Leiden Asian Library renews sponsorship of ICAS Book Prize

16 June 2022

The Asian Library at Leiden University Libraries has renewed its sponsorship of the ICAS Book Prize (IBP) of the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) for the 2023 edition.

The IBP is awarded biennially to outstanding publications in the field of Asian Studies. It has created an international focus for publications on Asia, which has increased their worldwide visibility and recognition. In 2021, there were nearly 1000 submissions for the IBP in nine languages. The Asian Library has sponsored the IBP since 2015. In return, the Asian Library receives a copy of all the submitted publications.

Kurt De Belder, University Librarian and Philippe Peycam, Director International Institute for Asian Studies sign the sponsorship agreement. Photo: Guus Janssen.