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
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
Congratulations to Professor Zhansui Yu on the outstanding review of his book, Chinese Avant-garde Fiction: Quest for Historicity and Transcendent Truth, in China Quarterly. The book review notes: "The experimental literary production of the People’s Republic of China during the 1980s, which was freed from many of the aesthetic strictures of the Mao era,… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Chinese Avant-garde Fiction
Please join us for the annual Cambria Press Sinophone World Series reception and meet our series editor Dr. Victor Mair (University of Pennyslvania ), editorial board members, and authors for a friendly exchange of ideas on trends in Asian studies. Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017 Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM Room:… Continue reading AAS 2017 Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Event
Congratulations to to Dr. Nicholas A. Kaldis, Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at SUNY Binghamton, on another excellent review of his book, The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun's Wild Grass (Yecao), in the journal Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. The book review notes that "The Chinese Prose Poem… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: The Chinese Prose Poem
Another major reason why the AAS 2014 conference was such a huge success for Cambria Press was the book launch session for our authors. The room was filled with scholars across many disciplines in Asian studies who came to hear the following authors speak about their new books (click on author's name to watch their… Continue reading Victor Mair and other Cambria Press authors speak at the AAS 2014 conference book launch session
Today marks a very special day because it is Victor Mair's 71st birthday. Anyone who has met Dr. Mair will agree that 71 is now the new 21, but then again perhaps not because there are few in their twenties (or any age group, for that matter) who can keep up with him. Indeed, commenting… Continue reading On this 71st birthday of Victor H. Mair!
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