Fall 2014 Catalog

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.

Association for Asian American Studies Conference in San Francisco and the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in Chicago


University of Hawai‘i Press is exhibiting at two conferences this week, showcasing new and recent titles from our Spring catalog as well as our Asian Studies catalog.

In San Francisco from April 16-19 at the Grand Hyatt for the Association for Asian American Studies Conference, acquisitions editor Masako Ikeda will be available to meet with prospective authors.

In Chicago, editor Stephanie Chun will be at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference from April 16-19 at the Marriott Chicago.

Some titles to look out for at both meetings: From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda: Images of China in American FilmScrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature, Dubious Gastronomy: The Culture Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, and Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty.

Please visit us to see our latest titles and take advantage of the conference offer of a 20% discount and free shipping in the U.S. Free shipping applies only to orders received or placed at the conference.

New Catalog Available: Asian Studies 2014

2014 Asian Studies coverTimed to coincide with the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, our Asian Studies 2014 catalog of recent and forthcoming titles is now available. Books published prior to 2013 and currently in print can be found at our website.)

To download the PDF (6.3M), click on the catalog cover image to the left or go to: https://uhpress.wordpress.com/latest-catalogs/. If you wish to receive a print version, please write to us by clicking here.

New Catalogs Available: Spring 2014 New Books and 2014 Hawai‘i & the Pacific


Happy New Year! To kick off 2014, two new catalogs are now available for download as PDFs: our Spring 2014 catalog of new and forthcoming titles and our 2014 Hawai‘i and the Pacific complete list of new and in-print backlist books. Both include dozens of the latest titles from UH Press and the publishers we distribute. Click on the image above or go to: https://uhpress.wordpress.com/latest-catalogs/

New Catalog Available: Books for Fall 2013

Fall 2013
The UH Press Fall 2013 catalog is now available!

Highlights include:

* A beautifully illustrated guide to plants  for watersmart tropical xeriscape gardens  — The Watersmart Garden: 100 Great Plants for the Tropical Xeriscape

* A look at how current attempts to preserve Hawai‘i’s native fauna and flora are embracing the emerging paradigm of ecological restoration — Restoring Paradise: Rethinking and Rebuilding Nature in Hawai‘i

* A revised and expanded edition of a popular guidebook to East O‘ahu’s spectacular nature preserve — Exploring Hanauma Bay: Revised and Expanded

* California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM: an exploration of the other side of Asian gastronomy — Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA

* A reconsideration of the sudden and dramatic emergence of aesthetic eccentricity during the Edo period — The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

* Retelling and remodeling history in twentieth-century Dutch Indies and Indonesian literarature — Situated Testimonies: Dread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive

* The first scholarly edition of a classic of Pacific history and anthropology — Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison’s Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti

* A comprehensive, empirically grounded study of the production, circulation, and reception of Japanese popular culture in Asia — Regionalizing Culture: The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

* A book for those allergic to the wide-eyed superficiality of ordinary travel literature — A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea