The ASAA is calling for submissions for the John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies

The ASAA is calling for submissions for the John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies

The first prize, known as the John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies, consists of a cash award of $2,000. The writer of the selected thesis will also receive a certificate and priority consideration for publication in one of the ASAA monograph series.

A prize of $1,000 may be awarded to a second outstanding thesis.

Applications close on 31 May.

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Criteria

The thesis must have been conferred by an Australian university in 2019.

The thesis must deal wholly with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia.

The thesis must be in humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined.

Judging Panel.

In 2020, the prize will be judged by a three-person panel consisting Prof. Garry Rodan (Murdoch), Prof. Kirin Narayan (ANU) and Prof. Antonia Finnane (Unimelb).

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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