AAS Book Prize Winners and
Best Student Paper Prizes

MARCH 2014: We are very pleased to announce this year's winners of the various AAS book prizes along with the best student papers presented at the 2013 AAS Conference in San Diego. The prize winners were honored at the Awards Ceremony of the 2014 AAS Conference in Philadelphia on March 28, 2014.

Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize

Andrea Goldman
Opera and the City, The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770-1900
Stanford University Press

Honorable Mention:
Scott Cook
The Bamboo Texts of Guodian, A Study and Complete Translation
East Asia Program, Cornell University

Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize

Joseph R. Allen
Taipei: City of Displacements
University of Washington Press

E. Gene Smith Inner Asia Book Prize

Clare E. Harris
The Museum on the Roof of the World: Art, Politics, and the Representation of Tibet
University of Chicago Press

John Whitney Hall Book Prize

Yukio Lippit
Painting of the Realm: The Kano House of Painters in 17th-Century Japan
University of Washington Press

James B. Palais Book Prize

Theodore Hughes
Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier
Columbia University Press

Honorable Mention:
Hwansoo Ilmee Kim
Empire of the Dharma: Korean and Japanese Buddhism, 1877-1912
Harvard University Press

Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize

Davesh Soneji
Unfinished Gestures: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India
University of Chicago Press

Honorable Mention:
A. Azfar Moin
The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam
Columbia University Press

Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize

Akhil Gupta
Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India
Duke University Press

A.K. Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation

Martha Ann Selby
Tamil Love Poetry: The Five Hundred Short Poems of the Ainkurunuru
Columbia University Press

Harry J. Benda Prize

Erik Harms
Saigon's Edge - On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City
University of Minnesota Press

Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials

Leah Elliott
Maya Lindberg
Tanya Waldburger

Indian Independence and the Question of Partition
Brown University's Choices program

(to be honored at this year's AAS Conference in Philadelphia):

AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC):

David J. Bulman (Johns Hopkins U.) for "Promotion-based Incentives for Growth: Evidence from the County Level in Jiangsu and Anhui"
Ting Luo (London School of Economics) for "China's Village Committee Elections: Economic Development and Incumbent Advantage"
Christopher Byrne (McGill U.) for "Verses of Silent Illumination: Hongzhi Zhengjue's (1091-1157) Poetic Vision of the Caodong Secto of Chan Buddhism"

For further information, see http://www.asian-studies.org/councils/CIAC.htm#Grad

AAS South Asia Council (SAC)

David Boyk (UC-Berkeley) for "Mofussil Urbanity: Provinciality and the Public Sphere in Patna, 1900-1906"

For further information, see http://www.asian-studies.org/councils/SAC.htm#Grad

AAS Southest Asia Council (SEAC)

Dredge Byung'chu Kang (Emory U.) for "Eastward Orientations: Thai Middle Class Desire for White Asians"

For further information, see http://www.asian-studies.org/councils/SEAC.htm#Grad