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On 19th September 2020, the three finalists of the EACS Young Scholar Award presented their lectures to an audience of EACS members and a jury of experts during an online Zoom event. The YSA jury received 32 submissions of high quality which were subsequently reviewed by both internal and external reviewers. The finalists and their topics were:
Richard Sage (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Liezi’s story about the man who fell ill with forgetfulness through the eyes of Fan Zhixu (?-1129)
Elke Papelitzky (NYU Shanghai)
Shi Shipiao’s map of Southeast Asia: Making a case for maritime trade
Kwok-Fai Law (SOAS, London)
Between resistance and collaboration: Maritime teaboys and the making of working-class political culture in China’s wartime shipping industry, 1937-1941