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Excerpt Wednesday - "Division to Unification in Imperial China" by Jing Liu

Intern Intern - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This week's excerpt comes from the second of four volumes in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907), a book Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, lauds as "a great way to learn about China's vast history!" Read More


Cultured Vultures review: "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Monday, March 27, 2017

Cultured Vultures just reviewed Shun Medoruma's new novel, In the Woods of Memory, giving it a 9 out of 10 rating!  Read More


The Japan Times Review: "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun: How I Survived China’s Wartime Atrocity" by Homare Endo

Intern Intern - Monday, March 27, 2017

The Japan Times just gave an incisive and generous review of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun: How I Survived China’s Wartime Atrocity and talked with Endo about the memories that went into her memoir and her reflections on those events, past and present. Much appreciated!  Read More


The Saratoga Falcon talks with Jeanette Arakawa about her memoir "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Friday, March 24, 2017

Kitty Huang and Angela Lee of the Saratoga Falcon wrote an article on Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir The Little Exile and Arakawa's reflections on the social and personal ramifications of internment, past and present. Thanks Kitty and Angela!   Read More


Flash Fiction: Hechikan’s Wife • A Confessional

Intern Intern - Friday, March 24, 2017

Flash Fiction Fridays is an online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan and East Asia. This month's piece comes from landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane and tells the story of a cultural and spiritual clash in feudal Japan during the Azuchi–Momoyama period.  Read More


Media Roundup

Intern Intern - Monday, March 20, 2017

The past couple of months have been loaded with interesting articles and important news stories on all manner of topics and issues related to Japan and East Asia. In case you missed any, we’ve put together a list of some of the top articles covering everything from postwar Japanese youth to the kawaii aesthetic to the 20 best non-Ghibli anime films. Get your fill below: Read More


Interview with "In the Woods of Memory" translator Takuma Sminkey

Intern Intern - Monday, March 20, 2017

Ryukyu Shimpo recently interviewed "In the Woods of Memory" translator Takuma Sminkey (in Japanese).   Read More


"The Osamu Tezuka Story" is a Finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Graphic Novel of the Year Award!

Intern Intern - Monday, March 20, 2017

We're honored that "The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime" by Toshio Ban is officially a finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Graphic Novel of the Year Award.   Read More


Excerpt Wednesday: Foundations of Chinese Civilization by Jing Liu

Intern Intern - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This week's excerpt comes from the first of four volumes in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE), a book Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, lauds as "a great way to learn about China's vast history!"
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Celebrated Physics Professor Michio Kaku Celebrates "The Little Exile" by Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Monday, March 13, 2017

One of our upcoming books, Jeanette Arakawa's memoir The Little Exile, struck a chord with Michio Kaku, famed professor of theoretical physics and author of Physics of the Impossible.  Read More


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