#MLA15 Sinophone Scholars! Must-have book praised by world’s top Sinologists!

Chineseness

#MLA15: Check out the highly praised Rethinking Chineseness at the Cambria Press booth (402)

When a book is included in the series of the world-renowned Sinologist Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania) and praised by top Sinophone scholars David Der-wei Wang (Harvard University), Shu-mei Shih (UCLA), and Quah Sy Ren (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), it is not surprising (but still very gratifying!) when it is praised in a journal review for being “[w]ell-written and researched” because it “makes important contributions to Sinophone studies, Chinese studies, and Southeast Asian Studies, as well as to scholarship on diaspora, comparative literature, and world literature.”

Browse Rethinking Chineseness: Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World by E .K. Tan, associate professor of comparative literature and cultural studies at SUNY Stony Brook,  at the Cambria Press booth (402) in the #MLA15 book exhibit hall and enter our #MLA15 book-giveaway draw for a chance to win this book, which is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania).

Dr. Tan will be participating in the #MLA15 session Mapping Literature and Linguistics: The Politics of Place and History in Malaysia and Singapore (Sunday at 1:45 p.m).

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Cambria Press Book Review: MCLC lauds Rethinking Chineseness for being a “well-written and researched” book!

Cambria Press academic publisher Review Rethinking Chineseness

Cambria Press Book Review: Rethinking Chineseness

Cambria Press congratulates E. K. Tan on the glowing review of his book in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC) by Dr. Karen Thornber (Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University). The book review lauds E. K. Tan’s interdisciplinary Rethinking Chineseness: Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World because it is a “well-written and researched” book that “makes important contributions to Sinophone studies, Chinese studies, and Southeast Asian Studies, as well as to scholarship on diaspora, comparative literature, and world literature.” Read the entire MCLC review!

This book is part of the the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Professor Victor Mair.

There are affordable Cambria Press e-book versions of this title, so get a copy for your kindle, iPad, or e-reader of your choice today. Recommend this Cambria Press book today!

Professors, if you would like to use this for your class, please refer your librarian to the Cambria Press Desk Copy Plus Program which helps you get free versions for your students!

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Cambria Press Forthcoming Book! Sinophone Malaysian Literature

Cambria Press Academic Publisher (Forthcoming Title): Sinophone Malaysian Literature

Cambria Press Academic Publisher (Forthcoming Title): Sinophone Malaysian Literature

The Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by Professor Victor Mair, will soon be releasing Sinophone Malaysian Literature by Alison Groppe. While there have been several excellent works that deal with individual Chinese authors from Malaysia, there is to date no broadly framed and comprehensive study of the body of Chinese diasporic literature emerging from this multiethnic, polylinguistic country. This neglect is surprising given the vibrant development of Chinese Malaysian literature. Helping to fill the gap is this brilliant study which illuminates the common, and sometimes communal, aesthetic strategies in inventing a modern Chinese identity in a context where it is incessantly challenged and hybridized.

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Cambria Press Forthcoming Book! Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora

Cambria Press Academic Publisher (Forthcoming Title): Anglophone Literatures Asian Diaspora

Cambria Press Academic Publisher (Forthcoming Title): Anglophone Literatures Asian Diaspora

The Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by Professor Victor Mair, will soon be releasing Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migrations
by Karen An-hwei Lee. The book is praised by Professor Josephine Park (University of Pennsylvania) for being an “illuminating study” as well as Professor Ouyang Yu, the famous contemporary Chinese-Australian author, for this being a “fascinating study” that is “strengthened by Lee’s dexterous negotiation of diasporic theories.”

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Excellent Cambria Press Book Review! Journal of American-East Asian Relations finds “much to commend” in Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad!

Cambria Press congratulates Professor Nobuko Adachi on the excellent book review of Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad: Negotiating Identities in a Global World by the Journal of American-East Asian Relations.

The review states that there ismuch to commend. In addition to its contribution to the literature on immigration and transnationalism, its highly accessible style and detailed bibliography make it an ideal introduction to the subject, for both undergraduates and the generally interested layperson.”

Cambria Press Review Adachi

This book can be seen at the Cambria Press booth at the next Asian Studies Association (AAS) conference in San Diego in March and at the Cambria Press booth at the next International Studies Association (ISA) convention in San Francisco in April.

Recommend this Cambria Press book today! There are affordable Cambria Press e-book versions of this title. Professors, if you would like to use this for your class, refer your librarian to the Cambria Press Desk Copy Plus Program that helps you get free versions for your students!

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MLA 2013: Reception for Gao Xingjian and Cambria Press Book Launch by Victor Mair

Cambria Press Gao Xingjian Mabel Lee Victor Mair MLA

MLA 2013 (Jan 3): Book Launch Reception – Dr. Mabel Lee (University of Sydney); Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Gao Xingjian; and Professor Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania), general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series.

Cambria Press Gao Xingjian MLA Book Launch Mabel Lee Victor Mair

MLA 2013: Book Launch Reception for Gao Xingjian – Dr. Mabel Lee (University of Sydney) introduces Professor Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania), general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series.

Cambria Press MLA Book Launch Reception Gao Xingjian Victor Mair

MLA 2013 Reception for Gao Xingjian: Speech by Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian after Professor Victor Mair’s launch

MLA 2013 Reception for Gao Xingjian: Professor Victor  Mair (University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Mabel Lee (University of Sydney) with Gao Xingjian.

Cambria Press MLA Reception Gao Xingjian Mabel Lee Song Xiaoping Diane Burrowes

MLA 2013 Reception: Song Xiaoping (Norwich University), Toni Tan (Cambria Press), Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian, Mabel Lee (University of Sydney), and Diane Burrowes (HarperCollins).

MLA 2013 Reception (left to right): Professor Song Xiaoping (Norwich University), Toni Tan (Cambria Press), Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian, Dr. Mabel Lee (University of Sydney), and Diane Burrowes (HarperCollins).

A reception for Gao Xingjian was held on Jan 3 at the 2013 MLA annual convention. Dr. Mabel Lee commenced the reception by introducing Professor Victor  Mair, general editor of the  Cambria Sinophone World Series, who delivered an eloquent and meaningful speech about Gao Xingjian and the evolution of his work, which include his paintings, films, presentations, and writing (such as his books published with HarperCollins: Soul Mountain, One Man’s Bible, and Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather), leading up to his new book Gao Xingjian: Aesthetics and Creation (which is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series). Following Professor Mair’s launch, Gao Xingjian made a speech, which was helpfully translated by Professor Song Xiaoping to the audience, which included French consulate dignitaries and scholars from all over the world. We were thrilled and honored to have Rosemary Feal, executive director of the MLA, as well! A video of the speeches will be posted, so check back in soon!

There were also two large screens that displayed slideshows of Gao Xingjian‘s famous ink paintings. Gao Xingjian’s exquisite masterpieces have been displayed at many museums and festivals, including the Prague Writers’ Festival.

There were also many MLA attendees who came specially for Gao Xingjian, including Professor Christopher Lupke (Washington State University), who organized many events, and Professor Liu Jianmei (University of Maryland), who flew in all the way from Hong Kong.

Cambria Press is deeply grateful to Mabel Lee, Song Xiaoping, Victor Mair, the French consulate, Diane Burrowes and Harper Collins, and Rosemary Feal and the wonderful MLA staff for making this incredible event happen.

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MLA 2013: Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian with Mabel Lee and Christopher Lupke

Cambria Press MLA Booth Mabel Lee Gao Xingjian Christopher Lupke

Cambria Press Booth (2013 MLA, Boston) : Dr. Mabel Lee (University of Sydney), Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Gao Xingjian, and Professor Christopher Lupke (Washington State University).

Photo (left to right): Dr. Mabel Lee (University of Sydney), Gao Xingjian, and Professor Christopher Lupke (Washington State University).

Many came to the Cambria Press booth for Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian’s book-signing sessions for his new book Gao Xingjian: Aesthetics and Creation. Gao Xingjian also had book-signing sessions for Soul Mountain at the HarperCollins booth, which was right next to the Cambria Press booth. The great synergy for Cambria Press and HarperCollins led to even more visitors than anticipated for both presses!

Among the many visitors, we were especially delighted to see Professor Christopher Lupke (Washington State University), who has been instrumental in pushing for a greater representation of Asia at the MLA annual convention. His hard work has paid off as seen not only by the higher number of sessions but also the large session rooms that became so packed that attendees had to sit on the floor!   Special thanks also go to Professor Lupke for his extraordinary efforts in organizing many events, including Gao Xingjian’s fabulous birthday dinner that we were very honored to be a part of!

There were other visitors to the booth too, including Professor Liu Jianmei who flew all the way from Hong Kong just for the MLA events for Gao Xingjian, as well as another Cambria Press author E.K. Tan whose book was also published just in time for the MLA annual convention along with Gao Xingjian‘s and Liu Zaifu‘s.

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