The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) has been established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asia Studies. Also prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. In 2007 the Colleagues Choice Award was established following numerous requests to give the academic community the opportunity to voice their choice. Votes can be cast online through the IBP Polling Booth from 1 April - 20 June 2013.
The five awards are:
- Best study in the Humanities
- Best study in the Social Sciences
- Best dissertation in the Humanities
- Best dissertation in the Social Sciences
- The Colleagues' Choice Award.
For more information on the IBP 2013 edition, please see Rules and Regulations.