Faculty News | Professor Li Wins Best First Book in Ming Studies!

Professor Yuhang Li has won a second award for her first monograph, Becoming Guanyin:Artistic Devotion of Buddhist Women in Late Imperial China (Columbia University Press, 2020), by the Society for Ming Studies for their Inaugural Geiss-Hsu Book Prize for the Best First Book in Ming Studies. Congratulations Prof. Li! The selection committee wrote:“… the delight of this book lies in its eye-popping details, its painstaking argumentation, and the complicated humanity of the families and individuals whom Li investigates through texts, tombs, images, and objects. This handsomely illustrated and engagingly written book will fascinate not only specialists of the Ming period, and late imperial China but anyone interested in religious or gender history in the early modern world.”The full announcement by the Society for Ming Studies is available hereAn awards ceremony will be held at the Society for Ming Studies Annual Meeting at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, which takes place March 14–17 in Seattle, WA.Professor Li has previously won the American Academy of Religion’s 2021 Religion and the Arts Book Award for Becoming Guanyin.