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Forthcoming Haydon Cherry Book Wins Prize

May 30, 2018

Statement from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute:

The First Book Award of the Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute was established to enable young scholars to publish their first work. The donor is an alumna of the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs who worked for the Institute’s publications program more than thirty years ago. It is her hope, through this endowment, that the Institute’s publications programs will continue to benefit young scholars of East Asia for a long time to come. The co-winner of the 2018 First Book Award is Haydon Cherry for Down and Out in Saigon: Stories of the Poor in a Colonial City, 1900-1940, which is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

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