Francis L.K. Hsu Book Prize


The Society for East Asian Anthropology invites submissions for the 2014 Francis L.K. Hsu Book Prize. The prize of $250 is given to the English-language book published in the previous calendar year (2013) 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.

Nominations for the prize may be made by authors, publishers, or interested third parties (with the consent of the author). Reference works, translations, textbooks, edited works, and anthologies are not eligible. Both members and non-members of SEAA are eligible.

Please send one non-returnable copy of the book to each committee member:

Prof. Andrew Kipnis
Department of Anthropology, Coombs Building
College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University
CANBERRA ACT 0200 Australia
tel: 61 (02) 6125-3047; email:

Prof. Laura Miller
Department of Anthropology, Sociology & Languages
507 Clark Hall
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
tel: 314-516-7246; email:

Prof. William Silcott
Wichita State University
Department of Anthropology, Neff Hall
1845 Fairmount. Box 52
Wichita, KS 67260-0052, USA

The 2014 deadline for this prize is May 1st, 2014.