Dr. Patricia Ebrey, Williams Family Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington, received the 2020 Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies Award. This is the highest honor the Association for Asian Studies can bestow and is intended to honor outstanding scholarship and service to the field. Dr. Ebrey is a leading scholar of Song China, the author of textbooks used in countless university classrooms, and a mentor to colleagues around the world. Over her distinguished career, she has published five monographs and two book-length translations, edited eight collections of essays, and authored or co-authored general audience histories of China, East Asia, and world societies. She is also the author of over seventy journal articles and book chapters.
Read more about Dr. Ebrey and this award on the AAS Website.
Dr. Ebrey's acceptance speech: