Victor Mair (Cambria Sinophone World Series Editor) to give Distinguished Lecture at the University of Hong Kong this week

Victor Mair (UPenn professor and Cambria Sinophone World Series Editor) to give Distinguished Lecture at the University of Hong Kong

Interview with Wilt Idema on his new book, “The Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven and Other Precious Scrolls from Western Gansu”

The following is an interview with Cambria Press author Dr. Wilt Idema (Harvard University) whose new book has just been released. In addition to the many honors he has earned, Dr. Idema is one of twenty Sinologists this year to win the 9th Special Book Award of China, a national-level award was set up by General… Continue reading Interview with Wilt Idema on his new book, “The Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven and Other Precious Scrolls from Western Gansu”

Baojuan (Precious Scrolls) of China explained by Eminent Sinologist Wilt Idema (Harvard University)

What are the baojuan 寶卷 (precious scrolls) of China? Eminent Sinologist Wilt Idema (Harvard University) explains: Precious scrolls (baojuan) is the name of a genre of prosimetric texts (texts written in an alternation of prose and verse) on religious subjects and written in vernacular Chinese. The most recent catalogue of precious scrolls lists more than… Continue reading Baojuan (Precious Scrolls) of China explained by Eminent Sinologist Wilt Idema (Harvard University)

Cambria Press Author Wilt Idema of Harvard University Wins Special Book Award of China

Cambria Press congratulates Dr. Wilt Idema of Harvard University on winning the prestigious Special Book Award of China. Leading Sinologist, Dr. Idema's research interests range from Chinese women’s literature to traditional Chinese vernacular literature (fiction and drama). In recent years he also has published several collections of traditional popular ballads and prosimetric narratives. His most… Continue reading Cambria Press Author Wilt Idema of Harvard University Wins Special Book Award of China

Cambria Press Book Review: CLEAR lauds The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun’s Wild Grass (Yecao)

Cambria Press congratulates Nicholas A. Kaldis on the glowing review of his book, The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun's Wild Grass (Yecao), in the journal CLEAR (Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews). Kaldis's book was reviewed by the distinguished scholar Jon Eugene von Kowallis, who praised the book, stating that it is "a comprehensive, well-balanced study" and… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Review: CLEAR lauds The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun’s Wild Grass (Yecao)