Book Excerpt from Mo Yan Speaks

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan, whose name literally means “don’t speak,” is renowned for his fiction, which includes The Garlic Ballads; Red Sorghum; Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh; Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out; The Republic of Wine; and Big Breasts and Wide Hips (all translated into English by Professor Howard Goldblatt). Mo Yan’s fiction has captivated a global audience… Continue reading Book Excerpt from Mo Yan Speaks

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Professor Yü Ying-shih

Professor Yü Ying-shih

We are greatly saddened by the passing of Professor Yü Ying-shih, whom we came to know through his memoir, From Rural China to the Ivy League: Reminiscences of Transformations in Modern Chinese History, which was scheduled to be published this month. Professor Yü set the gold standard for humanity and scholarship. As noted by Professor… Continue reading Honoring the Life and Legacy of Professor Yü Ying-shih

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

#AAS2021 Highlights

#AAS2021 Highlights

Cambria Press is proud to be a sponsor for the #AAS2021 conference. Here are a few of the new books that we will be showcasing: #AAS2021 Book Highlights from Cambria Press Mo Yan Speaks: Lectures and Speeches by the Nobel Laureate from China by Mo Yan (translated by Shiyan Xu; foreword by Jonathan Stalling) “To… Continue reading #AAS2021 Highlights

Cultural exchange among early Chosŏn Korea, Ming China, and Muromachi Japan

Shedding light on the three-way cultural exchange among early Chosŏn Korea, Ming China, and Muromachi Japan, Professor Jongmook Lee examines poetic exchanges between Hanlin scholar Hua Cha 華察 (1497–1574) and his Korean counterpart So Se-yang 蘇世讓 (1486–1562); see, for example, page 25 (below) in his chapter "Establishing Friendships between Competing Civilizations: Exchange of Chinese Poetry… Continue reading Cultural exchange among early Chosŏn Korea, Ming China, and Muromachi Japan

Essential Books for Taiwan Studies

The following are essential books for Taiwan Studies. The first three have just been published in the new Literature from Taiwan Series, in collaboration with the National Museum of Taiwan Literature and National Taiwan Normal University. A Taiwanese Literature Reader edited by Nikky Lin According to Taiwanese writer and historian Ye Shitao (see next book),… Continue reading Essential Books for Taiwan Studies

AAS 2020 Virtual Book Exhibit

Welcome to our AAS 2020 virtual book exhibit! Below are the new titles that would have been released at the AAS conference. These were also featured on the outside back cover of the AAS 2020 conference program. Save 30% on the print edition of all titles if you order directly from the Cambria Press website… Continue reading AAS 2020 Virtual Book Exhibit

China Studies – 10 Important Books

Today on China's National Day, we highlight books that have made important contributions to China studies. Below are ten books that have earned stellar reviews and should be in all China-studies library collections. Check to see if these titles are in your library. If not, please let your librarian know that there is a 25% discount… Continue reading China Studies – 10 Important Books

NYCAS 2019 Panel Chairs – Megan Ferry and Nicholas Kaldis

Two Cambria Press authors--Professor Megan Ferry and Professor Nicholas Kaldis--will be at the 2019 New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) at SUNY New Paltz.  Professor Megan Ferry (Union College), author of Chinese Women Writers and Modern Print Culture will be chairing the panel "Between State And Populace, Chasing The China Dream" at the 2019 NYCAS conference on… Continue reading NYCAS 2019 Panel Chairs – Megan Ferry and Nicholas Kaldis

Wendy Larson Keynote Speaker for 2019 MCAA Conference

Professor Wendy Larson (University of Oregon; author of Zhang Yimou: Globalization and the Subject of Culture) be the keynote speaker at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs at Michigan State University. The title of her keynote speech is "Revolutionary Optimism in 1950s Chinese Culture." A description from the program about Professor… Continue reading Wendy Larson Keynote Speaker for 2019 MCAA Conference