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
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.
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
Dr. Koh Keng We
Professor Henk Schulte Nordholt
KITLV / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
Members of the jury of the Social Science Book Prize:
Professor Silvia Vignato
Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione
Università di Milano-Bicocca
Dr. Bart Barendregt
Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dr. Julius Bautista
Centre for Southeast Asian Studies