Reid Prize for the most significant book contributing to the understanding of Asia: Nominations close 15 November

Reid Prize for the most significant book contributing to the understanding of Asia: Nominations close 15 November

The Reid Prize recognises work that has made an exemplary contribution to understanding of Asia. The prize was established to acknowledge the importance of ongoing efforts to deepen public understanding internationally of Asian cultures, politics, histories and societies.

This prize will be awarded biennially to the book that has best advanced the understanding of Asia in the last four years. This may include fiction, non-fiction, academic books and translations into English of major works originally authored by Asian writers. Eligible authors/ translators must be based in Australia or New Zealand, or Australian/New Zealand citizens currently residing in Asia.

In 2022 the prize awarded will be to the value of AUD$8,000. Nominations close on 15 November; ASAA members are able to make a nomination to the Reid Prize Search Committee.

The prize will be administered by the ASAA Council. Nominations will be compiled by the Reid Prize Search Committee and judged by an independent panel of a minimum of three (3) judges drawn from academic experts of Asia to be appointed by the ASAA executive.

In 2022 the jurors for the Reid prize will be Professor Michele Ford, Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain, and Honorary Professor Kam Louie.

Further information on the nomination process is available on the Reid Prize page.

This prize was generously endowed by Tony and Helen Reid (read more about Tony and Helen here).

Dr Elly Kent is the editor of the ASAA's blog, Asian Currents and the ANU's Southeast Asia blog, New Mandala. She has worked as a researcher, writer, translator, artist, teacher and intercultural professional over 20 years in academia and the arts in Indonesia and Australia. Elly gained a double degree in Asian Studies (Specialist Indonesia) and Visual Arts (Hons) and a PhD in the same fields from the Australian National University. She is the author of Artists and the People: Ideologies of Indonesian Art (2022) NUS Press, and co-editor (with Virginia Hooker and Caroline Turner) of Living Art: Indonesian Artists Engage Politics, Society and History (2022) ANU Press.

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