John K. Fairbank Prize Recipients

Established by a gift to the Association from the friends of the prominent historian of China and East Asia at Harvard and President of the Association in 1968, the John K. Fairbank Prize is awarded for the best work on the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan since the year 1800.

2013

Dr. Barbara Mittler, A Continuous Revolution: Making Sense of Cultural Revolution Culture (Harvard Univ. Asia Center of Harvard Univ. Press)

2012

Dr. Jun Uchida, Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea, 1876-1945 (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

2011

Dr. Carol A. Benedict, Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010 (Univ. of California Press)

2010

Dr. James C. Scott, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (Yale Univ. Press)

2009

Dr. Klaus Muehlhahn, Criminal Justice in China: A History (Harvard Univ. Press)

2008

Dr. Susan Louise Mann, The Talented Women of the Zhang Family (Univ. of California Press)

2007

Dr. Eugenia Y. Lean, Public Passions: The Trial of Shi Jianqiao and the rise of Popular Sympathy in Republican China (Univ. of California Press)

2006

Dr. Madeleine Zelin, The Merchants of Zigong: Industrial Entrepreneurship in Early Modern China (Columbia Univ. Press)

2005

Dr. Ruth Rogaski, Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China (Univ. of California Press)

2004

Dr. Jordan Sand, House and Home in Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, and Bourgeois Culture, 1880-1930 (Harvard Univ. Asia Center)

2003

Dr. Norman J. Girardot, The Victorian Translation of China: James Legge's Oriental Pilgrimage (Univ. of California Press)

2002

Dr. Julia Adeney Thomas, Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology (Univ. of California Press)

2001

Dr. Peter Zinoman, The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940 (Univ. of California Press)

2000

Dr. Kenneth L. Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (Princeton Univ. Press)

1999

Dr. John W. Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (New Press)

1998

Dr. Louise Young, Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism (Univ. of California Press)

1997

Dr. Paul A. Cohen, History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience and Myth (Columbia Univ. Press)

1996

Dr. David G. Marr, Vietnam 1945: The Quest for Power (Univ. of California Press)

1995

Dr. Kären E. Wigen, The Making of Japanese Periphery, 1750-1920 (Univ. of California Press)

1994

Dr. Kenneth L. Pomeranz, The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society, and Economy in Inland North China, 1853-1937

1993

Dr. Elisabeth Israels Perry, Shanghai on Strike (Stanford Univ. Press)

1993

Dr. Stefan Tanaka, Japan's Orient: Rendering Pasts into History (Univ. of California Press)

1992

Prof. Carter J. Eckert, Offspring of Empire: The Ko-ch'ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945 (Univ. of Washington Press)

1992

Dr. Kathryn Bernhardt, Rents, Taxes, and Peasant Resistance: The Lower Yangzi Region, 1840-1950 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1991

Dr. Andrew Gordon, Labor and Imperial Democracy in Prewar Japan (Univ. of California Press)

1990

Dr. Miriam Silverberg, Changing Song: The Marxist Manifestos of Nakano Shigeharu (Princeton Univ. Press)

1989

Dr. Prasenjit Duara, Culture, Power, and the State: Rural North China, 1900-42 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1988

Dr. Sheldon M. Garon, The State and Labor in Modern Japan (Univ. of California Press)

1987

Dr. Joseph W. Esherick, The Origins of the Boxer Uprising (Univ. of California Press)

1986

Dr. Carol Gluck, Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period (Princeton Univ. Press)

1985

Dr. Philip C. Huang, The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China (Stanford Univ. Press)

1983

Dr. Bruce Cumings, The Origins of the Korean War: Liberation and the Emergence of Separate Regimes, 1945-47 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1981

Dr. Conrad Totman, The Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu, 1862-68 (Univ. of Hawaii Press)

1979

Dr. Guy S. Alitto, The Last Confucian: Liang Shu-ming and the Chinese Dilemma of Modernity (Univ. of California Press)

1977

Dr. Gail Lee Bernstein, Japanese Marxist: A Portrait of Kawakami Hajime, 1879-1946 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1975

Mr. Yu-wen Jen, The Taiping Revolutionary Movement (Yale Univ. Press)

1973

Dr. William G. Beasley, The Meiji Restoration (Stanford Univ. Press)

1971

Dr. Jerome B. Grieder, Hu Shih and the Chinese Renaissance: Liberalism in the Chinese Revolution, 1917-37 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1969

Dr. Harold Z. Schiffrin, Sun Yat-Sen and the Origins of the Chinese Revolution (Univ. of California Press)

1969

Dr. Tetsuo Najita, Hara Kei in the Politics of Compromise, 1905-15 (Harvard Univ. Press)