Established through a grant from the Bei Shan Tang Foundation in 2022, the Bei Shan Tang book prizes recognize research in Chinese art history.
Bei Shan Tang Monograph Prize
This award honors an outstanding and innovative sole-authored monograph on Chinese art history of any historical period published in the English language. For the inaugural year of the prize, monographs published in 2019-2021 are eligible for consideration for the 2023 awards.
Bei Shan Tang Catalogue Prize
This award honors outstanding sole- or co-authored research on Chinese art history of any historical period published in the English language. For the inaugural year of the prize, catalogues published under the direction of a museum, library, or public or private collection, and exhibition catalogues published in 2019-2021 are eligible for consideration for the 2023 awards.
$1,000 award for the author(s).
Guidelines for Submission
- Books bearing a copyright date of 2019, 2020, or 2021 will be eligible for the 2023 awards.
- Publishers must complete the book nomination form.
- Each press may nominate a maximum of six books per Bei Shan Tang Prize competition (monographs and catalogues are separate competitions).
- Only publishers may nominate books.
- Upon receipt of a completed nomination form, publishers will be provided with addresses for prize committee members. A copy of each entry, clearly labeled “Bei Shan Tang Book Prize,” must be sent to each member of the committee.
Nominations must be received by June 30, 2022 to be eligible for the 2023 awards.
Bei Shan Tang Prize Committee
William & Mary
Seattle Art Museum
Roberta Wue (Chair)
University of California, Irvine