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Book awards: John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History

Works (39)

TitlesOrder
Hara Kei in the Politics of Compromise, 1905–1915 by Tetsuo Najita1969
Sun Yat-Sen and the Origins of the Chinese Revolution by Harold Z. Schiffrin1969
Hu Shih and the Chinese Renaissance by Jerome B. Grieder1971
The Meiji Restoration by William G. Beasley1973
The Taiping Revolutionary Movement by Yu-wen Jen1975
Japanese Marxist: A Portrait of Kawakami Hajime, 1879-1946 by Gail Lee Bernstein1977
The Last Confucian: Liang Shu-ming and the Chinese Dilemma of Modernity by Guy S. Alitto1979
The Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu, 1862–1868 by Conrad D. Totman1981
The Origins of the Korean War. Vol. 1, Liberation and the Emergence of Separate Regimes, 1945–1947 by Bruce Cumings1983
The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China by Philip C. Huang1985
Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period by Carol Gluck1986
The Origins of the Boxer Uprising by Joseph W. Esherick1987
The State and Labor in Modern Japan by Sheldon Garon1988
Culture, Power, and the State: Rural North China, 1900-1942 by Prasenjit Duara1989
Changing Song: The Marxist Manifestos of Nakano Shigeharu by Miriam Silverberg1990
Labor and Imperial Democracy in Prewar Japan by Andrew Gordon1991
Offspring of Empire: The Koch'Ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945 by Carter J. Eckert1992
Rents, Taxes, and Peasant Resistance: The Lower Yangzi Region, 1840-1950 by Kathryn Bernhardt1992
Japan's Orient: Rendering Pasts into History by Stefan Tanaka1993
Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labor by Elizabeth Perry1993
The making of a hinterland : state, society, and economy in inland North China, 1853-1937 by Kenneth Pomeranz1994
The Making of a Japanese Periphery, 1750-1920 by Kären Wigen1995
Vietnam 1945: The Quest for Power by David G. Marr1996
History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth by Paula Cohen1997
Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism by Louise Young1998
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower1999
The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy by Kenneth Pomeranz2000
The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940 by Peter Zinoman2001
Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology by Julia Adeney Thomas2002
The Victorian Translation of China: James Legge's Oriental Pilgrimage by Norman J. Girardot2003
House and Home in Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, and Bourgeois Culture, 1880-1930 by Jordan Sand2004
Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China by Ruth Rogaski2005
The Merchants of Zigong: Industrial Entrepreneurship in Early Modern China by Madeleine Zelin2006
Public Passions: The Trial of Shi Jianqiao and the Rise of Popular Sympathy in Republican China by Eugenia Lean2007
The Talented Women of the Zhang Family by Susan Mann2008
Criminal Justice in China: A History by Klaus Mühlhahn2009
The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by Professor James C. Scott2010
Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010 by Carol Benedict2011
Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea, 1876-1945 by Jun Uchida2012

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Awarded by the American Historical AssociationThe Fairbank Prize is awarded for the best work on the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan since the year 1800.
Originally biennial, it became an annual award in 1985.
Two awards were given in 1969, 1992 and 1993

Fairbank Prize website

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