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ISCLH Biennial Book Prize 2022-2023 call for submission (copyright year: Jan. 2022-Dec. 2023)

Submission guidelines

The International Society for Chinese Law and History (ISCLH) has inaugurated a biennial book prize in 2020, awarded to a monograph published in the preceding two years that significantly and uniquely enhances the understanding of Chinese law and history. To be eligible, monographs must be grounded in original research on historical aspects of Chinese law, provide historical analysis with substantial legal perspectives, or offer historically informed legal comparisons between China and other societies.

The International Society for Chinese Law and History (ISCLH) welcomes submissions for its biennial book prize, exclusively considering scholarly works authored by current ISCLH members. Eligible monographs, either in English or Chinese, must have been published within the last two years. Publications in other languages may be considered under extraordinary circumstances, provided they offer an exceptional contribution to the field. In such cases, authors and publishers are required to submit additional evidence supporting the work's significance.

Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. Applicants should submit a brief curriculum vitae, a concise description of the book (not exceeding three pages for self-nominations), or a recommendation letter (limited to three pages if nominated by others), along with an electronic copy of the publication. These materials are to be emailed to the prize committee. For those works shortlisted, hard copies may be requested at a later stage.

The prize committee of the International Society for Chinese Law and History (ISCLH) is open to nominations for its Biennial Book Prize, covering the years 2022-2023. Eligible books, published between January 2022 and December 2023, must be submitted before the deadline of April 31, 2024 for consideration.


Submission deadline:  April 31 , 2024


Contact Information

Liang Cai

Associate ProfessorDepartment of HistoryUniversity of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN 46556



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