Awards

The Society for East Asian Anthropology recognizes three categories for outstanding contributions to the field of East Asian Anthropology. For more information on each award, see the specific award page.

  • Francis L.K. Hsu Book Prize
    This award recognizes the English-language book published in the previous calendar year judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. The prize is named for the late Francis L.K. Hsu (1909-2000), renowned cross-cultural anthropologist and former President (1977-78) of the American Anthropological Association.
  • Theodore C. Bestor Prize for Outstanding Graduate Paper
    This award recognizes the best graduate student paper on any aspect of East Asian anthropology and/or East Asian anthropology’s contribution to the broader field. The prize is named in honor of Ted Bestor, the first president of the SEAA.
  • David Plath Media Award
    This award recognizes the best work (film, video, audio, and multimedia) on any aspect of East Asian anthropology and/or East Asian anthropology’s contribution to the broader field in the previous two calendar years. The prize is named in honor of David Plath, renowned Japan-scholar and producer of award-winning documentary films

Previous Award Winners