Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore
edited by Frank Stewart; guest edited by Fiona Sze-Lorrain
2014 | 240 pages
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-4797-5 | $20.00
The summer 2014 issue of MANOA Journal features work by over two dozen writers and translators. Images in the issue come from several sources: the British Library, National Archives of Singapore, National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Singapore, and contemporary photographers Nina Papiorek, Salvador Manaois III, Peter Marlow, and Stuart Franklin. Fiona Sze-Lorrain served as guest editor.
Find more information on the Starry Island blog.
Eastern Learning and the Heavenly Way: The Tonghak and Chondogyo Movements and the Twilight of Korean Independence
written by Carl F. Young
2014 | 297 pages
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-3888-1 | $49.00
Hawaii Studies on Korea
It was in this context of social change and an increasingly perilous international situation that Tonghak rebuilt itself, emerging as Ch’ŏndogyo (Teaching of the Heavenly Way) in 1906. During the years before Japan’s annexation of Korea in 1910, Ch’ŏndogyo continued to evolve by engaging with new currents in social and political thought, strengthening its institutions, and using new communication technologies to spread its religious and political message. In spite of Korea’s loss of independence, Ch’ŏndogyo would endure and play a major role in Korean nationalist movements in the Japanese colonial period, most notably the March First independence demonstrations in 1919. It was only able to thrive thanks to the processes that had taken place in the twilight years of Korean independence.
Over 180 breathtaking videos and 220 color images of Hawai‘i’s amazing birds
Newly updated and available in digital format for the first time, these five exciting ebooks based on Jim Denny’s popular A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawai‘i feature captivating video and audio resources, as well as up-close images of Hawai‘i’s spectacular bird species. Readers can now experience the incredible diversity of Hawai‘i’s birds in stunning detail via tablet, mobile device, or e-reader.
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Please join us on Sunday, August 10, 2 to 4 p.m., at Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i, as UH-Mānoa history professor John Rosa gives an illustrated talk on his book, Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History. He will discuss how he researched the book and why the 1931-1932 case continues to have relevance in today’s Hawai‘i. While other books have told the “true crime” details of this case before, Dr. Rosa retells the story and shows how this narrative explains the beginnings of a non-white, “local” identity among Hawai‘i’s working-class people.
Light refreshments will be provided at the free presentation and books will be available for purchase and signing. Native Books is located at the ‘ewa end of Ward Warehouse (1050 Ala Moana Blvd.); phone: 808-596-8885.
Read more about Dr. Rosa’s research on the book in Kaunānā, UH-Mānoa’s online research publication. Also, listen to his April 2014 interview on HPR2‘s The Conversation.
2014 | 176 pages | 978-0-8248-3970-3 | Paper | $19.99
Out of the Dust: New and Selected Poems
written by Janice Mirikitani
2014 | 208 pages
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-3996-3 | $35.00
Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies
Though constructed from a depth of experiences with struggle, these poems erupt in celebration of marriage, daughters, and the discovery of self through diversity. Drawing from her own background as a Sansei (third generation) Japanese American, Mirikitani reflects on the many ways we connect through the dust and our ability to rise and renew ourselves from this place. Learn more here.
Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai
written by Andrew Alan Johnson
2014 | 208 pages
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-3939-0 | $55.00
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-3882-2 | $36.00
Not for sale in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory
Published in association with Silkworm Books
“A farang observer with a wry sense of humor, an eye for detail, and a feel for history, Drew Johnson has given us a fascinating study of “progress” in contemporary Chiang Mai. Johnson shows why spirit mediums are as necessary as modern architects for preserving the unique identity and ensuring the future prosperity of this ancient city in Thailand’s north.” —Tony Day