ICAS Book Prize 2021: Call for Submissions

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The secretariat of the ICAS Book Prize 2021 welcomes you to submit the titles of your Asia-related publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Because of the challenges we are all currently facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to extend our submission deadlines. Please see the list below for the new dates. Despite the circumstances, we nevertheless look forward to making this another successful edition of the ICAS Book Prize.


Addition of a New Prize

We would also like to introduce our newest addition to the ICAS Book Prize: the IBP for Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies, organised and sponsored by the Society for Hong Kong Studies (articles to be submitted in English). Please find all information about this prize here: https://icas.asia/ibp-2021-global-hong-kong-studies


The ICAS Book Prize 2021

The biennial International Convention of Asia Scholars Book Prize (IBP) is awarded to outstanding Asia-related publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The IBP creates an international focus for publications on Asia, increasing their visibility and recognition worldwide. The IBP has grown into the leading Book Prize in the field of Asian Studies. For this ninth edition of the IBP we are accepting books in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. For the English and French language editions we also welcome dissertations on Asia in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. The articles submitted to the IBP Global Hong Kong Studies should be written in English.


New Submission Deadlines

With the world having been turned upside down, it is no wonder that the ICAS Book Prize process has also been affected. Normal channels of communication have been disrupted and all processes (including publishing and shipping) have slowed down. To give everyone a little more time, the new extended submission deadlines are as follows:


English language edition (Books and Dissertations): 1 November 2020

French language edition (Books and Dissertations): 1 December 2020

Chinese language edition: 1 February 2021

German language edition: 1 February 2021

Hong Kong article prize: 1 February 2021

Japanese language edition: 1 February 2021

Korean language edition: 1 February 2021

Spanish/Portuguese language edition: 1 February 2021



Read more here: https://icas.asia/icas-book-prize-2021

Rules and regulations for submitting titles to the IBP 2021 can be found here: https://icas.asia/ibp2021-rules-and-regulations

Start the submission process by creating an account and logging in here: https://icas.asia/user/login



Send any questions you may have with regard to the English language edition, or the IBP in general, to ibp@iias.nl.

Contact details for all other language editions can be found online.


Good luck!

Sonja Zweegers (Secretary IBP English edition) & Paul van der Velde (General Secretary IBP)