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IBP2023 Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies poster

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ICAS Best Article Prize On Global Hong Kong Studies

SHKS organises and sponsors the newest addition to the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize family: the IBP 2023 Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies ( The award is held biennially starting in 2021.

ICAS is a global immersive platform enabling individuals and institutions from all over the world to come together to exchange views on a variety of issues pertaining to Asia. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 20,000 scholars, civil society representatives, practitioners and artists together at 11 conventions. Publishers, institutes and NGOs converge to display their products, services, and research outcomes in the ICAS exhibition hall.

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2023

You can start submitting your article after registering and logging on to this website. After submitting the article you shall receive further instructions at the email address you used to register for this website. Please read the Rules and Regulations below first before you start the submission process.

Eligibility and Procedures

Scholarly articles in any Social Sciences or Humanities discipline are eligible as long as they take Hong Kong as the primary subject of inquiry. SHKS particularly welcomes articles that place Hong Kong in global, comparative and theoretical perspectives.

  • All submissions must have been published in 2021 or 2022 or 2023.
  • Only peer-reviewed journal articles are eligible.
  • Publications must be written in English.
  • Articles must be submitted in digital form by authors on ICAS (create an account, login and submit your details).
  • Entries will be assessed for their originality, significance and intellectual rigor.
  • Deadline of submission: 1 February 2023.

The IBP Reading Committees will adhere to a jointly agreed upon set of principles in their decision making process. The final decision of the Reading Committees is indisputable and irrevocable.


The shortlist will be shared directly with the relevant authors, they will be published in The Newsletter (produced by IIAS:, and distributed through other Asian Studies platforms.

The IBP for Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies features two awards:

  1. Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies in the Humanities
  2. Best Article on Global Hong Kong Studies in the Social Sciences

The Prizes each consists of €1,250 (in the case of a multi-authored work the prize will be shared equally). Of this €1,250, half is awarded as prize money and the other half in the form of a travel grant to the next ICAS meeting.

Past Winners


Social Sciences Category:
Samson Yuen, “Native-Place Networks and Political Mobilization: The Case of Post-Handover Hong Kong”, Modern China 47(5), 2021: 510-539.

Humanities Category:
Florence Mok, 2019, “Public Opinion Polls and Covert Colonialism in British Hong Kong”, China Information 33(1): 66-87.


The official Award Ceremony in which the winners will be announced will take place online in September 2023.


Acting Secretary IBP 2023 Hong Kong Studies Article Prize: [email protected]
Acting Secretary of all ICAS Book Prize editions: [email protected]