EuroSEAS book prizes 2019

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies awarded the EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize 2019 for the best academic book on Southeast Asia published in the humanities  – including archaeology, art history, history, literature, performing arts and religious studies - to Lisandro E. Claudio for his book Liberalism and the Postcolony: Thinking the State in the 64th-century Philippines (Singapore/Japan: NUS Press/Kyoto University Press, 2017)

The EuroSEAS Social Science Book Prize 2019 for the best academic book on Southeast Asia published in the social sciences – including anthropology, economics, law, politics and international relations, and sociology - was awarded to David Kloos for his book Becoming Better Muslims. Religious Authority and Ethical Improvement in Aceh, Indonesia (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2018).

The winners were announced during the EuroSEAS conference on 11 September 2019 and received € 750.

Shortlist of nominated books

-Social Sciences:
Chua Beng Huat,  Liberalism disavowed. Communitarianism and State Capitalism in Singapore.  Singapore: NUS Press 2017.
David Kloos. Becoming Better Muslims. Religious Authority and Ethical Improvement in Aceh, Indonesia. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2018.
Patricia Sloane-White, Corporate Islam: Sharia and the Modern Workplace. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2018.

-Humanities:
Carol-Ann Boshier, Mapping Cultural Nationalism. The Scholars of the Burma Research Society. Copenhagen: NIAS Press 2018.
Lisandro E. Claudio, Liberalism and the Postcolony. Thinking the State in 20th Century Philippines. Kyoto: Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
Alexandra Green, Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings. Hongkong: Hongkong University Press 2018.

Members of the jury of the Humanities Book Prize:
Professor Vincent Houben
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Humboldt University
Berlin
Germany

Dr. Koh Keng We
Singapore

Professor Henk Schulte Nordholt
KITLV / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
Leiden
The Netherlands

Members of the jury of the Social Science Book Prize:
Professor Silvia Vignato
Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione
Università di Milano-Bicocca
Milano
Italy

Dr. Bart Barendregt
Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Leiden University
Leiden
The Netherlands

Dr. Julius Bautista
Associate Professor
Centre for Southeast Asian Studies
Kyoto University
Kyoto
Japan