Li Chen wins Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize for 2018

January 22, 2018 by Department of History Staff

Li Chen’s book, Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics (Columbia, 2016), has just been awarded the prestigious Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize for 2018 by the Association for Asian Studies. The prize is “awarded to the English-language books that make the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China. Works in all disciplines and in all periods of Chinese history are eligible.”

The book also won Honorable Mention for the American Society for Legal History’s 2017 Peter Gonville Stein Book Award, presented for the best book in legal history written in English that focuses on all non-US regions, as well as global and international history.

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