Cambria Press Book Review: Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora is “ambitious, and it certainly succeeds”!

Cambria Press academic publisher Karen Lee MLA #MLA14
Cambria Press author Karen Lee was presiding over a session at the MLA.

Cambria Press congratulates Karen An-hwei Lee on the superb review of her new book Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migrations by the International Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies (IJCLTS)!

The journal review praises the book because of “the use of concepts such as translation and migration in a way that allows flexibility shows Lee’s depth of knowledge in such areas, and her confidence in applying it to literary criticism. The close textual analysis is also carefully developed, convincing and allows Lee to draw highly insightful and fascinating conclusions. Finally, she situates her work in a wider field that show just how relevant literary scholarship can be to current scholarly debates, as well as to the contemporary world.”

Lee’s book is further commended because “these kinds of careful arguments liberate Lee from what might be expected in such monographs and enable her to widen her range. It also allows her to examine canonical texts from new perspectives and offer different insights into these well discussed areas, insights that question the boundaries of existing interpretations.” The review concludes with declaring that “What Lee’s monograph aims to do is ambitious, and it certainly succeeds at this goal.”

This book is part of the prestigious Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania) and was on display at the 2014 MLA annual convention, where Dr. Lee was presiding over a session.

Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora will be on display again at the 2014 Association of Asian Studies (AAS) annual conference in Philadelphia, but you don’t have to wait–read it online now!

Don’t forget Cambria Press is offering a 40% discount on all hardcover titles for the MLA. Please use coupon code MLA2014; the offer is valid until Feb 14, 2014. Librarians can use this code too, so please pass this on to them! Download the Cambria Press MLA catalog and booklist.

Check out our e-book rentals too: Cambria monographs have excellent chapter readings for undergraduate and graduate classes–avoid the hassle of textbook orders and simply assign a book chapter (or more) to students for the week’s reading for only $8.99!

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