ICAS11 Dissertation Awards


The International Convention of Asian Scholars has become the largest gathering of its kind in the world. ICAS11 will be held in Leiden (The Netherlands) from 16-19 July 2019. As a part of this Convention there will be, in addition to Awards and Accolades for the Best Book in Asian Studies in the two categories of Humanities and Social Sciences, Awards and Accolades for the Best Ph.D Dissertation in Asian Studies awarded in each category. We encourage candidates from all countries whose dissertation is in the English language to enter this competition. Winners will receive a prize of 1250 Euros, intended to facilitate their attendance at ICAS12. 


To be eligible for consideration, dissertations should be in the field of Asian studies and the disciplines of either Humanities or Social Sciences (broadly classified). They should be dated after August 2016. (broadly classified). 


The submission process is very simple. Any interested party, including the dissertation authors themselves, may submit an electronic copy of the thesis: see The deadline for submission is 10 October 2018.


Alex McKay PhD,

Chair, Reading Committee



Contact Info: 

Alex McKay PhD

University of London (SOAS, UCL) retired.

PO Box 251, Gloucester, NSW 2422, Australia - or c/o the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands

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