Xin Wen Wins James Henry Breasted Prize for "The King’s Road"

Nov. 8, 2023

Professor Xin Wen was awarded the James Henry Breasted Prize from the American Historical Association for his book, The King’s Road: Diplomacy and the Remaking of the Silk Road (Princeton Univ. Press, 2022). The prize is awarded for the best book in any field of history prior to CE 1000.

The AHA offers annual prizes honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, and other historical projects. Since 1896, the Association has conferred over 1,000 awards. This year’s finalists were selected from a field of over 1,300 entries by nearly 150 dedicated prize committee members. The names, publications, and projects of those who received these awards are a catalog of the best work produced in the historical discipline.

Awards are given at the AHA’s 137th annual meeting, which will take place in San Francisco from January 4–7, 2024.