Publishers Accolade for Outstanding Production Value
Marco Musillo, The Shining Inheritance: Italian Painters at the Qing Court, 1699-1812. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2016.
The Getty Museum in cooperation with Marco Musillo has made a wonderfully designed, shining contribution to global art history.
Specialist Publication Accolade
Craig Clunas, Jessica Harrison-Hall and Luk Yu-Ping (eds.), Ming China: Courts and Contacts 1400-1450. London: British Museum Press, 2016.
An outstanding connective history in pursuit of China’s historical difference.
Edited Volume Accolade
Ronit Ricci (ed.), Exile in Colonial Asia. Kings, Convicts, Commemoration. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2016.
A fascinating global narrative of differently situated subjects forced to move.
Teaching Tool Accolade
Hazel Smith, North Korea: Markets and Military Rule. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Highly accessible and an important corrective to popular misconstructions of North Korea.
Ground-Breaking Subject Matter Accolade
Tamara Chin, Savage Exchange. Han Imperialism, Chinese Literary Style, and the Economic Imagination. Cambridge/London: Harvard University Asia Center, 2014.
A pioneering exploration of the interface between China’s philosophical tradition and economic history.
Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-Specialist Reader Accolade
Sunyoung Park, The Proletarian Wave. Literature and Leftist Culture in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945. Cambridge/London: Harvard University Asia Center, 2015.
A long-awaited Korean perspective on postcolonial studies and leftist culture.