12 Acclaimed Books on Taiwan Literature and Film

On October 10, President Tsai Ing-wen noted in her National Day address the record performance of Taiwan's athletes, noting "We had waited so long for that moment, for Taiwan's achievements, Taiwan's confidence, and Taiwan's courage to be seen and appreciated by the world." This is not just in the athletic arena but in other areas such… Continue reading 12 Acclaimed Books on Taiwan Literature and Film

Interview with Professor Wilt Idema

Professor Wilt Idema (Harvard University) will be publishing his third book, The Legend of Prince Golden Calf in China and Korea, with Cambria Press, in addition to The Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven and Other Precious Scrolls from Western Gansu and Insects in Chinese Literature. Below is a recent interview with him. Q: How has… Continue reading Interview with Professor Wilt Idema

New Books Network Podcast Interview: Rethinking the Modern Chinese Canon

Listen to the New Books Network interview with Professor Clara Iwasaki (University of Alberta) about her new book Rethinking the Modern Chinese Canon: Refractions across the Transpacific, and see the book at our #AAS2021 virtual booth!

#WorldPoetryDay2021 Highlight: Writing Poetry, Surviving War

On #WorldPoetryDay2021, we are delighted to feature this photo of Association for Asian Studies, Inc. (AAS) member Professor Yugen Wang (University of Oregon) with his #newbook Writing Poetry, Surviving War: The Works of Refugee Scholar-Official Chen Yuyi (1090–1139), which is being showcased at our #AAS2021 virtual booth. This book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed… Continue reading #WorldPoetryDay2021 Highlight: Writing Poetry, Surviving War

Book Review: Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature

“In her important addition to Hongxue (Redology), I-Hsien Wu guides us to and through various literary sources, illuminating The Stone’s creation process and possibilities of interpretation ... Unlike scholars who analyze the novel through the lens of its autobiographical implications or understand it as an individual work to be attributed to the talent of its historical authors—Cao Xueqin… Continue reading Book Review: Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature

Cultural exchange among early Chosŏn Korea, Ming China, and Muromachi Japan

Shedding light on the three-way cultural exchange among early Chosŏn Korea, Ming China, and Muromachi Japan, Professor Jongmook Lee examines poetic exchanges between Hanlin scholar Hua Cha 華察 (1497–1574) and his Korean counterpart So Se-yang 蘇世讓 (1486–1562); see, for example, page 25 (below) in his chapter "Establishing Friendships between Competing Civilizations: Exchange of Chinese Poetry… Continue reading Cultural exchange among early Chosŏn Korea, Ming China, and Muromachi Japan

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

AAS 2020 Virtual Book Exhibit

Welcome to our AAS 2020 virtual book exhibit! Below are the new titles that would have been released at the AAS conference. These were also featured on the outside back cover of the AAS 2020 conference program. Save 30% on the print edition of all titles if you order directly from the Cambria Press website… Continue reading AAS 2020 Virtual Book Exhibit

NYCAS 2019 Panel Chairs – Megan Ferry and Nicholas Kaldis

Two Cambria Press authors--Professor Megan Ferry and Professor Nicholas Kaldis--will be at the 2019 New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) at SUNY New Paltz.  Professor Megan Ferry (Union College), author of Chinese Women Writers and Modern Print Culture will be chairing the panel "Between State And Populace, Chasing The China Dream" at the 2019 NYCAS conference on… Continue reading NYCAS 2019 Panel Chairs – Megan Ferry and Nicholas Kaldis

Wendy Larson Keynote Speaker for 2019 MCAA Conference

Professor Wendy Larson (University of Oregon; author of Zhang Yimou: Globalization and the Subject of Culture) be the keynote speaker at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs at Michigan State University. The title of her keynote speech is "Revolutionary Optimism in 1950s Chinese Culture." A description from the program about Professor… Continue reading Wendy Larson Keynote Speaker for 2019 MCAA Conference