Presidents’ Prize renamed in honour of Professor John Legge

Presidents’ Prize renamed in honour of Professor John Legge

The ASAA’s President’s Prize has been renamed the ‘John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies awarded at an Australian university, ’in honour of Professor John Legge, who died last year, age 94.

Formerly Foundation Professor of History at Monash University, ‘Jack’ Legge, was a specialist on the political history of modern Indonesia and wrote widely on Southeast Asian and Indonesian history. His numerous publications include a biography of Indonesian president, Sukarno, a history of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and a study of imperialism in Southeast Asia in the 19th century.

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