56th Annual Meeting
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
January 13-15, 2017

Book and Article Prize Competitions

The Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SECAAS) requests nominations for its second annual book and article prize competitions. Applications are due August 31, 2016 and winners will be announced at the SECAAS annual meeting, January 13-15, 2017 in Oxford, MS. Nominations should be made directly by the author, who must be or willing to become a member of SECAAS.  To be eligible for the book or article prize, the submission should:

·      Have a 2015 publication date
·      Treat a topic in Asian Studies
·      Have been written or researched primarily in the SECAAS region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.

For the article prize, applicants should submit pdfs via e-mail with “SECAAS article prize” in the subject line to:

       Chair Li-ling Hsiao
        CB #3267
        306 New West
        UNC Chapel Hill
        Chapel Hill, NC 27599
        H: 919-932-1157

For the book prize, applicants should send three hard-copies, post-marked by August 31, 2015, and labeled “SECAAS book prize” to:   

       Chair David Ross

        Dept. of English and Comparative Literature
        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
        CB #3520
        Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3520
        H: 919-533-6543

Past Article Prize Winners:  

Tonio Andrade (Emory University)
"A Chinese Farmer, Two African Boys, and a Warlord: Toward a Global Microhistory." Journal of World History 21.4 (2010): 573-91.

Denise Y.  Ho
"Revolutionizing Antiquity: The Shanghai Cultural Bureaucracy in the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1968."  The China Quarterly 207 (September 2011): 687-705.

Timothy Rich (Western Kentucky University)
  "Like Father Like Son? Correlates of Leadership in North Korea’s English Language News,” Korea Observer, Vol. 43, No. 4, Winter 2012.

Joshua Howard (University of Mississippi)
The Politization of Women Workers at War: Labour in Chonqing's Cotton Mills During the Anti-Japanese War."  Modern Asian Studies, 47:6 (2013)

Past Book Prize Winners:  

Hiroshi Kitamura (College of William and Mary)
Screening Enlightenment : Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan. The United States in the World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010.

Hung, Ho-fung. Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty.   New York:  Columbia University Press, 2011.
Andrade, Tonio (Emory University)
Lost Colony: The Untold Story Of China's First Great Victory Over the West. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2011.
Benedict, Carol (Georgetown University)
Golden-Silk Smoke: A History Of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.

Kovner, Sarah (University of Florida)
Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan
. (Studies of the Weatherford East Asian Institute. Stanford, 2012.)

2015 (Two Winners)
Culver, Annika A. (Florida State University)
Glorify the Empire: Japanese Avant-guard Propaganda in Manchukuo.  Vancouver, Toronto: UBC Press, 2013.
Winfield, Pamela (Elon University)
Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen and the Art of Enlightenment.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.