The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is currently running a colleagues choice book contest from now until March 20th. They are asking people to vote for recent books in Asian Studies that they most appreciate. The winner will be announced at the Association of Asian Studies conference on April 1. Anyone can vote and there is no need to login and register.
While we don’t want to sway the voting, we do want to point out some of the Columbia titles on the list (You can read more about them by clicking on the links):
Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange
Islamic Chinoiserie: The Art of Mongol Iran
Whaling in Japan: Power, Politics, and Diplomacy