AAS SEAC: GEORGE McT. KAHIN Book Prize Competition

The George McT. Kahin Prize of the Association for Asian Studies is given biennially to an outstanding scholar of Southeast Asian studies from any discipline or country specialization to recognize distinguished scholarly work on Southeast Asia beyond the author's first book.

There are no citizenship or residence requirements for nominees. The award was initiated in 2007 at the behest of the Cornell University Center for Southeast Asian Studies, friends and students of George Kahin, and the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies to honor the contributions of George McT. Kahin to the field of Southeast Asian Studies.

Nominations for the prize may be made by trade book publishers, university presses, or any member of the Association for Asian Studies. Self-nomination is not allowed. Authors need not be AAS members. Any original, scholarly, nonfiction works with a copyright date of 2016 or 2017 are eligible, but reference works, exhibition catalogs, translations, textbooks, collections of previously published essays, poetry, fiction, travel books, memoirs or autobiographies are not eligible.

Nominators must send one copy of a nominated work to each of the members of the review committee. Copies must be received by the committee members no later than August 1, 2018. Each entry should be submitted in an envelope clearly labeled “Kahin Prize” or have a letter of nomination enclosed. The prize will be presented at the annual AAS annual conference next spring.

Kahin Prize Committee:

  • Peter Zinoman (Chair), 612 Coventry Rd, Kensington, CA 94707
  • Chris Baker, 98/2 Soi Nualnoi, Sukhumwit 63, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
  • Meredith Weiss, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, SUNY, Milne Hall 213A, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222