An excellent article from Inside Higher Ed regarding scholarship in the humanities, in which William (Bro) Adams, the head of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), said on Thursday that he wants to push humanities scholarship to become more directly connected to helping address the nation’s contemporary problems. There are also encouraging numbers from… Continue reading #Humanities Scholarship – Important and Growing
"SINGAPORE is a lively, vibrant and efficient place with a cosmopolitan population. English is almost universally spoken, decisions are made quickly and the streets are safe", as described very accurately by The Economist. Singapore has come a long way since it was just a small village and much of this has been attributed to the… Continue reading Cambria Press Forthcoming Book! The Construction of Femininity in a Postcolonial State
Cambria Press is pleased to report that the ISA 2013 annual conference in San Francisco was a great one! The Cambria Press booth was in a fantastic spot, right between Stanford University Press and Georgetown University Press. The new Cambria Press titles received much interest as well as the recently published Cambria Press titles with… Continue reading ISA 2013 San Francisco – Another Great Conference for Cambria Press!
WATCH THE SECOND SEGMENT OF THE Cambria Press Sinophone World Series RECEPTION! This follows the speeches by Toni Tan and Shu-mei Shih. In this segment, Professor Victor Mair explains why he agreed to become the general editor of the series for Cambria Press. * * * * * * * * STAY POSTED! Like Cambria… Continue reading Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Reception: Speech by Victor Mair on Cambria Press and the Sinophone World Series
Professor Victor H. Mair recently engaged in a thought-provoking discussion of the distinction between Sinophone and Sinophere on the Language Log. He said "I've been in the thick of the Sinophone revolution and have mentioned it several times on Language Log (e.g., here), but now I've become acquainted with another new term, 'Sinosphere,' and wonder how they are… Continue reading Distinction between Sinophone and Sinosphere by Victor H. Mair
This excellent article, by Charles Horner and Eric Brown of the Hudson Institute, was forwarded by Professor Victor H. Mair, general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series. They write, "At critical times in modern China's history, the Sinophone periphery has intervened dramatically and exercised an influence well beyond what customary analyses would have predicted.… Continue reading The New Politics of Sinophone Asia by Charles Horner and Eric Brown (Hudson Institute)
Cambria Press congratulates Professors Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair on their book, Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia, winning the Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology! This book which discusses erotic and magical goddesses and heroines in several ancient cultures; such a wide-ranging cross-cultural and… Continue reading Sacred Display by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair Wins the Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology!