The editors of the Journal of Contemporary Asia are pleased to announce the annual award for the best article published in 2021.
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:
Yoonkyung Lee (Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada) for the article “Neo-Liberal Methods of Labour Repression: Privatised Violence and Dispossessive Litigation in Korea” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1663552), which appeared in Vol. 51, No. 1.
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:
Veerayooth Kanchoochat (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan), Trin Aiyara (Department of Political Science, Walailak University, Thailand) & Bank Ngamarunchot (Science Technology and Innovation Policy Institute, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand) for the article “Sick Tiger: Social Conflict, State–Business Relations and Exclusive Growth in Thailand” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2020.1869997), which appeared in Vol. 51, No. 5.
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.