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The ICAS Book Prize

October 15, 2014 - 00:00

The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) has been established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asian Studies. Also prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. In 2007 the Colleagues Choice Award was established following numerous requests to give the academic community the opportunity to voice their choice. Votes can be cast online through the IBP Polling Booth from 16 March 2015 – 16 June 2015.

The five Awards are:
– Best study in the Humanities
– Best study in the Social Sciences
– Best dissertation in the Humanities
– Best dissertation in the Social Sciences
– The Colleagues’ Choice Award.

In the past 10 years the ICAS Book Prize has grown from an experiment with 50 books and 5 dissertations submitted to an established prize with 250 publications of 60 publishers worldwide and 100 dissertations competing. Therefore we have added a new category since 2013: The Reading Committee Accolades. This gives the Reading Committees the opportunity to single out more books and dissertations than just the winners.

The Reading Committee Accolades are:
– Publishers Accolade for outstanding production values
– Most accessible and captivating work for the non-specialist reader Accolade
– Specialist publication Accolade
– Teaching tool Accolade
– Ground-breaking subject matter Accolade
– Edited volume Accolade

Deadline IBP 2015: 15 October 2015

For more information: Here


The ICAS Book Prize


October 15, 2014