Monumenta Nipponica Praises Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women for having “much to recommend it” – Read the Outstanding Book Review

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Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women
by Cecilia Segawa Seigle and Linda H. Chance has “much to recommend it”

 

Cambria Press congratulates Professors Cecilia Segawa Seigle and Linda H. Chance (University of Pennsylvania) on the outstanding review of their book Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women in the journal Monumenta Nipponica, which states that “a useful and essential supplement to [Conrad Totman’s] Politics in the Tokugawa Bakufu and demonstrates that at least by the second half of the Tokugawa period, the ‘occasional pressures’ […] had become a routine part of the process by which men advanced in office; moreover, office seekers, whether male or female, had to pull strings in the Ooku (female space), the Omote (male space), or both. Seigle is to be commended for having dug through so many diverse sources, many in manuscript form, during the course of her research and for having brought to light what is known of the women who lived and worked in the Ooku in exhaustive detail […] this book has much to recommend it.”

Dr. Linda Chance will be at the AAS as the discussant for the roundtable “Book Studies: Materiality and Method in Asian Studies” on Friday at 10:45 a.m.

Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women will be on display at the Cambria Press booth at 2015 AAS annual conference. The Cambria Press booth (601) will be right in the front, near the exhibit hall entrance. Our ad is on the outside back cover of the AAS program.  See also other outstanding titles in Japan Studies, such as:

If you won’t be at the conference, you can still use the AAS discount (from now until April 30, a conference discount of 35% off the hardcover list price is available–use coupon code AAS2015 at www.cambriapress.com).

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Asian Studies: AAS 2015 Pop Quiz

Asian Studies AAS 2015 Pop Quiz
Come by the Cambria booth (601) and write in your answer. If it is correct, you could win the book of your choice.

 

Come by the Cambria booth (601) and write in your answer. If it is correct, you could win the book of your choice.

Important Date Reminder: Be at the Cambria Press Booth (601)  on SATURDAY (March 28) at 2 p.m.
Meet the Series Editor (Victor Mair) and the Authors (Dorothy Wong, Gustav Heldt, and Tansen Sen)
behind the new book China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period: Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections.

Asian Studies: AAS 2015 Meet the Authors and Series Editor Event – Saturday (March 28) at 2 p.m.

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AAS Event for the Cambria Sinophone World Series – China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period: Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections

Asian studies scholars at the AAS 2015 conference, come meet Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania), general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series; Dorothy Wong and Gustav Heldt (University of Virginia), editors of the volume; and Tansen Sen (Baruch College), who is on the editorial board and a contributor; at the Cambria Press booth (601) in the AAS exhibit hall on Saturday (March 28) at 2 p.m.

Learn more about their new book China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period: Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections, which has been described by Ryuichi Abe (Harvard University) as “the future of Asian Studies” and “a must for anyone who aims at introducing innovations into area studies across diverse academic disciplines.”

An oversized print with 157 images (many in color; see examples below), the book sheds light on the crossing of boundaries of geographic, cultural, linguistic, and sometimes temporal distance. 

Learn more about the Cambria Sinophone World Series and the other outstanding titles it has produced. Watch Dr. Mair discuss the series.

Visit the Cambria Press website. Download the Cambria Press catalog and AAS book order form.

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Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore’s Founding Father Will Continue to Inspire

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Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s Founding Father. Image from The Online Citizen.

We at Cambria Press offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of Singapore and one of the greatest leaders in history. In his article “Lee Kuan Yew: Why Singapore’s Extraordinary Leader Will Be Missed, ” Steve Forbes wrote that Mr. Lee “made Singapore an economic powerhouse, demonstrating that so-called natural resources aren’t necessary for prosperity, that the key is creating an environment in which human ingenuity can thrive” and President Tony Tan noted that “few have demonstrated such complete commitment to a cause greater than themselves.” Mr. Lee was unafraid of going against the grain and, against all odds, raised Singapore from a small fishing village to the global force it is today. Opinions on him are divided, but these accomplishments cannot be disputed. Few have attempted what Mr. Lee has done, and even fewer have succeeded. Mr. Lee will be missed but he will continue to inspire many to push forward through challenging times and to be practical, to adopt “a very matter-of-fact approach to the problem” and recognize that “the task of the leaders must be to provide or create for them [their people] a strong framework within which they can learn, work hard, be productive and be rewarded accordingly. And this is not easy to achieve” (The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew). Thank you and rest in peace, Mr. Lee. –Toni Tan, Director of Cambria Press

Asian Studies: AAS 2015 Program Outside Back Cover features Cambria Press Ad

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AAS 2015 Program Outside Back Cover – Cambria Press

See the Cambria Press ad on the outside back cover of the AAS program and visit our booth (601) in the AAS book exhibit hall.

An exciting event will be taking place on Saturday (March 28) at 2 p.m. LIKE Cambria Press on Facebook and follow Cambria Press on Twitter so you don’t miss the big announcement!

Not attending the AAS? You can still use the AAS discount (from now until April 30, a conference discount of 35% off the hardcover list price is available–use coupon code AAS2015 at www.cambriapress.com).

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MCLC: “The Chinese Prose Poem’s bibliography, a feat of compilation stands as a scholarly resource in and of itself.” -> Read the Outstanding Book Review

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The Chinese Prose Poem lives up to its promise as a scholarly reference and reader’s companion to some of Lu Xun’s most challenging and enigmatic work.” – MCLC

Cambria Press congratulates Professor Nicholas A. Kaldis (Binghamton University (SUNY)) on the outstanding review of his book The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun’s Wild Grass (Yecao) in the journal MCLC, which states that “the book’s substantial sixty-page bibliography [is] a feat of compilation that stands as a scholarly resource in and of itself. Clearly, The Chinese Prose Poem is not aimed at the casual reader; but for that matter, neither was Yecao,” further adding that the “lives up to its promise as a scholarly reference and reader’s companion to some of Lu Xun’s most challenging and enigmatic work. Of equal importance, the book reaffirms the value of the close reading of literature, implicitly arguing, along with Lu Xun, that serious literature does matter and might change its readers for the better, given that those readers are willing to put in the effort of close, thoughtful analysis and reflection.”

This book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania) and will be on display at the Cambria Press booth at 2015 AAS annual conference. The Cambria Press booth (601) will be right in the front, near the exhibit hall entrance. Our ad is on the outside back cover of the AAS program.

Be sure to catch Dr. Kaldis’s presentation at the session “Public and Private Spaces in Contemporary Chinese Literature” next Saturday at 10:45 a.m.

Another exciting event will be taking place on Saturday at 2 p.m. LIKE Cambria Press on Facebook and follow Cambria Press on Twitter so you don’t miss the big announcement!

You can still browse the book if you won’t be at the conference by clicking here and use the AAS discount (from now until April 30, a conference discount of 35% off the hardcover list price is available–use coupon code AAS2015 at www.cambriapress.com).

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International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts: Authors of forthcoming Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms presenting next week

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Dr. Helen Young (University of Sydney) and Professor Donald Riggs (Drexel University) will be presenting next week at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

Scholars of fantasy and science fiction studies attending next week’s International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held in Orlando, will not want to miss the sessions of Dr. Helen Young (University of Sydney) and Professor Donald Riggs (Drexel University).  Dr. Young is the editor of the forthcoming book Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones, of which Professor Riggs is a contributor. Dr. Young’s sessions are “J.R.R. Tolkien” on Friday (March 20) at 8.30-10 a.m. and “Tolkien’s Legacy: Influence of Tolkien on 21st-Century Fantasy” at 2.30-4 p.m. (also on Friday). Professor Riggs’s session “Time and Memory in Science Fiction” is on Thursday at 8.30-10 a.m. Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms is part of the Cambria Studies in Classicism, Orientalism, and Medievalism book series (general editor: Nickolas A. Haydock).

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