Patricia Buckley Ebrey Prize

The submission deadline has passed. Awardees are announced in the fall, and the next contest will begin in spring 2023.

Patricia Buckley EbreyThe American Historical Association offers the Patricia Buckley Ebrey Prize annually for a distinguished book in the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan, prior to 1800. It honors Patricia Buckley Ebrey, a historian of China, professor emerita at the University of Washington at Seattle, and winner of the 2014 Award for Scholarly Distinction, the Shimada Prize for East Asian Art History, and the Levenson Prize from the Association of Asian Studies.

The current prize amount is $1,000.

The general rules for submission are:

  1. Only books of high scholarly and literary merit will be considered. Anthologies, edited works, and pamphlets are ineligible for the competition.
  2. Books with a copyright of 2022 will be eligible for the 2023 prize.
  3. Nomination submissions may be made by an author or by a publisher. Publishers may submit as many entries as they wish. Authors or publishers may submit the same book for multiple AHA prizes.
  4. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  5. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Ebrey Prize Entry.” Print copies preferred unless otherwise indicated. If only e-copy is available, please contact review committee members beforehand to arrange submission format.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2023, to be eligible for the 2023 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2023 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2024 AHA annual meeting in San Francisco.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.