Frank Gibney Award in American-East Asian Relations
The Journal of American-East Asian Relations invites submissions for the Frank Gibney Award
The award is given by the editors to an essay in the field of American–East Asian Relations written by a graduate student and submitted by his or her supervisor. The author will receive a $1,000.00 prize and the selected article will be published in the Journal in 2016.
The award honors the life and goals of Frank Gibney (1924–2006), an early and enthusiastic supporter of the Journal. Gibney worked for more than fifty years to educate the peoples on both sides of the Pacific about each other. He began his study of Japan as a military intelligence officer during World War II and the Occupation of Japan, then became a correspondent and editor at Time, Life, and Newsweek magazines before joining Encyclopaedia Britannica in 1966 to develop its presence in Asia. Gibney wrote or edited more than a dozen books on Japan and Asia. In 1979, Gibney co-founded the Pacific Basin Institute, now at Pomona College, Claremont California, to promote public understanding through lectures, conferences, and publications. He edited the Library of Japan series, which commissioned and translated works of Japanese fiction and nonfiction.
Deadline for submissions for the 2018 Award is January 15, 2018.
Please send submissions to Charles W. Hayford, Immediate Past Editor: Chayford@AOL.COM
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