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

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

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

#MLA18 Meet the Author Session: Christopher Lupke

Meet Dr. Christopher Lupke, Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta; and author of the highly acclaimed The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien: Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion; on Friday (January 5) at 11:40 a.m. at the Cambria Press booth (101). This book is in the Cambria Sinophone World… Continue reading #MLA18 Meet the Author Session: Christopher Lupke

Cambria Press Publication Review: The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Congratulations to Professor Christopher Lupke on the excellent review of his book, The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien: Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion, by Film International, which praises it for being a well-informed book straddling between the disciplines of Chinese Studies and Film Studies and is highly relevant to film buffs, sinophiles, film researchers, and… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Cambria Press Publication Review: The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Congratulations to to Dr. Christopher Lupke, Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta, on the outstanding review of his book, The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien, in the journal Modern Chinese Language and Cutlure (MCLC). The review praises the book because "In plain, jargon-free language replete with… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien

AAS 2016 Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Event

The AAS 2016 conference was one of our best conferences yet. It was great being right in the front of the exhibit hall and across from the AAS booth. We appreciated the compliments on our 8 ft long banners from both attendees and other exhibitors. Thanks to all who stopped by! The Cambria booth had… Continue reading AAS 2016 Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Event

The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Cambria Press is pleased to announce a new publication The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien: Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion by Christopher Lupke (Washington State University). This book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania) and the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts Series headed by John Clum (Duke University).… Continue reading The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Author Interview with Christopher Lupke

Christopher Lupke's latest book, The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien, will be released next week at the 2016 Association of Asian Studies (AAS) annual conference in Seattle. Professor Lupke is one of the few who has visited the set of Hou's latest film, The Assassin (2015) and includes a discussion of it in his book.… Continue reading Author Interview with Christopher Lupke

AAS 2016 Seattle: Cambria Sinophone World Series Event

Cambria Press will be holding its annual Cambria Sinophone World Series event at the AAS conference on Satuday (April 2, 2016) at 7:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Room (4th floor in the Union Street Tower) at the Sheraton Seattle. All are welcome to this event. Dr. Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania) will be discussing the… Continue reading AAS 2016 Seattle: Cambria Sinophone World Series Event