We are delighted to announce that the British Association for Chinese Studies Early Career Researcher Prize has been awarded to Kailing Xie, for her article ‘Premarital Abortion, What is the Harm? The Responsibilisation of Women’s Pregnancy among China’s “Privileged” Daughters’. As part of the selection process, one of the anonymous reviewers commented:
I find that this is a brilliant piece of scholarship, which analyses a previously unexplored/under-explored issue. It is extremely engagingly written, and the interviews have unearthed some invaluable stories. There is strong engagement, if not mastery, of the secondary scholarship throughout. It advances knowledge of the field and can become a standard citation for future work on similar topics.
Kailing’s article will be published in the next issue of the Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies (JBACS).
About the Prize:
The BACS Early Career Researcher Prize, which is kindly supported by the Universities’ China Committee in London, was established in 2016 to:
- stimulate new research in arts, humanities and social sciences on traditional and modern China;
- recognise excellence in the field of Chinese Studies;
- promote early career researchers in the field.
The winner receives:
- publication of the winning paper in Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies (JBACS), subject to satisfactory revision according to judging panel recommendations;
- a cash prize of £250;
- reimbursement of travel costs to the BACS Annual Conference;
- mention on the BACS website and in the BACS Bulletin.
2017. Ms Kailing Xie. ‘Premarital Abortion, What is the Harm? The Responsibilisation of Women’s Pregnancy among China’s “Privileged” Daughters’.
2016. Dr Pamela Hunt. ‘Drifting Through the Capital: “Floating” Migrants and Masculinity in Xu Zechen’s Fiction’. Now published in the Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies Volume 6 (December 2016).