JCA Prize 2014

The co-editors are pleased to announce the annual awards for the best paper and runner-up for articles published in 2013.

The judging panel awarded the Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize of $1,000, a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal to:

Hae Yung Song (Centre of Korean Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), for the paper, “Democracy against Labour: The Dialectic of Democratisation and De-democratisation in Korea,” which appeared in Vol. 43, No. 2.

The author awarded the prize as runner-up , who will receive a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal is:

Fraser Sugden (International Water Management Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal), for the paper, “Pre-capitalist Reproduction on the Nepal Tarai: Semi-feudal Agriculture in an Era of Globalisation,” which appeared in Vol. 43, No. 3.

The co-editors congratulate both authors.

The judging panel was drawn from the Editorial Board. The criteria for selection include consideration of the scope and aims of the Journal , with the panel judging the ways in which each article provides an alternative perspective on mainstream views on contemporary Asian issues and/or contributes to the development of theory, especially on the role of the state, class analysis, power and globalisation.

The prize winner and the runner up articles are available for free download:

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