55th Annual Meeting
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
January 15-17, 2016

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, 2015 and winners will be announced at the SECAAS annual meeting, January 15-17, 2016 in Harrisonburg, VA. 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 2014 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 Jan Bardsley bardsley@email.unc.edu
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For the book prize, applicants should send three hard-copies, post-marked by August 31, 2015, and labeled “SECAAS book prize” to:   

       Chair Li-ling Hsiao
        CB #3267
        306 New West
        UNC Chapel Hill
        Chapel Hill, NC 27599
        H: 919-932-1157
        hsiaoll@email.unc.edu

Past Article Prize Winners:  

2012
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.

2013
Denise Y.  Ho
"Revolutionizing Antiquity: The Shanghai Cultural Bureaucracy in the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1968."  The China Quarterly 207 (September 2011): 687-705.

2014
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.

2015
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:  

2012
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.

2013
Winner
Hung, Ho-fung. Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty.   New York:  Columbia University Press, 2011.
Finalists
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.

2014
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.