The Awards Ceremony for the 11th Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences was held on December 16 on the first floor of the Tsai Yuan-Pei Memorial Hall (Faculty Club), Academia Sinica. This year, five books were selected for the award: four in Mandarin and one in English, covering topics such as English literature, Chinese literature, sociology, and philosophy. It was our great pleasure to recognize this year’s award winners, whose thought-provoking books explored a vast range of ideas and challenged preexisting theoretical frameworks.
The Scholarly Monograph Award was established to encourage monograph publication in the humanities and social sciences that allows scholars to share their findings with the public and enrich society. Honoring the finest examples of scholarship, the Award recognizes books that demonstrate outstanding research and ground-breaking insights. Through the years, award-winning books have received high recognition from scholars in Taiwan and abroad.
During the ceremony, each awardee was given a medal and a prize of NT$600,000, with all five awardees making brief presentations about their prize-winning books. The ceremony was hosted by Academia Sinica Vice-President Chin-Shing Huang.
The five awardees and their award-winning books are as follows:
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
Chan, Kwok Kou Leonard
Yushan Honorary Chair Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Tsing Hua University
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University
Cheng, Huei-Ying Tony
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University
Monograph: John McDowell on Worldly Subjectivity: Oxford Kantianism Meets Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences, 2021, London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic.