Cambria Press Author Ross King (Head of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) on Cantonese in The Economist

Cambria Press Author Ross King, who is the Head of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), was interviewed by The Economist on bringing Cantonese back to the university. There are approximately 62 million people who speak Cantonese, but Mandarin is increasingly the language of choice for the Chinese diaspora, but UBC is… Continue reading Cambria Press Author Ross King (Head of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) on Cantonese in The Economist

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the the Year of the Ovicaprid!

  Happy Chinese New Year from Cambria Press! Confusion has arisen over whether it's the year of the goat, sheep, or ram. Which is it? According to renowned Sinologist Victor Mair, it's the Year of the Ovicaprid! Regardless of whether it is sheep, goat, or ram, it is undeniable that some of the greatest people… Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the the Year of the Ovicaprid!

Victor Mair on China Radio International about the Rise of English Words in Daily Mandarin Use

  Victor Mair, world-renowned Sinologist and the general editor of the pathbreaking Cambria Sinophone World Series, was on China Radio International about important topics in the Sinophone world, such as the rise of English words in daily Mandarin use, acronyms (like NBA, WTO, IPO), character amnesia as a result of alphabetical input in computers and cell phones,… Continue reading Victor Mair on China Radio International about the Rise of English Words in Daily Mandarin Use

Victor Mair, general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series, teaches at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest

With the forthcoming release of two books, Sinophone Malaysian Literature and Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora, in the Cambria Sinophone World Series (among many others which have just been published and more in the pipeline) one would think that general editor Professor Victor Mair would be too busy to travel. This would be the case… Continue reading Victor Mair, general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series, teaches at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest

President Obama Speaks Chinese! He could … according to Professor Victor Mair

Cambria Press series editor Victor H. Mair (Cambria Sinophone World Series) recently made a brilliant post on the Language Log regarding this image of President Obama speaking Chinese because the teleprompters were hacked! According to Professor Mair, President Obama could have most certainly spoken the Chinese words had these been in pinyin instead of Chinese characters. Professor Mair is a long-time advocate of the… Continue reading President Obama Speaks Chinese! He could … according to Professor Victor Mair