categories. In addition, 50 dissertations were submitted. From these, 7 were longlisted in each category.
Andrews, Bridie, The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960. UBC Press: Vancouver/Toronto 2014.
Asthana, Vandana and A.C. Shukla, Water Security in India. Hope, Despair, and the Challenges of Human Development. Bloomsbury Academic: New York/London/New Delhi/Sydney 2014.
Bai, Ruoyun, Staging Corruption. Chinese Television and Politics. UBC Press: Vancouver/Toronto 2014.
Buyandelger, Manduhai, Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia. University of Chicago Press: Chicago 2013.
Cribb, Robert, Helen Gilbert & Helen Tiffin, Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan. University of Hawai’i Press: Honolulu 2014.
Harris, Tina, Geographical Diversions: Tibetan Trade, Global Transactions. University of Georgia Press: Athens 2013.
Hudson, Chris, Beyond the Singapore Girl. Discourses of Gender and Nation in Singapore. NUS Press and NIAS Press: Singapore/Copenhagen 2014.
Taylor, Philip, The Khmer Lands of Vietnam. Environment, Cosmology and Sovereignty. NUS Press and NIAS Press: Singapore/Copenhagen 2014. Asian Studies Association of Australia.
Totman, Conrad, Japan. An Environmental History. I.B. Tauris: London 2014.
Zhang, Jinghong, Puer Tea. Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic. University of Washington Press: Seattle 2013.
Bossler, Beverly, Courtesans, Concubines, and the Cult of the Female Fidelity. Harvard University Press Asia Center: Cambridge/London 2013.
Caswell, Michelle, Archiving the Unspeakable. Silence, Memory, Photographic Record in Cambodia. The University of Wisconsin Press: Madison 2014.
Clulow, Adam, The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan. Columbia University Press: New York 2014.
Hofer, Theresia (ed.), Bodies in Balance: the Art of Tibetan Medicine. University of Washington Press: Seattle and London 2014.
Leuchtenberger, Jan C., Conquering demons The “Kirishitan,” Japan, and the world in early modern Japanese literature. The University of Michigan Press/Center for Japanese Studies: Ann Arbor 2014.
Miksic, John N., Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea 1300-1800. NUS Press: Singapore 2013.
Nasution, Khoo Salma, The Chulia in Penang: Patronage and Place-Making around the Kapitan Kling Mosque 1786-1957. Areca Books: Penang 2014
Ricklefs, M.C. Islamisation and its Opponents in Java c. 1930 to the Present. NUS Press: Singapore 2012.
Vogel, Hans Ulrich, Marco Polo was in China. New Evidence from Currencies, Salts and Revenue. Brill: Leiden/Boston 2013.
Zutshi, Chitralekha, Kashmir’s Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination. Oxford University Press: New Delhi 2014.
Tutin Aryanti, “Breaking the Wall, Preserving the Barrier: Gender, Space, and Power in Contemporary Mosque Architecture in Yogyakarta, Indonesia”
Morgan Harper Harrington, “Changing Exchanges: A Modern Siang Village Amidst Resource Extraction in Regional Indonesia”
Tallyn Gray, “Justice and Transition in Cambodia, 1979-2014: Process, Meaning, and Narrative”
Anke Marion Hein, “Cultural Geography and Interregional Contacts in Prehistoric Liangshan (Southwest China)”
David Kloos, “Becoming Better Muslims: Religious Authority and Ethical Improvement in Aceh, Indonesia”
Roanne van Voorst, “Get Ready for the Flood! Risk-handling Styles in Jakarta, Indonesia”
Monika Swasti Winarnita, “Dancing the Feminine: Performances by Indonesian Migrant Women”
Claudine Ang, “Statecraft on the Margins: Drama, Poetry, and the Civilizing Mission in Eighteenth-Century Southern Vietnam”
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)”
Muari Kumar Jha, “The Political Economy of the Ganga River: Highway of State Formation in Mughal India, c.1600-1800”
Leonie Schmidt, “Visions of the Future: Imagining Islamic Modernities in Indonesian Islamic-themed post-Suharto Popular and Visual Culture”
Wei Chin Wong, “Interrelations between Chinese Secret Societies and the British Colonial Government in Malaya, 1786-1890”
Jamie Jungmin Yoo, “Materiality and Writing: Circulation of Texts, Reading and Reception, and Production of Literature in Late 18th-century Korea”