Hanan Prize

Patrick D. Hanan Book Prize

The Hanan Prize for Translation (China and Inner Asia) was established in 2015 and is given biennially to an outstanding English translation of a significant work in any genre originally written in Chinese or an Inner Asian Language, from any time period. 

There is no Hanan Prize competition for 2021. Books published in 2019 and 2020 will be eligible for the 2022 Hanan Prize competition; more information will be posted in spring 2021.

2020 Awards


Eleanor Goodman, The Roots of Wisdom by Zang Di, Zephyr Press
Honorable Mention

Michael Berry, Remains of Life by Wu He, Columbia University Press