Rana Mitter to chair the 2024 Cundill History Prize


Rana Mitter OBE FBA, the celebrated Harvard-based historian of modern China, will chair the jury for the 2024 Cundill History Prize.

A juror in 2017 and 2019, Mitter is ST Lee Chair in US-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of several books, including China’s War with Japan: The Struggle for Survival, 1937-1945 (Allen Lane, 2013), which won the 2014 RUSI/Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature, and China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism (Harvard University Press, 2020), which explores the impact of World War II on contemporary Chinese nationalism.

Rana Mitter said, “The Cundill History Prize has always showcased the very best in history that is brilliantly researched and compellingly written. I look forward to finding out what 2024’s finest writers on the past want to tell us.” The winner will be announced at the Cundill History Prize awards ceremony in November 2024.

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