Victor Seow awarded John Whitney Hall Book Prize for "Carbon Technocracy"

Victor Seow, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, was recently awarded the 29th Annual John Whitney Hall Book Prize by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) for his publication Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia (University of Chicago Press, 2021).

Using the story of the Fushun colliery to chart how the fossil fuel economy emerged in tandem with the rise of the modern technocratic state, Carbon Technocracy explores how the mutual production of energy and power came to define industrial modernity and the wider world that carbon made.

The John Whitney Hall Book Prize recognizes an outstanding English language book published on Japan each year. This year's award ceremony will take place at the AAS Annual Conference in Boston.

The original announcement can be found here.