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Awards and Reviews


Columbia University Press books are routinely covered in major press outlets including the New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and in newspapers and magazines around the world.

The Press routinely receives book awards and prizes from the major academic societies that represent the areas in which it publishes. Over the past ten years, Columbia University Press has regularly had winners of the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, Modern Language Association prizes, PROSE awards, Choice Outstanding Academic Titles, the International Studies Association, Association for Asian Studies, and American Historical Association awards, and numerous translation prizes.

There are many award-winning titles on Columbia Scholarship Online, including:

The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan






The Fall of Language in the Age of English

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction