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.”
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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.
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
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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.”
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