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Asia Center Publications Program book awards 2016

Two Awards for Asia Center Publications

January 24, 2017

Two books published in 2016 by the Asia Center press were recognized last week by the Association for Asian Studies. Foong Ping’s The Efficacious Landscape: On the Authorities of Painting at the Northern Song Court won the 2017 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize, awarded for the best scholarly nonfiction book on China published in 2016. In addition, Anna Shield’s One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China was awarded honorable mention in the same category. … Read more about Two Awards for Asia Center Publications

Author Ellen Widmer featured on East Asian podcast series

October 3, 2016

Ellen Widmer, author of Fiction’s Family: Zhan Xi, Zhan Kai, and the Business of Women in Late-Qing China, published by the Harvard University Asia Center Publications Program this year, has been featured in the New Books in East Asian Studies Podcast Series.

The podcast talks of Widmer’s book, which examines the works of late-Qing brothers and writers Zhan Xi and Zhan Kai in the context of written works by their parents, associates, and… Read more about Author Ellen Widmer featured on East Asian podcast series

Publications Program: New Titles

September 19, 2016

The Asia Center Publications Program is on track to publish about 15 new titles in 2016 plus three new paperbacks. Five of the new titles and the three paperbacks are scheduled for Fall publication. This year’s book list features several longer, more complex works that were approved prior to a change in policy to limit the length of new titles.… Read more about Publications Program: New Titles