On June 21, UH Mānoa professors emeriti George and Willa Tanabe will be honored by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i with the Spirit of JCCH award, as community leaders who exemplify Japanese American values of Hawai‘i. The award follows last month’s Historic Hawai‘i Foundation recognition of the Tanabes for their book, Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawai‘i, with a Preservation Media honor award.
There’s still time to reserve a seat at the JCCH Sharing the Spirit of Aloha awards gala, where you can bid on a hardback copy of Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawai‘i in the silent auction. (We also donated a copy of Shiho Imai’s Creating the Nisei Market, which explores the history and importance of Japanese American merchants in Hawai‘i.)
Congratulations George and Willa!
Photo caption: UH Press executive editor Pat Crosby
joined authors George and Willa Tanabe, and book designer
Julie Matsuo-Chun at the 2014 Historic Hawai‘i Foundation
Preservation Honor awards.
Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawai‘i: An Illustrated Guide | 2012 | 256 pages
Paper ISBN 978-0-8248-3679-5 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8248-3663-4
Our Hawai‘i and Pennsylvania warehouses will be closed for annual inventory June 19–July 1. Orders may continue to be placed online and will be filled when shipments resume July 2. Mahalo for your patience.
Our Fall 2014 Catalog is now available. Check out the many new Hawaii, Pacific, Asian American and Asian Studies titles. Also find recent releases from publishing partners NUS Press, Asian Civilisations Museum, and many more.
Two of our exciting new Hawaii/Pacific titles:
Ocean to Plate: Cooking Fish with Hawaii’s Kusuma Cooray
written by Kusuma Cooray
November 2014 release
With more than 200 recipes including everything from appetizers to entrees, and featuring methods of preparation from simple baking to curing and smoking, Chef Cooray shows how to prepare the many species available fresh from Hawaii’s waters or imported from our neighbors.
Hawaiian Plant Life: Vegetation and Flora
written by Robert J. Gustafson, Derral R. Herbst, and Philip W. Rundel
November 2014 release
This volume describes the landforms and vegetation of the Hawaiian Islands, the evolution of Hawaiian flora, and the conservation of Hawaiian species.
Check for availability at our website: www.uhpress.hawaii.edu.
Still aglow from meeting acclaimed novelist/poet Alice Walker at the Sydney Writers Festival, Aboriginal author Anita Heiss headed to London to appear at the inaugural Australian & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts and promote her latest “choc-lit” novel, Tiddas (Simon & Schuster Australia). After a talk at Oxford, she flew to Vienna, where she was hosted by the Australian Embassy as the featured speaker in their seminar on the Europe-Australian connection and also gave a presentation similar to her TEDx Brisbane talk at Café Prückel. Thanks to the Austrian-Australian Society and our European distributor, Eurospan, copies of the UH Press edition of Am I Black Enough for You? were available for signing.
Next week, on June 11, Anita will be in Utrecht, Netherlands, to give an evening lecture on indigenous literature at the AAMU, Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art. Whew! With a schedule like hers, she is already looking forward to a week’s holiday in Hawai‘i this September—we at UH Press are very much looking forward to her visit and meeting her in person, as well!
Am I Black Enough for You? |2014 | 352 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8248-4027-3 | Paper | $24.99
Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry
written by Jeffrey W. Alexander
2014 | 296 pages | illustrations
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-3953-6 | $30.00
Published in association with the University of British Columbia Press
For sale only in the U.S. and its dependencies
“The story Alexander tells is a fresh one, intersecting with important themes in Japan’s modern history (from the process of ‘borrowing’ from the West to the growth of the consumer economy) but novel and revealing at every turn. Brewed in Japan is a striking new addition to the field and engages with many of the most widely debated issues in Japanese economic and social history.” —William Tsutsui, author of Banking Policy in Japan: American Efforts at Reform during the Occupation
Featuring nearly 300 pages of text, dozens of photographs and period advertisements, and a vast bibliography, Brewed in Japan is both a close analysis of Japan’s leading brewing firms and a revealing look at the fascinating country in which they do business.
EVENT | Book Signing
6pm / Thursday, June 5 / Asia Bookroom (Australia)
Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan
written by Robert Cribb, Helen Gilbert, and Helen Tiffin
2014 | 328 pages | 55 illustrations, 2 maps
Cloth | ISBN: 978-0-8248-3714-3 | $54.00
“The orangutan population is plummeting with the destruction of their habitat for unsustainable land uses that is only benefiting a greedy few. To save them the more we can tell people about how important the orangutan and their forest habitat is, including telling their cultural history, the more chance we will have of saving the orangutan.” —Leif Cocks, founder of The Orangutan Project
Wild Man from Borneo offers the first comprehensive history of the human-orangutan encounter. Arguably the most humanlike of all the great apes, particularly in intelligence and behavior, the orangutan has been cherished, used, and abused ever since it was first brought to the attention of Europeans in the seventeenth century. The red ape has engaged the interest of scientists, philosophers, artists, and the public at large in a bewildering array of guises that have by no means been exclusively zoological or ecological. One reason for such a long-term engagement with a being found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra is that, like its fellow great apes, the orangutan stands on that most uncomfortable dividing line between human and animal, existing, for us, on what has been called “the dangerous edge of the garden of nature.”
RSVP by the 4th of Jun by phone (+61 (0)2 6251 5191) or email Asia Room. Admission by donation to the Orangutan Project.