Congratulations to our AAS Book Award Winners!

Last week, the Association for Asian Studies presented three of our authors with book prizes and two honorable mentions. Today, we are happy to offer you excerpts from each of these books. Congratulations to our authors, editors, and translators for their exceptional work and exemplary contribution to scholarship. Enter Coupon Code: Awards30 to save 30% on these titles!

Winner of the Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize (China)

Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes

Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics

Li Chen

Winner of the John Whitney Hall Book Prize (Japan)

Edo Kabuki in Transition

From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful Female Ghost

Satoko Shimazaki

Winner of the Franklin Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials

Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories

A Parallel Text

Translated and edited by Aili Mu with Mike Smith

Honorable Mention: John Whitney Hall Book Prize (Japan)


The Belated Return of Japan’s Lost Soldiers

Yoshikuni Igarashi

Honorable Mention: Bernard Cohn Book Prize (first book on South Asia)

Negotiating Languages

Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia

Walter N. Hakala

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