This spring the Asia Center Publications Program has published several new monographs. The new titles are:
- Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan by Anna Andreeva
- Honored and Dishonored Guests: Westerners in Wartime Japan by W. Puck Brecher
- Osaka Modern: The City in the Japanese Imaginary by Michael Cronin
- Upriver Journeys: Diaspora and Empire in Southern China, 1570–1850 by Steven B. Miles
- Naming the Local: Medicine, Language, and Identity in Korea since the 15th Century by Soyoung Suh
- A Passage to China: Literature, Loyalism, and Colonial Taiwan by Chien-Hsin Tsai
- When Historians Mattered: Kuroita Katsumi and the Making of Japanese History by Lisa Yoshikawa
The individual book pages for each title contain more information and downloadable contents, introduction, and other materials from the books. Several other new titles are now at the printer and will be available shortly.
Several recent publications have garnered attention in literary circles. Among them, Tamara Chin’s Savage Exchange: Han Imperialism, Chinese Literary Style, and the Economic Imagination was awarded the 2016 Harry Levin Book Prize by the ACLA; Elizabeth Kindall’s Geo-narratives of a Native Son was named a finalist for the 2017 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award by the College Art Association; and Wei-Ping Lin’s Materializing Magic Power: Chinese Popular Religion in Villages and Cities was given the 2017 Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences by Academia Sinica.