The Asia Society has announced the winner and honorable mentions for its inaugural Bernard Schwartz Book Award. The winner of the 2009 award is Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand by Duncan McCargo. Currency and Contest in East Asia: The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism by William W. Grimes is one of four books selected for honorable mention by the award jury. Congratulations to them both and to the other authors selected for honorable mention.
Read the entire press release here: Asia Society Announces Winner of 2009 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award