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The Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize

About the prize

The editors of the Journal of Contemporary Asia are pleased to present the annual award for the best article published each year.

The judging panel award the Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize of $1,000, a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal to the winner, and $250, a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal to the runner up each year.

The judging panel is 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.

You can browse the winning articles for free below.

Journal of Contemporary Asia

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Year Author(s) Article Volume Issue
2020-Winner Chuanfei Chin Precarious Work and its Complicit Network: Migrant Labour in Singapore 49 4
2020-Runner Up David Bourchier Two Decades of Ideological Contestation in Indonesia: From Democratic Cosmopolitanism to Religious Nationalism 49 5
2019-Winner Muhtar Habibi and Benny Hari Juliawan Creating Surplus Labour: Neo-Liberal Transformations and the Development of Relative Surplus Population in Indonesia 48 4
2019-Runner Up Iain Pirie Korea and Taiwan: The Crisis of Investment-Led Growth and the End of the Developmental State 48 1
2018-Winner Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir Islamic Militias and Capitalist Development in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia 47 4
2018-Runner Up Serdal Bahce Social Classes and the Neo-Liberal Poverty Regime in Turkey, 2002–2011 47 4
2017-Winner Jamie Doucette & Se-Woong Koo Pursuing Post-democratisation: The Resilience of Politics by Public Security in Contemporary South Korea 46 2
2017-Runner Up Eugénie Mérieau Thailand’s Deep State, Royal Power and the Constitutional Court (1997–2015) 46 3
2016-Winner (Joint) Patrick V. Oabel Last of the Labour Aristocrats: Restructuring of the Philippine Sugar Industry and the Exportist Labour Market 45 2
2016-Winner (Joint) Yoonkyung Lee Sky Protest: New Forms of Labour Resistance in Neo-Liberal Korea 45 3
2015-Winner Nicolas Grinberg From Miracle to Crisis and Back: The Political Economy of South Korean Long-Term Development 44 4
2015-Runner Up Shengjun Zhu & John Pickles Bring In, Go Up, Go West, Go Out: Upgrading, Regionalisation and Delocalisation in China’s Apparel Production Networks 44 1
2014-Winner Hae Yung Song Democracy against Labour: The Dialectic of Democratisation and De-democratisation in Korea 43 2
2014-Runner Up Fraser Sugden Pre-capitalist Reproduction on the Nepal Tarai: Semi-feudal Agriculture in an Era of Globalisation 43 3
2013-Winner Judith Whitehead John Locke, Accumulation by Dispossession and the Governance of Colonial India 42 1
2013-Runner Up Toby Carroll Working On, Through and Around the State: The Deep Marketisation of Development in the Asia-Pacific 42 3
2012-Winner Saskia Eleonora Wieringa Sexual Slander and the 1965/66 Mass Killings in Indonesia: Political and Methodological Considerations 41 4
2012-Runner Up Ben Reid Securitising Participation in the Philippines: KALAHI and Community-driven Development 41 1
2011-Winner Caroline E. Arnold Where the Low Road and the High Road Meet: Flexible Employment in Global Value Chains 40 4
2011-Runner Up Kwang-Yeong Shin Globalisation and the Working Class in South Korea: Contestation, Fragmentation and Renewal 40 2
2010-Winner Dae-oup Chang Informalising Labour in Asia's Global Factory 39 2
2010-Runner Up Wonik Kim Rethinking Colonialism and the Origins of the Developmental State in East Asia 39 3
2009-Winner Ray Kiely “Poverty's Fall”/China's Rise: Global Convergence or New Forms of Uneven Development? 38 3
2009-Runner Up Porphant Ouyyanont The Crown Property Bureau in Thailand and the crisis of 1997 38 1
2008-Winner Martin Gainsborough Globalisation and the state revisited: A view from provincial Vietnam 37 1
2008-Runner Up Catherine C. H. Chiu Workplace practices in Hong Kong-invested garment factories in Cambodia 37 4
2007-Winner Richard Westra The capitalist stage of consumerism and South Korean development 36 1
2007-Runner Up Terence Chong Embodying society's best: Hegel and the Singapore state 36 3

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