The University of Hawai‘i Press is seeking an energetic and innovative professional with a strong background in academic publishing to serve as a Managing Editor in its Editorial Department, which publishes 60-70 books each year with a strong regional focus on Asia and the Pacific. This Managing Editor will first train with one of the Managing Editors, who plans to retire in March 2014, after which the new Managing Editor will assume full responsibilities.
For more details, and to apply, visit the University of Hawai‘i job site:
The Managing Editor (1) reviews manuscripts for substantive and stylistic problems and adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style and advises authors regarding required alterations and revisions of manuscripts, page proof, and indexes; (2) reviews the work of freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers; (3) establishes Press guidelines for editorial style and procedures, regularly researching and implementing updates to accommodate changes in scholarly standards and/or technology; (4) analyzes manuscripts to ensure conformity to technical requirements and establish the required level of editing; instructs outside project managers and freelance copy editors regarding specific stylistic and substantive questions.
In short, the Managing Editor exercises sole responsibility for planning, coordinating, and overseeing the flow of manuscripts, illustrations, page proof, and indexes through the editorial and production processes.
The State job classification is Temporary, annually renewable. UH Press has 30 employees, the majority of whom are classified as Temporary, some of whom have worked at the Press two or even three decades.
See also: Journals Dept. Seeks Production Editor
In recognition of Filipino American History Month, the 1st Annual Filipino Books & Curriculum Fair will be held at the UHM College of Education on Tuesday, October 29, 1:30 to 4:00pm. Come by Wist Hall 133 and visit our display, as well as that of UH Bookstore and 15 other exhibitors.
Titles that we’ll be showing and taking orders for include language books by Teresita Ramos and Precy Espiritu, novels by José Rizal, and a sampling from distributed publishers Ateneo de Manila University Press and the University of the Philippines Press — the former is the publisher of Patricio Abinales’ Making Mindanao and Orthodoxy and History in the Muslim Mindanao Narrative. Works by Filipino American writers include Peter Bacho’s Entrys and Gabe Baltazar’s If It Swings, It’s Music and interviews of Jessica Hagedorn and Al Robles are featured in Words Matter: Conversations with Asian American Writers. Our display will also show books on the Hawai‘i plantation experience, for example, Tomorrow’s Memories: A Diary, 1924–1928 by Angeles Monrayo.
For more information, click here.
On Sunday, October 27, at 3 pm, all-volunteer independent Revolution Books (Honolulu) will host a reading by Gary Pak for his new book, Brothers under a Same Sky. Here’s the store’s perspective on the book:
This is a fascinating novel about the psychological toll on Korean Americans during and after the Korean War and the ethical and moral decisions they were forced to make. Those of you who know Gary Pak, know that in this novel he’s speaking very personally. Perhaps the dedication “in the memory of Uncle Kenam” says it all. While the book directly relates to the Korean War, it is especially fitting that this reading will take place near the 12th anniversary of the U.S. war on Afghanistan – a war where hundreds of thousands of young men and women had to make similar decisions as those Nam Ki faced.
We’re extending our Anniversary Sale from today through November 1 (HST). Help celebrate University of Hawai‘i Press’ 66th anniversary by saving up to 66% on most titles during our biggest sale of the year!
Visit www.uhpress.hawaii.edu and save 47%* or 66% on hundreds of select titles currently in stock, while supplies last. Click HERE for a list of sale titles. These prices are good on prepaid online orders only and are nonreturnable; discounts may not be combined. (Note: Due to the peculiarities of our website, ALL titles will show prices in red, even ones at their regular prices.)
UH Press Authors, please note: If you are planning to order any sale titles, please contact our Business Office by phone (toll free) at 1-888-847-7377 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org before logging in and creating your order to ensure that your discount is calculated correctly. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
*Fact! The Press was founded in 1947.
Warm congratulations to philosophy professor Roger T. Ames on being awarded a 2013 Confucius Culture Prize at the Sixth Annual World Confucian Conference in Shandong, China. The Confucius Culture Prize was established in 2009 to honor both institutions and individuals for their exceptional contributions to Confucian studies. Dr. Ames is the first non-Chinese to receive the award. His most recent book is Confucian Role Ethics: A Vocabulary; among several previous titles that he has coauthored or edited are: The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing and Focusing the Familiar: A Translation and Philosophical Interpretation of the Zhongyong.
For more information, read the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa news release and visit the UHM College of Arts & Humanities and the UHM Center for Chinese Studies websites (the latter also has links to a video documentary about Dr. Ames, or click here).
On Friday, October 18, 12:30–2:00 pm, author L. Ayu Saraswati, assistant professor in women’s studies at UH-Manoa, will speak on the topic of her book, Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia. Dr. Saraswati recently received the 2013 National Women’s Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa book prize for her work, which explores and analyzes Indonesia’s changing beauty ideals.
Sponsored by the UHM Women’s Studies Colloquium Series and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the free event will take place in Saunders Hall 244. University of Hawai‘i Bookstore will have books available for purchase. The public is invited to the talk, followed by a book signing and refreshments.