JCA authors Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker have been awarded the Grand Prize for 2017 by the Fukuoka Prize Committee.
The award citation is available here. The brief on the award states:
Prof. Pasuk Phongpaichit and Dr. Chris Baker are the worthy recipients of the Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Prize, because of their multidisciplinary and comprehensive analysis of the social changes which Thailand has experienced since the period of rapid economic growth in the 1980s, an analysis based on a combination of Western and Eastern intellectual approaches, and of methodologies from the social sciences and the humanities, which has added breadth and depth to academic research, in both subject-matter and methodology, in a fresh and distinctively Asian way; and also because of their active contributions to society.
Their most recent contributions to JCA appeared in the special issue titled “Military, Monarchy and Repression: Assessing Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn,” in Vol. 46, No. 3.
The journal’s editors heartily congratulate Pasuk and Chris on this well-deserved recognition.