2020 Chino Kaori Memorial Essay Prize for Graduate Students

Japan Art History Forum (JAHF) is pleased to announce the 17th annual Chino Kaori Memorial Essay Prize competition. Established in 2003 in memory of the distinguished art historian Chino Kaori, the prize is awarded annually to a graduate student who has written an outstanding essay in English on a topic in the field of Japanese art history and/or visual culture. The award recognizes excellence in scholarship, with many past prize-winning essays later published in peer-reviewed journals. For more about past Chino Kaori Prize essays, please clic here.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Japanese Art Society of America (JASA), the winner of this year’s competition will receive a prize of $1,000 from JASA.

The prize is also generously supported by the University of Hawai’i Press. The prize recipient will be awarded $200 in books from the University of Hawai’i Press catalogue.

In addition the winner will receive a complimentary two-year membership to JAHF.

The competition is open to graduate students from any university.
Recent graduates are also eligible to apply, up to one year from their date of graduation. Submissions should include an essay, abstract, and illustrations (see Submission Guidelines below). Essays may not be previously published in any form or currently under review for publication.

* Submission Guidelines *
– Abstract: 250 words.
– Essay: under 10,000 words (13,000 including notes), in 12 pt., double-spaced font.
– Illustrations: size of the total file must be under 10MB.
– Please send the above three items in a single Word file (.doc, .docx, .txt, .odt). If you are unable to produce a .doc, .docx, .txt or .odt file, please contact JAHF Secretary to make other arrangements (secretary@jahf.net).

* The deadline for submission July 15, 2020. *
* Please send submissions to JAHF Secretary, Justin Jesty, at secretary@jahf.net

Submissions that do not meet the above specifications will not be accepted. The recipient of the prize will be announced in August. We will post an abstract of the prize winning paper on the JAHF website.

The 2020 Committee is looking forward to your submissions.


Cecile Laly

CREOPS (Université Paris-Sorbonne), International Research Center for Japanese Studies

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