Buchanan Prize

Franklin R. Buchanan Prize

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) invites submissions for the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize.

Established in 1995 by the AAS Committee on Educational Issues and Policy and the Committee on Teaching about Asia, the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding pedagogical, instructional, or curriculum publication on Asia designed for K-12 and college undergraduate instructors and learners. Any format is acceptable, including print, CD, video, and online formats. Submissions that address underrepresented regions of Asia, as defined by the Association for Asian Studies, are encouraged.

The mission of the Buchanan Prize is to recognize excellence and innovation in curricular and instructional materials, especially for non-specialists teaching in K-12 and college undergraduate classrooms. To that end, the winning submission will reflect current scholarship as well as innovative pedagogical methodologies that emphasize student-centered learning and skill development. Submissions should enhance teaching beyond conventional textbooks, primary source readers, or collected or academic essays. The winning submission will contribute qualitatively to the available materials for teaching the specific content and make a significant impact on the intended audience. Submissions must have been published after January 1, 2019 and include well-articulated and detailed teaching strategies in order to be competitive.


The prize includes a $1,000 monetary award and a one-year membership to AAS.


Submissions are due November 1, 2020.

For more information and a submission form, please contact the Chair of the Committee:

Kristi Roundtree
East Asia Resource Center
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
302B Thomson Hall Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
Phone: (206) 685-1389

2020 Award

Jason A Carbine, Gary Marcuse, and Rebecca Overmyer-VelázquezGlobal Environmental Justice Collection. Face to Face Media