#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

Jin Yong (1924–2018): Legend in Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History

Today we mourn the passing of Jin Yong (Louis Cha) who was well loved for his wuxia novels, among his many other accomplishments. What made Jin Yong such a legend? As Ann Huss and Jianmei noted in The Jin Yong Phenomenon, "Jin Yong writes in what has been referred to by readers and critics as… Continue reading Jin Yong (1924–2018): Legend in Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History

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