Best Book Award Committee

Member Roster:

Kachuen (Carol) Gee, Co-Chair, (2012-2014)

Jianye He, Co-Chair, (2011-2013)

Michelle Chan, (2012-2014)

Belinda Chiang, (2012-2014)

Fu Zhuo (2012-2014)

Lianglei Qi, lqi, (2012-2014)

Yong Ming Wang, (2011-2013)

Is this an interim or annual report? Interim

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:

The Committee has sent out its"call for best book award" announcement on January 2, 2013, with guidelines and recommendation form attached. So far, co-chair Kachuen Gee has received one recommendation from Min Chou. She recommended "My Last Empress: a novel" by Da Chen, published in 2012 by Crown. 

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:

The 2012 Committee found it difficult to determine accurately the ethnic origin of the author, and it is politically incorrect  to ask such a question directly of the author. Perhaps this requirement should be changed or removed.