John K. Fairbank Prize

John K. FairbankThe John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History is offered annually for an outstanding book in the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan, substantially after 1800. It honors the late John K. Fairbank, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and director of the East Asian Research Center at Harvard University, and president of the Association in 1968. Only books of high scholarly and literary merit will be considered. Anthologies, edited works, and pamphlets are ineligible for the competition. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books with a copyright of 2015 will be eligible for the 2016 prize.
  2. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  3. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Fairbank Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2016 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Alexis Dudden Charles P. Keith Kristin Stapleton 
108 Prospect Hill Rd. Michigan State Univ.  State Univ. of New York, Buffalo
Noank, CT 06340 Dept. of History Dept. of History 256 Old Horticulture 546 Park Hall
506 E. Circle Dr. Buffalo, NY 14260
East Lansing, MI 48824
Marcia A. Yonemoto
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder    
Dept. of History  
234 UCB  
Boulder, CO 80309