Victor Zatsepine, Assistant Professor in History received a CLAS book fund award. Here are his thoughts on the award:

CLAS book award allowed me not only to cover the partial cost of my book, Beyond the Amur: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930 (Vancouver, UBC Press: 2017), but also to raise matching funds from other institutes and organizations. Publishing one’s own first book is an unpredictable process. First-time authors face the challenge of raising money in a tight and competitive environment. UConn’s Department of History and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute timely alerted me about this funding opportunity. As a result of careful financial planning, the publisher produced high quality images, maps and index, making this book’s format appealing not only for specialists, but also for the general reader. I would highly recommend UConn tenure-track faculty to apply for this award, which, subject to successful outcome, is distributed directly to the publisher.” (Victor Zatsepine)

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