Deadline approaching: 1 February 2023 - ICAS Book Prize 2023, call for submissions of Books and Articles

Wai Cheung Discussion

The secretariat of the ICAS Book Prize 2023 welcomes you to submit the titles of your Asia-related publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the following categories:
Deadline 1 February 2023

Submissions for the English language edition (Books and Dissertations) closed on 1 December. It is no longer possible to submit in this category.

More information on the Rules and Regulations can be found here:

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ICAS Book Prize – Tenth edition
What started as a small unknown initiative grew to become one of the largest book prizes for Asian Studies in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2003, the IBP was founded with the aim to bring a focus to academic publications on Asia in a more interdisciplinary context, expanding it beyond academic circles. This aim to increase the worldwide visibility of these publications has also encouraged a further interest in the world of Asian Studies.

Since the seventh edition in 2017, the Prize expanded to include prizes for publications in different languages. With this multilingual approach, in cooperation with a host of partners and sponsors worldwide, ICAS is increasingly decentering the landscape of knowledge about and in Asia.

Submitting books for IBP every two years might have become a routine process for many publishers now, but at the launch of the prize, it took some effort to engage the community to take part in this growing endeavor. We are grateful to all partners, sponsors, reading committee members, publishers, authors, and contributors throughout the years, who have played a significant role in the IBP becoming one of the leading Book Prizes in the field of Asian Studies.

Send any questions you may have about the IBP in general, to Contact details for all other language editions can be found online.

The Reading Committee members are very much looking forward to reading your contributions!

We are grateful to our organisers and sponsors for the tenth edition.

Asian Library at Leiden University


 Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS) and Heidelberg University

GIS Asie

Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)

International Institute for Asian Studies

Wan Boo Sow Research Centre for Chinese Culture, Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore

Seoul National University Asia Center

Society for Hong Kong Studies (SHKS)

South-South Exchange Programme for the Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS)