2016 Ian Nish Prize awarded to Thomas Baudinette (Macquarie University)

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Ian Nish Prize for Best Article in Japanese Studies

The British Association for Japanese Studies is pleased to announce that the 2016 Ian Nish Prize for best article published in its journal Japan Forum has been awarded to Dr Thomas Baudinette, Lecturer in Japanese Studies at Macquarie University, Australia. His article ‘Ethnosexual frontiers in queer Tokyo: the production of racialised desire in Japan’ was published by Japan Forum in May 2016 (28:4).

The Ian Nish Prize is awarded annually by the British Association for Japanese Studies for the best article by an early career scholar in any discipline of Japanese Studies published in Japan Forum, the journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies.

Professor Ian Hill Nish CBE is Professor Emeritus of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he served from 1962 to 1991. His main fields of interest and research are Japan's foreign relations and in particular Japan-China relations over the twentieth century.

The ‘Ian Nish Prize’ was launched in 2001 as the ‘Daiwa Japan Forum Prize’. Previous award winners include: Erin L Brightwell (2015), Josh Petitto (2014), Tin Tin Htun (2013), Tuukka Toivonen (2012) and Scot Hislop (2011).