#AAS2021 Program Highlight: New Book by Professor Yü Ying-shih

We are delighted to be a sponsor of #AAS2021. Here's a snippet from our Association for Asian Studies, Inc. (AAS) program ad. Visit our virtual booth to learn more about the new book From Rural China to the Ivy League by Professor Yü Ying-shih (Princeton University), winner of the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study… Continue reading #AAS2021 Program Highlight: New Book by Professor Yü Ying-shih

Cambria Press Author Carolyn T. Brown Speaks at the Library of Congress

Dr. Carolyn T. Brown, former director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, recently gave a talk about her latest book Reading Lu Xun Through Carl Jung (Cambria Press, 2018) at the Library of Congress. Below are excerpts of her speech and here is the link to the video of the… Continue reading Cambria Press Author Carolyn T. Brown Speaks at the Library of Congress

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 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

Cambria Press Book Launch at iPreciation with Mabel Lee, Shen Jiawei, and Victor Mair

The Cambria Press double book launch at iPreciation on July 14, 2018,  was a great success! The audience was treated not only to fascinating talks by celebrity artist Shen Jiawei and Professor Mabel Lee about their  books Painting History: China’s Revolution in a Global Context and Gao Xingjian and Transmedia Aesthetics  but also the introductory speech by distinguished guest of… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Launch at iPreciation with Mabel Lee, Shen Jiawei, and Victor Mair

Cambria Press Publication Review: Central American Avant-Garde Narrative

Congratulations to Professor Adrian Kane on the excellent review of his book, Central American Avant-Garde Narrative: Literary Innovation and Cultural Change (1926–1936), in the journal Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana. The review notes that: While other studies have centered on poetry and manifestos, in Central American Avant-Garde Narrative Kane turns to the genre of narrative fiction to… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Central American Avant-Garde Narrative

Cambria Press Publication Review: Chinese Avant-garde Fiction

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

The History Makers: Gao Xingjian, Ding Ling, Chu T’ien-wen, Lu Xun, Zhang Yimou, Xie Bingying, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Shen Jiawei

From left to right, top to bottom: Gao Xingjian, Ding Ling, Wen Yuan-ning, Chu T’ien-wen, Lu Xun, Zhang Yimou, Xie Bingying, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Shen Jiawei. Below are the books on (and in some cases by) the works of these individuals. Gao Xingjian See Gao Xingjian's eponymous book, Gao Xingjian: Aesthetics and Creation, translated by Mabel Lee. See Gao Xingjian and Transmedia Aesthetics, edited… Continue reading The History Makers: Gao Xingjian, Ding Ling, Chu T’ien-wen, Lu Xun, Zhang Yimou, Xie Bingying, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Shen Jiawei

Cambria Press Gold E-Book Library Edition & Other FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about how to make books more affordable for classroom use as well as a couple that come up pretty often. Question: I would like to use a few chapters from one of your books for a class. Are there any affordable options for my students? Answer: There are options… Continue reading Cambria Press Gold E-Book Library Edition & Other FAQs