Alice Beban’s ‘Unwritten Rule’ wins book awards

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PERC member Alice Beban’s book Unwritten Rule: State-Making through Land Reform in Cambodia (Cornell University Press) has won two prizes in 2023: The Benda Prize and the NZASIA Book Award.

The Benda Prize “is given annually to an outstanding newer scholar from any discipline or country specialization of Southeast Asian studies for a first book in the field”. Alice’s work was recognised by the Association for Asian Studies as providing “a sharp, unique, and counterintuitive perspective on land reforms in an autocratic regime”.

The New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA) Book Award recognises a New Zealander’s outstanding scholarship and contribution to Asian Studies.

Congratulations Alice!

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