John K. Fairbank Prize

John K. FairbankThe John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History is offered annually for an outstanding book in the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan, substantially after 1800. It honors the late John K. Fairbank, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and director of the East Asian Research Center at Harvard University, and president of the Association in 1968. Only books of high scholarly and literary merit will be considered. Anthologies, edited works, and pamphlets are ineligible for the competition. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books with a copyright of 2014 will be eligible for the 2015 prize.
  2. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  3. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Fairbank Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2015, to be eligible for the 2015 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2016 AHA annual meeting in Atlanta.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Alexis Dudden Albert L. Park Thomas S. Mullaney
108 Prospect Hill Rd. Claremont McKenna Coll. Stanford Univ.
Noank, CT 06340 Dept. of History Dept. of History
850 Columbia Ave. 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 200
Claremont, CA 91711 Stanford, CA 94305-2024
Will accept e-book submissions
Sarah Thal Marcia A. Yonemoto
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
Dept. of History Dept. of History
Box 4026, Mosse Humanities Bldg. 234 UCB
455 N. Park St. Boulder, CO 80309
Madison, WI 53706-1405 Will accept Kindle submissions