Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize, 2021

The editors of the Journal of Contemporary Asia are pleased to announce the annual award for the best article published in 2020.

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:

Dong-Min Rieu (Department of Economics, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea) and Hyun Woong Park (Department of Economics, Denison University, Granville, USA) for the article “Unproductive Activities and the Rate of Surplus Value at the Industry Level in Korea, 1995–2015” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1651884), which appeared in Vol. 50, No. 2.

The author awarded the prize as runner-up, who will receive $250, a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal, is:

Jim Glassman (Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada) for the article “Lineages of the Authoritarian State in Thailand: Military Dictatorship, Lazy Capitalism and the Cold War Past as Post-Cold War Prologue” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1688378), which appeared in Vol. 50, No. 4.

The Editor-in-chief and Co-editors congratulate these 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.

Both papers will shortly become free to access.

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