Early Career and Mid-Career Book Prizes

Early Career and Mid-Career Book Prizes

Early Career Book Prize

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is proud to award a biennial Early Career Book Prize in Asian Studies, which recognises the outstanding work of early career scholars.

The winner of the prize receives $1,000. There may be an honorable mention for the runner up.

Two current ASAA members are required to nominate a book for this prize.

The winner of the 2022 Early Career Book Prize was Dr Aim Sinpeng from the University of Sydney for the book Opposing Democracy in the Digital Age: The Yellow Shirts in Thailand, University of Michigan Press, 2021. The judges for the 2022 Early Career Book Prize were Associate Professor Susie Protschky, Professor Li Narangoa and  Dr Yu Tao.

Criteria

  • The book must have been published in 2020-2021.
  • The book must be a monograph and must deal primarily with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia.
  • The book must be in the humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined.
  • The prize will be awarded to a scholar’s first book, or to a later book published by an early career scholar, which is defined as up to five years post-PhD, with allowance for career interruptions according to ARC funding rules. The book must be sole-authored
  • Authors must have had an association with an Australian university at the time of writing and/or publication of the book (for example, the book was based on a PhD submitted at an Australian university, the author is associated with an Australian university in a staff, casual or adjunct position, or in the form of a visiting fellowship etc.)

Mid-career Book Prize

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is proud to award a biennial Mid-Career Book Prize in Asian Studies, which recognises the outstanding work of mid career scholars.

The winner of the prize will receive $1,000. There may be an honorable mention for the runner up.

Two current ASAA members are required to nominate a book for this prize.

The winner of the 2022 Mid-career book prize is Associate Professor Patrick Jory from the University of Queensland for the book A History of Manners and Civility in Thailand, CUP, 2021. The Judges for the 2022 Mid-career Book Prize were Emeritus Professor Kathyrn Robinson, Associate Professor David Hundt and Dr Arjun Subrahmanyan.

Criteria

  • The book must have been published in 2020-2021.
  • The book must be a monograph and must deal primarily with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia.
  • The book must be in the humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined.
  • The Mid-career Prize for Asian Studies will be awarded to a second or third book written by an author who is employed below level E (full professor) at an Australian university or who is otherwise formally affiliated to an Australian university (for example, in a casual or adjunct position, or in the form of a visiting fellowship) for at least three of the last five years. Eligibility is judged at time of publication.

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