The editors are pleased to announce the Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize, 2020, awarded for the best article published in hard-copy issues of the journal in 2019.
Awarding $1,000, a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal, the judging panel considered the best article for 2020 to be:
Chuanfei Chin (Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore) for the article “Precarious Work and its Complicit Network: Migrant Labour in Singapore” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1572209), which appeared in Vol. 49, No. 4.
The author awarded the prize as runner-up, will receive $250, a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal. This year, the runner-up is:
David Bourchier (Asian Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia) for the article “Two Decades of Ideological Contestation in Indonesia: From Democratic Cosmopolitanism to Religious Nationalism,” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1590620), which appeared in Vol. 49, No. 5.
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 editor-in-chief and co-editors congratulate these two authors. We also congratulate all authors who have had their articles published in 2020 and we thank them for their support of the journal.