Cambria Press Publication Highlight for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As we close out Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we highlight a noteworthy title, Be(com)ing Korean in the United States: Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices by S. Sonya Gwak.

Cambria Press publication

The following is a quote from the book:

The very act of exploring ethnic identity foregrounds the significance of articulating an aspect of our selves that links us to our families, peers, traditions, transnational histories, and diasporic communities and distinguishes us from the flattening effects of racial categorization. Therefore, producing ethnicity in the United States is in constant flux, negotiating between how we are identified as ethnic and racial subjects and how we identify ourselves as Korean.

Displacement from our ancestral home increases the salience of ethnic identity as something that must be produced and cultivated. In other words, being Korean cannot be predicated solely on originating from the nationstate, Korea, but necessitates further elaborations based on proof of ancestry, family history, and notions of primordial ties. The process of becoming Korean cannot rely merely on quotidian experiences but fosters the teaching and learning of cultural practices that are constructed as Korean in a variety of ways.

Preview this book here and buy the book on Amazon.

Title: Be(com)ing Korean in the United States: Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
Authors: S. Sonya Gwak
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 9781604975840
372 pp.  |   2008   |   Hardback & E-book
Book Webpage: http://www.cambriapress.com/books/9781604975840.cfm

Like Cambria Press on Facebook and
follow Cambria Press on Twitter to stay posted.

Advertisements

Cambria Press Author Ross King (Head of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) on Cantonese in The Economist

Cambria Press Author Ross King, who is the Head of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), was interviewed by The Economist on bringing Cantonese back to the university.

There are approximately 62 million people who speak Cantonese, but Mandarin is increasingly the language of choice for the Chinese diaspora, but

UBC is putting up a fight. The university has rejected four offers from the Confucius Institute, a cultural body financed by China’s government, to expand its teaching of Mandarin. “When a university can reject money, it’s a subtle form of pushback to an overbearing culture,” says Mr King. Instead, in 2013 UBC accepted C$2m ($1.5m) from a pair of philanthropists in Hong Kong to offer Cantonese.

Read more at  http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21661035-chinatown-cantonese-squares-against-mandarin-long-live-cantopop?frsc=dg%7Ca

Cambria Press Publication Review Author Ross King

Cambria Press Author Ross King, Head of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, is interviewed by The Economist on Cantonese making its way back to the university. See also Dr. Ross’s book in the Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by Dr. Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania)

Ross King’s latest publication, released just last year, is Infected Korean Language, Purity versus Hybridity: From the Sinographic Cosmopolis to Japanese Colonialism to Global English, which has been praised for being “brilliant, innovative, … a real masterpiece.”

Dr. King’s book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by world-renowned Sinologist Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania), who blogs regularly at the Language Log.

Like us on Facebook, subscribe to our Youtube channel, follow us on Twitter, and Google+1 Cambria Press .

See the Cambria Press website for more books.

AAS 2014 Program Cover Ad: 40% discount ends THIS Sunday (May 4th)!

BUY NOW! The Cambria Press ad on the AAS 2014 outside back cover with the 40% discount offer on ALL hardcover titles ends THIS Sunday (May 4th)!

Use web coupon code AAS2014 at http://www.cambriapress.com

AAS Program Cambria Press Asian academic publisher

AAS 2014 Outside Back Cover: Cambria Press Ad for 40% discount ends on May 4th!

* * * * * * * *

STAY POSTED! LIKE Cambria Press on Facebook, follow Cambria Press on Twitter, and share this news from Cambria Press on Google+!

#AAS2014

Victor Mair and other Cambria Press authors speak at the AAS 2014 conference book launch session

Victor Mair Toni Tan Cambria Press AAS

Victor Mair, general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series, and Toni Tan at the Cambria Press booth (AAS 2014, Philadelphia)

AAS2014 Victor Mair Toni Tan Cambria Press academic publisher

Cambria Press book launch: Victor Mair introduced Ross King and Nicholas Kaldis, and he spoke for Karen An-hwei Lee, Alison Groppe, and Paul Manfredi. Toni Tan presented Sanchita Saxena, Cecilia Segawa Seigle, Linda H. Chance, and Tanya Storch. Tansen Sen spoke on behalf of Dorothy Wong and Gustav Heldt.

Another major reason why the AAS 2014 conference was such a huge success for Cambria Press was the book launch session for our authors. The room was filled with scholars across many disciplines in Asian studies who came to hear the following authors speak about their new books (click on author’s name to watch their speech). Toni Tan, director of Cambria Press, introduced the following authors:

Victor Mair spoke about the Cambria Sinophone World series and introduced two authors who were there:

Dr. Mair also introduced new books in the Cambria Sinophone World Series on behalf of authors who were unable to make it to the AAS 2014 conference in Philadelphia.  These were:

Tansen Sen, who is on the editorial board of the series,  spoke on behalf of Dr. Dorothy Wong and Dr. Gustav Heldt for their forthcoming book, China and Beyond in the Medieaval Period: Cultural Crossings and Inter-regional Connections.

For more information on these books, visit the Cambria Press website.
Don’t forget that there is a 40% discount on until May 4th, and you and your library can use this.
Use web coupon code AAS2014 to enjoy these incredible savings, which applies to ALL hardcover titles in any area!
Check out the 2014 Asian studies catalog and download the the Asian studies book list.

* * * * * * * *

STAY POSTED! LIKE Cambria Press on Facebook, follow Cambria Press on Twitter, and share this news from Cambria Press on Google+!

Visit the Cambria Press website www.cambriapress.com

#AAS2014 #AsianStudies

Cambria Press Asian Studies Catalog – Pick it up at AAS 2014!

Cambria Press academic publisher

Cambria Press Asian Studies Catalog 2014

Check out the 2014 Asian studies catalog to preview some of the titles that Cambria Press will be showcasing at the AAS annual conference in Philadelphia!

See also the outside back cover of the 2014 AAS program and download the the Asian studies book list with the discount code (ends May 4th).

Visit the Cambria Press booth #302 (right in front of the AAS exhibit hall entrance)

Please also join us for the book launch session on Friday (March 28) at 7:30 p.m. in room 407
during which time series editor Victor Mair and the following authors will be speaking about their books:

Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries by Sanchita Saxena (UC Berkeley)

Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women by Cecilia Segawa Seigle and Linda H. Chance (University of Pennsylvania)

The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography: Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka by Tanya Storch (University of the Pacific)

Infected Korean Language, Purity versus Hybridity: From the Sinographic Cosmopolis to Japanese Colonialism to Global English by Koh Jongsok; translated by Ross King (University of British Columbia)

The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun’s Wild Grass (Yecao) by Nicholas A. Kaldis (SUNY Binghamton)

Sinophone Malaysian Literature: Not Made in China by Alison M. Groppe (University of Oregon)*

Modern Poetry in China: A Visual-Verbal Dynamic by Paul Manfredi (Pacific Lutheran University)*

Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migrations by Karen An-hwei Lee (Vanguard University)*

*Authors will not be attending AAS and these books will be introduced by series editor Victor Mair.

* * * * * * * *

STAY POSTED! LIKE Cambria Press on Facebook, follow Cambria Press on Twitter, and share this news from Cambria Press on Google+!

Visit the Cambria Press website http://www.cambriapress.com

#AAS #AsianStudies

ISA 2013 San Francisco – Another Great Conference for Cambria Press!

Cambria Press is pleased to report that the ISA 2013 annual conference in San Francisco was a great one!

The Cambria Press booth was in a fantastic spot, right between Stanford University Press and Georgetown University Press.

Cambria Press booth at the 2013 ISA conference

Cambria Press booth at the 2013 ISA conference

The new Cambria Press titles received much interest as well as the recently published Cambria Press titles with outstanding reviews. Just as it was the case at the amazing Asian Studies Association (AAS) conference (which was such a huge success for Cambria Press!), there was tremendous interest in North Korea Demystified, Japan’s Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century, Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad, Africans in China, Democratization in Confucian East Asia, Islam and Democratization in Asia, and On China By India. It was therefore wonderful that Dr. Chih-yu Shih (editor of On China By India) could be present to see this for himself!

Cambria Press author Chih-yu Chih (On China By India)

Cambria Press author Chih-yu Chih (On China By India)

Other Cambria Press titles that garnered great interest were Forgotten Partnership Redux: Canada-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century and The Political and Economic Sustainability of Health Care in Canada: Private-Sector Involvement in the Federal Provincial Health Care System, given the recent glowing reviews for both titles in prominent journals.

Don’t miss the 30% ISA discount on these titles! Libraries are eligible for this discount too. Please use NobelGXJ for upon checkout—the discount ends on May 15 and applies to all titles. Visit the Cambria Press website to see all the titles.

Cambria Press was also pleased to attend the ISA receptions, for which Keesing’s was one of the sponsors. Given what a comprehensive, up-to-date, and organized world news resource it is, Keesing’s is an essential resource for scholars and practitioners who need to stay on top of current events.

We look forward to next year’s ISA annual conference in Toronto!

* * * * * * * *

STAY POSTED! Like Cambria Press on Facebook, follow Cambria Press on Twitter,and share this news from Cambria Press on Google+!

Visit the Cambria Press website www.cambriapress.com