Brian Hurley, author of Asia Center published book, received an honorable mention in the MLA’s book prize competition for East Asian Studies

Congratulations to Brian Hurley, who received honorable mention in the Modern Language Association’s competition for the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Book Prize for East Asian Studies. The award celebrates his book, Confluence and Conflict: Reading Transwar Japanese Literature and Thought, published by the Asia Center Publications Program in 2022. 

The MLA awards this prize annually in recognition of an outstanding scholarly work in East Asian or East Asian diaspora literary or linguistic studies.  The scholars on the prize committee praised Hurley’s book for “boldly bringing into conversation prominent Japanese writers and thinkers from the 1920s to the 1950s—figures who are too often considered only within their respective disciplinary silos of literary and intellectual history.” For more information about the prize, click here.

See the University of Texas announcement here: Modern Language Association awards Brian Hurley Honorable Mention for East Asian Studies Book Prize> (

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