Short list EuroSEAS book prizes 2019

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies will award two book prizes at the 10th EuroSEAS Conference in Berlin, 10-13 September 2019.

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 

Announcement of the winners will be during the conference on 11 September 2019. The winners will receive € 750.

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.

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.


Notes on eligibility

• Only books written in English carrying a 2017 or 2018 date will be eligible.
• The same book will not be considered for both prizes – please submit to the most applicable category. If in doubt about which category applies, please email
• The prize committees will reserve the right to cross-refer as they find appropriate. Only single-authored or co-authored research monographs are eligible: no edited volumes or textbooks. Translations of literary works are not eligible.
• There are no residency or citizenship requirements for authors, and no location requirements for publishers.
• Nominations should be made by the publishers of the book. There is no limit to the number of books an individual publisher may nominate.
• The decisions of the judges shall be final
• Copies of nominated books should be mailed directly to members of the prize committees by 1 May 2019.

Members of the jury of the Humanities Book Prize:
Professor Vincent Houben
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Humboldt University
Unter der Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Dr. Koh Keng We
Block 14, Ghim Moh Road #18-07
Singapore 270014

Professor Henk Schulte Nordholt
Reuvensplaats 2
PO Box 9515
2300 RA 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
Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1
20126 Milano

Dr. Bart Barendregt
Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Leiden University
P.O Box 9555
2300 RB Leiden
The Netherlands

Dr. Julius Bautista
Associate Professor
Centre for Southeast Asian Studies
Kyoto University
46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501