Longlists ICAS Book Prize 2017 (IBP 2017)


Committee: Manuela Ciotti & Tom Hoogervorst

  1. Arnold, David, 2016. Toxic Histories. Poison and Pollution in Modern India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2.  Bernards, Brian C., 2015. Writing the South Seas. Imagining the Nanyang in Chinese and Southeast Asian Postcolonial Literature. Seattle & London: University of Washington.
  3. Chin, Tamara T., 2014. Savage Exchange. Han Imperialism, Chinese Literary Style, and the Economic Imagination. Cambridge & London: Harvard University Press.
  4. Creak, Simon, 2015. Embodied Nation. Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  5. Firpo, Christina Elizabeth, 2016. The Uprooted. Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  6. Huebner, Stefan, 2016. Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia 1913-1974. Singapore: NUS Press.
  7. Jacobowitz, Seth, 2015. Writing Technology in Meiji Japan. A Media History of Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture. Cambridge & London: Harvard University Press.
  8. Leow, Rachel, 2016. Taming Babel. Language in the Making of Malaysia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  9. Martínez, Julia & Adrian Vickers, 2015. The Pearl Frontier. Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  10. Musillo, Marco, 2016. The Shining Inheritance. Italian Painters at the Qing Court, 1699-1812. Los Angeles: Getty Publications.
  11. Park, Sunyoung, 2015. The Proletarian Wave. Literature and Leftist Culture in Colonial Korea 1910-1945. Cambridge & London: Harvard University Press.
  12. Rouzer, Paul, 2016. On Cold Mountain. A Buddhist Reading of the Hanshan Poems. Seattle & London: University of Washington Press.
  13. Shimazaki, Datako, 2016. Edo Kabuki in Transition. From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful Female Ghost. New York: Columbia University Press.
  14. Sutoris, Peter, 2016. Visions of Development. Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948-75. London: Hurst.
  15. Tiffin, Sarah, 2016. Southeast Asia in Ruins. Art and Empire in the Early 19th Century. Singapore: NUS Press.

Social Sciences

Committee: Claudio Pinheiro & Tina Shrestha

  1. Benjamin, Geoffrey, Temiar Religion 1964-2012. Enchantment, Disenchantment and Re-enchantment in Malaysia’s Uplands. NUS Press: Singapore 2014.
  2. Bennett, Linda Rae and Sharyn Graham Davies (eds.), Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia. Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity and Representations. Routledge: London / New York 2015.
  3. Breman, Jan, Mobilizing Labour for the Global Coffee Market. Profits from an Unfree Work Regime in Colonial Java. Amsterdam University Press 2015.
  4. Cornet, Candice and Tami Blumenfield (eds.),  Doing Fieldwork in China…with Kids! The Dynamics of Accompanied Fieldwork in the People’s Republic. NIAS Press: Copenhagen 2016.
  5. Forth, Gregory, Why the Porcupine is not a Bird. Explorations in the Folk Zoology of an Eastern Indonesian People. University of Toronto Press: Toronto / Buffalo / London 2016.
  6. Fox Brindley, Erica, Ancient China and the Yue. Perceptions and Identities on the Southern Frontier, c. 400 BCE – 50 CE. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge 2015
  7. Gyatso, Janet, Being Human in a Buddhist World. An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet. Columbia University Press: New York 2015.
  8. Kessler, Christl and Stefan Rother, Democratization through Migration? Political Remittances and Participation of Philippine Return Migrants. Lexington Books: Lanham / Boulder / New York / London 2016.
  9. Li, Jie, Shanghai Homes. Palimpsests of Private Life. Columbia University Press: New York / Chichester 2015.
  10. McElwee, Pamela D., Forests Are Gold. Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. University of Washington Press: Seattle / London 2016.
  11. Pande, Amrita, Wombs in Labor. Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India. Columbia University Press: New York / Chichester  2014.
  12. Peterson, William. Places for Happiness. Community, Self, and Performance in the Philippines. University of Hawai’i  Press: Honolulu 2015.
  13. Űnaldi, Serhat, Working Towards the Monarchy. The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok. University of Hawai’i  Press: Honolulu 2016.
  14. Vermeulen, Han F., Before Boas. The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment. University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln / London 2015.
  15. Widmer, Ellen, Fiction’s Family. Zhan Xi, Zhan Kai, and the Business of Women in Late-Qing China. Harvard University Asia Center: Cambridge / London 2016.

ICAS 10 Dissertation Prize Social Sciences

Judge: Tutin Aryant

  1. Alatas, Ismail Fajrie.  Aligning the Sunna and the Jama’a: Religious Authority and Islamic Social Formation in Contemporary Central Java, Indonesia.  University of Michigan
  2. Ang, Sylvia. The Social Imaginaries Of Chinese-Ness: Locals And Migrants In Contemporary Singapore. University of Melbourne
  3. Åsman, Susanne. Bombay Going: Migration, Return and Anti-trafficking in the Lives of Nepali Migrant Sex Workers.  Gothenburg University
  4. Bharat, Gauri. Place-making Through Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Santal Architectural HistoryEast Anglia University
  5. Irawanto, Budi. Emancipating Desire, Empowering Fantasy: Cultural Politics of Contemporary Cinema in Indonesia and Malaysia. National University of Singapore     
  6. Itani,  Satoko. Japanese Female and ‘Trans’ Athletes: Negotiating Subjectivity and Media Constructions of Gender, Sexuality, and Nation.   University of Toronto
  7. Klingberg, Travis. Exploring Place: How Independent Tourism is Changing the Politics of Geographic Knowledge in China.  Colorado University
  8. Liu, Peng. Body in the Forbidden City.  Curtin University
  9. Romanowicz,  Anna. The Activities of Feminist Non-governmental Organizations in Delhi. An Anthropological Case Study.  Adam Mickiewicz University
  10. Rowen, Ian. The Geopolitics of Tourism: Mobility, Territory, and Protest in Taiwan and China.   Colorado University
  11. Sebro,  Tani H. Dancing the Nation: The Politics of Exile, Mobility and Displacement along the Thai-Burma Border.  University of Hawaiʻi
  12. Sila, Muhammad Adlin. Being Muslim in Bima of Sumbawa, Indonesia: Practice, Politics and Cultural Diversity. Australia National University

ICAS 10 Dissertation Prize Humanities

Judge: Deokhyo Choi   

  1. Absaroka, Ruard.  Hidden Musicians and Public Musicking in Shanghai. School of Oriental and African Studies
  2. Chan Nadine. A Cinema under the Palms: The Unruly Lives of Colonial Educational Films in British Malaya.  University of Southern California
  3. Hellman, Lisa. Navigating the Foreign Quarters: Everyday Life of the Swedish East India Company Employees in Canton and Macao 1730–1830. Stockholm University
  4. Kim, Jeehey.Death and Photography in East Asia: Funerary Use of Portrait Photography. City University of New York
  5. Low, Yvonne. Women artists: Becoming professional in Singapore, Malaya and Indonesia. University of Sydney
  6. Luttikhuis, Bart. Negotiating Modernity: Europeanness in Late Colonial Indonesia, 1910-1942. European University
  7. Pham,  Charlotte Minh Hà.  A Maritime Cultural Landscape of Cochin china: The South China Sea, Maritime Routes, Navigation, and Boats in Pre-colonial Central Vietnam. Murdoch University
  8. Supartono, Alexander. Re-Imag(In)Ing History: Photography and the Sugar Industry in Colonial Java. St Andrews
  9. Thurston, Timothy. Laughter from the Grasslands: A Diachronic Study of A mdo Tibetan Comedy and the Public Intellectual in Western China. Ohio State University.
  10. Tsui Lik Hang. Writing Letters in Song China (960-1279): A Study of its Political, Social, and Cultural Uses. Oxford University
  11. Zovo, Cecilia Dal. Archaeology of a Sacred Mountain: Mounds, Water, Mobility, and Cosmologies of Ikh Bogd Uul, Eastern Altai Mountains, Mongolia. University of Santiago de Compostela
  12. Fedman, David. The Saw and the Seed: Japanese Forestry in Colonial Korea, 1895-1945. Stanford University
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