Dr Hawk Chang Tsung Chi Won HKAH First Book Prize 2019
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- Department of Literature and Cultural Studies
Dr Hawk Chang Tsung Chi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, has been awarded First Book Prize 2019 by Hong Kong Academy of Humanities (HKAH) for his submitted monograph in English, Ireland Then and Now: Traditions and Difference in Contemporary (Irish) Short Fiction. Dr Chang has been invited to attend an award presentation ceremony at HKAH’s Annual General Meeting 2019 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and has also been awarded a Junior Fellowship at the Academy for the following five years.
The First Book Prize 2019, held by Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities, is to give recognition and encouragement to early career achievement among scholars of the humanities working in Hong Kong. The Prize called for submissions from all researchers at a Hong Kong institution of higher education with their first English scholarly monograph of humanities. The academy invited scholars with specific expertise in the field of the entry to review the submissions and will institute an annual prize for the best-submitted manuscript by a humanities scholar. The awardee of the year will be awarded a contract with Springer for the book to be published in The Humanities in Asia (THIA) series and a Junior Fellowship at the Academy for a five year term.