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

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

Cambria Press Publication Review: Zhang Yimou

Congratulations to Professor Wendy Larson (University of Oregon) on yet another glowing review of her book Zhang Yimou: Globalization and the Subject of Culture. The China Journal commends her book for being "a sophisticated, nuanced assessment of the ways in which Zhang Yimou displays and performs culture and the unexpected ways in which he deliberately undermines… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Zhang Yimou

AAS 2019: Meet Professor George Keyworth – Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies

Meet Professor George Keyworth (University of Saskatchewan) at the Cambria Press booth (403) to learn more about the new Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies. Professor Keyworth will be at the Cambria Press booth on: Friday (March 22): 1:00pm – 1:30pm Saturday (March 23): 1:00pm – 1:30pm The Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies is hosted… Continue reading AAS 2019: Meet Professor George Keyworth – Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies

Celebrating Taiwan, home to some of the richest Sinophone literature in the world

Today on Taiwan's National Day, we celebrate this important, vibrant island, which has given us—as Jonathan Stalling aptly puts it in Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers—"some of the richest Sinophone literature in the world." Stalling elaborates that "unfixed, vibrant, and deeply engaged with a sense of place, Taiwanese writers—from the experimental poetry pioneer Hsia Yu to younger… Continue reading Celebrating Taiwan, home to some of the richest Sinophone literature in the world

Cambria Press Publication Review: The Borderlands of Asia

Congratulations to Professor Mark Bender (The Ohio State University) on the outstanding review of his book, The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry, in the journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC). The review states: In translating these poems into English, the global 'language of interaction' (p. xxi), the voices of poets from the borderlands… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: The Borderlands of Asia

Cambria Press Author Interview with Professor Christopher Rea

Before Crazy Rich Asians, there were the Chinese celebrities in the 1930’s. In his latest book Imperfect Understanding: Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities, Professor Christopher Rea (University of British Columbia) takes us into the world of Chinese elites and what they had to say about each other. Louise Edwards, Scientia Professor and Deputy Head… Continue reading Cambria Press Author Interview with Professor Christopher Rea