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

Submission guidelines

The International Society for Chinese Law and History (ISCLH) initiated a biennial book prize in 2020. This award is given to a monograph that was published in the preceding two years and significantly enhances the understanding of Chinese law and history. To qualify, monographs must be based on original research and focus on the historical aspects of Chinese law. They should provide a historical analysis that incorporates substantial legal perspectives or present historically informed legal comparisons between China and other societies. Eligible monographs, published either in English or Chinese within the last two years, are considered. Publications in other languages may also be eligible under extraordinary circumstances if they make an exceptional contribution to the field.

Both nominations and self-nominations are welcome. Applicants are required to submit a brief curriculum vitae, a concise description of the book (limited to three pages for self-nominations), and a brief recommendation letter (also limited to three pages if nominated by others), along with an electronic copy of the publication. These materials should be emailed to the prize committee.

The prize committee of the International Society for Chinese Law and History (ISCLH) is accepting nominations for its Biennial Book Prize for the years 2022-2023. Eligible books, which must have been published between January 2022 and December 2023, should be submitted by the deadline of April 30, 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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