Regulations for the Zhu Kezhen Award
and the Zhu Kezhen Junior Award
1. The Zhu Kezhen Award and the Zhu Kezhen Junior Award were established in 2002 through the generosity of the Institute of the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2. Consisting of a medal and a cash prize of US$1000, the Zhu Kezhen Award is the highest honor awarded by the ISHEASTM for an essay of original scholarship in the history of science, technology, and medicine in East Asia. The two Zhu Kezhen Junior Awards, consisting of a certificate and a cash prize of US$500, are awarded for an essay written by a junior scholar in the history of science, technology, and medicine in East Asia. Both are awarded once in every three years at the plenary conference of the ISHEASTM.
3. The Zhu Kezhen Award Committee, appointed by the Board of the ISHEASTM to select the winners of the Zhu Kezhen Award and the Zhu Kezhen Junior Award, will determine the essays to be considered for the awards by reviewing lists of recently published essays and soliciting nominations from members of the ISHEASTM. Members can nominate their own essays.
4. Essays in English, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, published less than four years prior to the deadline for nomination will be considered. Essays in other Asian languages will be considered if they are accompanied by an English language translation. For the Zhu Kezhen Junior Award, the author should be a graduate student or a scholar who received his/her doctoral degree within five years of the deadline for nomination.
5. Nominations, accompanied by a copy of the nominated essay, should be submitted to the Zhu Kezhen Award Committee. To ensure fair evaluation, it is advised that all essays in East Asian languages should be accompanied by an English translation.