Shortlist for the BACS Best Doctoral Thesis Prize 2023

The Jury for the BACS Best Doctoral Thesis Prize for 2023 is delighted to announce the following shortlisted nominations out of a stellar field:


Thomas C. Burnham (Oxford), Comparing the Aid Diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union in Africa, 1959-1971


Aoife Cantrill (Oxford), Translating Kōminka: Shaping Narratives of Japanese Rule in Taiwan Through Translation post-1975


Mark Czeller (Oxford), Non-People in the People’s Republic: ‘Landlords’ and ‘Rich Peasants’ under Maoist State Socialism


Ying Tung Fung (Oxford), The Rise of Shimao 280-1300 BC in the North Loess Plateau, China: An Exploration of the Climate, Demographic, Economic, and Material Culture Influences


Bruce Yung-Hang Lai (King’s College London), Laughter with Chinese Characteristics: Neoliberalisation and the PRC Comedy Film


Annabella Mei Massey (Oxford), The Edges of the City: The Generative Frontier in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Art


Yehan Wang (York), The Hip-hop Generation in China: Resistance, Taste and Hierarchy


The winner will be announced at the British Association of Chinese Studies annual conference, to be held at King’s College London in September 2023.