Sixteenth Century Journal Praises The Assassination of Shakespeare’s Patron because it “represents the best aspects of primary research and historical scholarship.”

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The Assassination of Shakespeare’s Patron by Leo Daugherty: “The book represents the best aspects of primary research and historical scholarship.” – Sixteenth Century Journal

Cambria Press congratulates Professor Leo Daugherty (Mount Allison University) on the outstanding review of his book The Assassination of Shakespeare’s Patron in Sixteenth Century Journal, which praises “Leo Daugherty’s dedicated and meticulous scholarship and research processes” which “elucidates how the complex life and death of the Elizabethan, most known as Shakespeare’s patron, was a lightning rod for the momentous political, cultural, and historical currents of the time.” The review further adds that “The book is useful in combining scholarly and investigative techniques with its attention to facts and details, and with the inclusion of seemingly unconnected aspects of the case/culture” and lauds it because “the book represents the best aspects of primary research and historical scholarship.”

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Asian Studies Scholars, Act Quickly! April 30 is coming up soon!

Asian Studies Asian studies scholars, the AAS 35% discount on all hardcover titles ends very soon (April 30)!
Order TODAY at www.cambriapress.com (coupon code AAS2015) for significant savings on books like:

The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography  Tanya Storch
“This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every specialist in pre-modern Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Buddhism.” – John Kieschnick, Stanford University

Japan’s Shrinking Regions  Peter Matanle, Anthony Rausch, & the Shrinking Regions Group 
“A very important book … a must read not only for people specializing in rural Japan.”
Asian Anthropologist

Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women  Cecilia Segawa Seigle & Linda Chance 
“This book has much to recommend it.” – Monumenta Nipponica

Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, & Sri Lanka  Sanchita Banerjee Saxena
“Of much value to researchers and policymakers.” – Rehman Sobhan, Centre for Policy Dialogue

Africans in China  Adams Bodomo
“Essential reading for scholars.”–China Quarterly

From the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania):

NEW! Chinese Ethnic Minority Oral Traditions  Jingqi Fu & Zhao Min 

Rethinking Chineseness  E.K. Tan  
“Magnificent work.” – David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University

Sinophone Malaysian Literature  Alison Groppe 
“Laudable. A key reference volume.” – Southeast Asian Studies

Confucian Prophet  David Schneider 
“The best study of Du Fu.” – Jonathan Chaves, GWU

Gao Xingjian Aesthetics & Creation Gao Xingjian; Mabel Lee 
“Edited carefully … beautifully produced.” – MCLC

Modern Poetry in China  Paul Manfredi 
“Well-written, researched, illustrated.” –Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

The Chinese Prose Poem  Nicholas Kaldis  
“The 60-page bibliography [is] a scholarly resource in and of itself.” –MCLC

Infected Korean Language  Ross King  
“Brilliant, innovative …  A real masterpiece!.” – Mark Arlen Peterson, BYU

China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period  Dorothy Wong & Gustav Heldt 
“Represents the future of Asian studies.” – Ryuichi Abe, Harvard University

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Cambria Sinophone World Series (general editor: Victor Mair)–NEW! Chinese Ethnic Minority Oral Traditions: A Recovered Text of Bai Folk Songs in a Sinoxenic Script

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In 1958 while conducting fieldwork in Yunnan, a professor came across a ricepaper booklet with strange script created from Chinese characters. This turned out to be a folksong booklet in Old Bai script. She safeguarded it carefully through the tumultuous Mao years until the 1990s, when the political environment had relaxed enough for her to conduct full-scale ethnographic research. Very few such texts remain, and what makes this booklet even more valuable is that it records songs that have already disappeared, including some with sexually explicit content.

In this unprecedented book on the oral traditions of the ethnic minority of China representing decades of painstaking research, the Old Bai script has not only been transcribed and translated in both English and Chinese but each page from the original booklet has also been reproduced.

This book is an essential addition to all collections in Asian studies, linguistics, folklore, and musicology.

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Woolf Studies Annual lauds Virginia Woolf: Experiments in Character for being “a thoughtful, meticulous, and convincing study” – Read the Outstanding Review!

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Cambria Press congratulates Professor Eric Sandberg (Mount Allison University) on the excellent review of his book Virginia Woolf: Experiments in Character in the journal Woolf Studies Annual, which lauds the book because “the individual readings are thorough, nuanced, and closely detailed.” The book reviews adds that “Sandberg is to be commended … Sandberg has written a thoughtful, meticulous, and convincing study of Woolf’s novels.”

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Hispania Praises Transforming the Enemy in Spanish Culture for Being “Extensively Researched” – Read the Outstanding Book Review

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Cambria Press congratulates Professor Lauren Beck (Mount Allison University) on the outstanding review of her book Transforming the Enemy in Spanish Culture: The Conquest through the Lens of Textual and Visual Multiplicity in the journal Hispania, which states that “the appeal of this book should be as broad as its subject matter; it could easily find a home on the bookshelf of the specialist, the student or just the interested reader in Latin American history, European history, comparative cultural studies, religious studies, or art.” One reason why is that “Beck offers an examination both broad and deep”; the review also adds that “this work has been extensively researched.”

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Cambria Press New Book! Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s) by Lynne Greeley

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Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s) by Lynne Greeley is now available!

Excerpts from Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s) by Lynne Greeley; this book is in the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts by John Clum (Duke University):

On the performance of the feminine no longer belonging to men:
“From the beginning of the twentieth century, when women were claiming the right to be in a public space while keeping their private reputations intact, to the beginning of the twenty-first century, when female artists claim and display their own bodies by choice, artists in American theatre have proved that the performance of the feminine no longer belongs to a mystique created by men but to the women who choose to be and do and sell as they please.”

On the idea of femininity:
“Whether contemporary females, transgender, or queer people love, hate, or are indifferent to the idea of femininity, their cultural conditioning creates personal responses to it that are rarely neutral. What is new about this writing is the demonstration of the intimate relationship between femininity and feminism, a combination that has created a century of powerful—and not always feminine—feminists.”

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Asian Studies: AAS 2015 Conference Wrap-up

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Cambria Press Booth (L-R): Tansen Sen (Baruch), Victor Mair (UPenn), Jennifer Crewe (Columbia UP), Jiajia Wang (Middlebury Kunming), & Toni Tan (Cambria Press)

The AAS 2015 conference was one of the best and busiest for Cambria Press, especially on Saturday during the book launch event for Dorothy Wong and Gustav Heldt’s China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period, which is part of the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania).

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Cambria Press Book Launch at AAS 2015 for Dorothy Wong and Gustav Heldt’s China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period. This book is part of the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania).

The winners for the AAS pop quiz were also announced: Congratulations to Ted Bestor (Harvard), Craig Lockard (University Wisconsin Green Bay), and Michael Szonyi (Harvard) who identified Rabindranath Tagore correctly as the poet and won books of their choice!

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Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania), Cambria Sinophone World Series Editor, with Ted Bestor (Harvard) who won the book, Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women

Below are a few snapshots from the busy Cambria booth, including Cambria authors Nicholas Kaldis (SUNY Binghamton), Christopher Lupke (Washington State University), Johan Elverskog (Southern Methodist University), and Minghui Hu (UC Santa Cruz).

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Nicholas Kaldis (SUNY Binghamton), author of The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun’s Wild Grass (Yecao)
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Christopher Lupke (Washington State University) will have his new book The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien at the AAS 2016 in Seattle.
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Johan Elverskog (Southern Methodist University) and Minghui Hu (University of Santa Cruz) will have their new book Cosmopolitanism in China at the AAS 2016 in Seattle.
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