The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies will award two book prizes at the 9th EuroSEAS Conference in Oxford, 16-18 August 2017.
1) The EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize for the best academic book on Southeast Asia published in the humanities – including archaeology, art history, history, literature, performing arts and religious studies.
2) The EuroSEAS Social Science Book Prize for the best academic book on Southeast Asia published in the social sciences – including anthropology, economics, law, politics and international relations, and sociology.
Shortlist EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize:
Jiat- Hwee Chang, A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture. Colonial networks, nature and technoscience. London/New York: Routledge, 2016.
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies. Vietnam and the memory of war. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.
Birgit Tremml-Werner, Spain, China, and Japan in Manila, 1571-1644 Local comparisons and global connections. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015
Shortlist EuroSEAS Social Science Book Prize
Azza Basarudin, Humanizing the Sacred: Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia. Washington: University of Washington Press, 2016).
Pamela McElwee, Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016.
Astrid Noren-Nilsson, Cambodia's Second Kingdom: Nation, Imagination, and Democracy. Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program 2016.
Members of the jury of the Humanities Book Prize:
Mandy Sadan (School of Oriental and African Studies)
Ariel Heryanto (Monash Asia Institute)
Henk Schulte Nordholt (KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)
Members of the jury of the Social Science Book Prize:
Oona Paredes (National University of Singapore)
Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung (University of Massachusetts)
Duncan McCargo (Columbia University)