ICAS Book Prize 2011 - Long Lists

The ICAS Secretariat announced the longs lists for the ICAS Book Prize 2011. Out of a total of nearly 200 submitted books 15 were long listed for both the humanities and  social sciences categories. 35 PhDs were submitted for the best PhD in the social sciences and the Humanities. In each category 3 books were short listed.

Humanities Long list

  1. Tonio Andrade, How Taiwan became Chinese. Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century. Columbia University Press: New York 2009
  2. Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit (eds.), The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen. Siam’s Great Folk Epic of Love and War. Silkworm Books: Chiang Mai 2010
  3. Robert Ford Campany, Making Transcendents. Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China. University of Hawai‘i Press: Honolulu 2009.
  4. Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Accumulating Culture; The Collections of Emperor Huizong  University of Washington Press: Seattle and London 2008.
  5. Rachel V. Harrison & Peter A. Jackson (eds.), The Ambiguous Allure of the West; traces of the Colonial in Thailand. Hongkong University Press: Hong Kong 2010.
  6. Rene T. A. Lysloff, Srikandhi Dances Lengger; A Performance of Music and Shadow Theatre in Central Java. KITLV: Leiden 2009.
  7. Rebecca Nedostup, Superstitious Regimes. Religion and the Politics of Chinese Modernity.  Harvard University Press Center / Harvard University Press: Cambridge 2009.
  8. Sandra Niessen, Legacy in Cloth. Batak Textiles in Indonesia. KITLV Press: Leiden 2009.
  9. Willem van Schendel, A History of Bangladesh. Cambridge University Press 2009.
  10. Jonathan A. Silk, Riven by Lust. Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography. University of Hawai‘i Press: Honolulu 2009
  11. Tulasi Srinivas, Winged Faith; Rethinking Globalisation and Religious Pluralism Through the Sathya Sai Movement. Columbia University Press: New York 2010.
  12. Karen Strassler, Refracted Visions. Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java. Duke University Press: Durham and London 2010
  13. Stein Tønnesson, Vietnam 1946. How the War Began. University of California Press: Berkeley / Los Angeles / London 2010
  14. Constantine Nomikos Vaporis. Tour of Duty; Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan: University ofr Hawaii Press Honolulu 2008.
  15. Dan J. Wyatt, The Blacks of Premodern China. Penn University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia 2010.


Best PhD Humanities Short List

Katrin Binder, Yaksagana Rangabhumi: The World of the Yakasagana Stage (2008)

Pedit Pui Chan, The Making of  a Modern Art World: The Institutionalization of Guohua in Shanghai (2009)

Carmen Perez Gonzalez, A Comparative Visual Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Iranian Portrait Photography and Persian Painting (2009)


Social Sciences long list

  1. Bina Agarwal, Gender and Green Governance. The Political Economy of Women’s Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry. Oxford University Press: Oxford 2010
  2. Ifan Ahmad, Islamism and Democracy in India. Princeton University Press: Princeton and Oxford 2009
  3. Deborah Brautigam, The Dragon’s Gift. The Real Story of China in Africa. Oxford University Press: Oxford 2009
  4. Uradyn E. Bulag, Collaborative Nationalism. The Politics of Friendship on China’s Mongolian Frontier. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: Lanham / Boulder / New York / Toronto / Plymouth, UK 2010
  5. Kuan-Hsing Chen, Asia as a Method. Towards Deimperialization. Duke University Press: Durham and London 2010
  6. Sharyn Graham Davies, Gender Diversity in Indonesia. Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves. Routledge: London and New York 2010
  7. Jacob Eyferth, Eating Rice from Bamboo Roots. The Social History of a Community of Handicraft Papermakers in Rural Sichuan, 1920-2000. Harvard University Press Center / Harvard University Press: Cambridge 2009 
  8. You-Tien Hsing, The Great Urban Transformation. Politics of Land and Property in China. Oxford University Press: Oxford 2010 
  9. Noboru Ishikawa, Between Frontiers. Nation and Identity in a Southeast Asian Borderland. NUS Press: Singapore 2010 
  10. Annu Jalais, Forest of Tigers. People, Politics & Environment in the Sundarbans. Routledge London / New York / New Delhi 2010 
  11. Robin M. LeBlanc, The Art of Gut. Manhood, Power, and Ethics in Japanese Politics. University of California Press: Berkeley / Los Angeles / London 2010 
  12. Ritty A. Lukose, Liberalization’s Children. Gender, Youth, and Consumer \\citizenship in  Globalizing India. Duke University Press: Durham and London 2009 
  13. Rochona Majumdar, Marriage and Modernity. Family Values in Colonial Bengal. Duke University Press: Durham and London 2009 
  14. Rudolf Mrázek, A Certain Age. Colonial Jakarta through the Memories of its Intellectuals. Duke University Press: Durham and London 2010 
  15. Mei Zhan, Other-Worldly. Making Chinese Medicine through Transnational Frames . Duke University Press: Durham and London 2009


Best PhD Social Sciences short list

Baris Isci, ‘Proper’ Muslim against Áuthentic’ Kyrgyz: Formation of Islamic Field and Secular Challenges in Kyrgyzstan (2010)

Beatrice Jauregui, Shadows of the State, Subalterns of the State: Police and “Law and Order” in Postcolonial India (2010)

Imran bin Tajudeen, Constituting and Reconstructing the Vernacular Heritage of Maritime Emporia in Nusantara: Historic Adaption and Contemporary Accentuations (2009)

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