Cambria Press Author Wilt Idema of Harvard University Wins Special Book Award of China

Wilt L Idema
Cambria Press author Wilt L. Idema is one of the recipients of the prestigious Special Book Award of China.

Cambria Press congratulates Dr. Wilt Idema of Harvard University on winning the prestigious Special Book Award of China. Leading Sinologist, Dr. Idema’s research interests range from Chinese women’s literature to traditional Chinese vernacular literature (fiction and drama). In recent years he also has published several collections of traditional popular ballads and prosimetric narratives. His most recent books include The Red Brush: Writing Women of Imperial China (with Beata Grant, 2004); Monks, Bandits, Lovers and Immortals: Eleven Early Chinese Plays (with Stephen H. West, 2010); The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun (2014); The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions (with Stephen H. West, 2015); The Metamorphosis of Tianxian pei: Local Opera Under the Revolution (1949-1956) (2015); and Passion, Poverty and Travel: Traditional Hakka Songs and Ballads (2015).

His latest book The Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven and Other Precious Scrolls from Western Gansu will be published by Cambria Press next month. It is part of the Cambria Sinophone World Series led by another world-renowned Sinologist, Victor H. Mair of the University of Pennsylvania.

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