Prof M.C. Ricklefs, Professor Emeritus of the Australian National University and former Professor of History at NUS, will be awarded the 2015 George McT. Kahin Prize for best book on Southeast Asia, for his Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java: A Political, Social, Cultural and Religious History, c. 1930 to Present at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, this Friday 27 March. This marks the first time a book published by an Asian press has received an AAS Prize.
Prof John Miksic from NUS Department of History, who recently published Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea: 1300-1800, will also be at the conference for the panel entitled “Cultural Heritage Preservation and Management in Southeast Asia”.
The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 8,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind.