Dr. Wu Lien-Teh, First Chinese Nobel Prize Nominee for his work on the plague—One of the modern Chinese celebrities in “Imperfect Understanding”

Imperfect Understanding: Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities by Christopher Rea

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 3: “‘An Act of Deportation’: The Jamaican Maroons’ Journey from Freedom to Slavery and Back Again, 1796–1836” (Excerpts)

The Maroons In Ambush On The Dromilly Estate In The Parish Of Trelawney, Jamaica in 1795

In the third chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Jeffrey Fortin discusses how the Trelawney Maroons fought and negotiated with the British to preserve a certain idea of community. Deported from Jamaica to Nova Scotia, then from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone, and finally back to Jamaica, the Maroons… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 3: “‘An Act of Deportation’: The Jamaican Maroons’ Journey from Freedom to Slavery and Back Again, 1796–1836” (Excerpts)

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 2: “Accounting for ‘Wharfage, Porterage, and Pilferage’: Maritime Slaves and Resistance in Charleston, South Carolina” (Excerpts)

In the second chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Craig T. Marin shows how the daily work of maritime slaves alongside sailors and servants permanently altered both the plantation slave system and the export economy of South Carolina, making them more reflective of African and African American cultural forms.… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 2: “Accounting for ‘Wharfage, Porterage, and Pilferage’: Maritime Slaves and Resistance in Charleston, South Carolina” (Excerpts)

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 1: “New England Merchants and the Circum-Caribbean Slave Trade” (Excerpts)

Cambria Press: Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Ten years ago we published a highly acclaimed volume, Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, edited by leading slavery studies scholar Professor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University). The book continues to be an important resource, and in celebration of its ten-year anniversary, we will be highlighting excerpts from each chapter of… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 1: “New England Merchants and the Circum-Caribbean Slave Trade” (Excerpts)

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Introduction

Cambria Press: Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Ten years ago we published a highly acclaimed volume, Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, edited by leading slavery studies scholar Professor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University). The book continues to be an important resource, and in celebration of its ten-year anniversary, we will be highlighting excerpts from each chapter of… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Introduction

Interview with Professor Wilt Idema

Professor Wilt Idema (Harvard University) will be publishing his third book, The Legend of Prince Golden Calf in China and Korea, with Cambria Press, in addition to The Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven and Other Precious Scrolls from Western Gansu and Insects in Chinese Literature. Below is a recent interview with him. Q: How has… Continue reading Interview with Professor Wilt Idema

New Books Network Podcast Interview: Rethinking the Modern Chinese Canon

Listen to the New Books Network interview with Professor Clara Iwasaki (University of Alberta) about her new book Rethinking the Modern Chinese Canon: Refractions across the Transpacific, and see the book at our #AAS2021 virtual booth!

New Books Network Podcast Interview: Japan’s Russia

Listen to the interview with Professor Olga V. Solovieva (University of Chicago) about her new book Japan's Russia: Challenging the East-West Paradigm, coedited with Professor Sho Konishi (University of Oxford) for the New Books Network. And check out the book at our #AAS2021 booth at the Association for Asian Studies, Inc. (AAS) virtual conference!

World Water Day Highlight: Rural Water Management in Africa

On #WorldWaterDay we are proud to highlight Rural Water Management in Africa by Dr. Leticia K. Nkonya, one of the first books to study customary forms of water management as well as the role of women and their contribution to rural water management in Africa.

#WorldPoetryDay2021 Highlight: Writing Poetry, Surviving War

On #WorldPoetryDay2021, we are delighted to feature this photo of Association for Asian Studies, Inc. (AAS) member Professor Yugen Wang (University of Oregon) with his #newbook Writing Poetry, Surviving War: The Works of Refugee Scholar-Official Chen Yuyi (1090–1139), which is being showcased at our #AAS2021 virtual booth. This book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed… Continue reading #WorldPoetryDay2021 Highlight: Writing Poetry, Surviving War