Award-Winning Books

Two GHF-funded books were recently recognized for excellence:

Plum Shadows and Plank Bridge: Two memoirs about Courtesans (Columbia University Press, 2020), edited and translated by Wai-yee Li, won the Association for Asian Studies’ Patrick D. Hanan Book Prize for Translation, 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. 

What the Emperor Built: Architecture and Empire in the Early Ming (University of Washington Press, 2020) by Aurelia Campbell was named honorable mention for the Society for Architectural Historians’ 2022 Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award for the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published by a North American scholar.

Congratulations to Professors Li and Campbell!