The International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (ISHEASTM) would like to solicit nominations for the Zhu Kezhen Awards. The Zhu Kezhen Award and the Zhu Kezhen Junior Award were both established in 2002 through the generosity of the Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The Zhu Kezhen Award consists of a medal and a cash prize of US$1,000. It is the highest honor awarded by the ISHEASTM for an essay of original scholarship in the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia.
The two Zhu Kezhen junior awards, consisting of a certificate and a cash prize of US$500, are awarded for an essay written by a junior scholar in the history of science, technology, and medicine in East Asia. All three prizes are awarded once every three years at the plenary conference of the ISHEASTM. The next ISHEASTM conference will take place in Baltimore, USA, July 14-17, 2008.
The Zhu Kezhen Award Committee, appointed by the Board of the ISHEASTM, will determine the essays to be considered for the awards by reviewing lists of recently published essays and soliciting nominations from members of the ISHEASTM. Members may nominate their own essays. Essays in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese published less than four years prior to the deadline for nomination will be considered. Essays in other Asian languages will be considered if they are accompanied by an English translation. For the Zhu Kezhen Junior Award, the author should be a graduate student or a scholar who received his/her doctoral degree less than five years prior to the deadline for nomination. Nominations, accompanied by a copy of the nominated essay, should be submitted to the Zhu Kezhen Award Committee. To ensure fair evaluation, it is advised that all essays in East Asian languages should be accompanied by an English translation. The deadline for acceptance of nominations is December 31, 2007. All nominations should be sent electronically to the Chair of the Zhu Kezhen Award Committee, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Ulrich Unschuld (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions regarding the awards, please contact Fa-ti Fan (email@example.com), Secretary, International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine.