Smith Prize

E. Gene Smith Inner Asia Book Prize

May 11, 2021

Updated information about nomination procedures and prize committee members for 2022 AAS book awards will be posted soon. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience.

Named to honor the distinguished scholar of Tibet, Mongolia, and other areas of Inner Asia, the E. Gene Smith Book Prize, offered biennially, honors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a book on Inner Asia.

Books nominated may address either contemporary or historical topics in any field of the humanities or the social sciences related to any of the countries and regions in the wide swath of Asia stretching from the eastern border of Afghanistan to Mongolia, i.e., Tibet, Xinjiang or Mongolia, including peoples coming recently from those areas.

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

2020 Awards