SBP Blog

Announcing the publication Bird Talk and Other Stories by Xu Xu

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Following up our announcement of Former Studio Ghibli Exec Steve Alpert's memoir, we are happy to announce the publication of influential and widely read 20th century Chinese author, Xu Xu’s Bird Talk and Other Stories by Xu Xu: Modern Tales of a Chinese Romantic.  Read More

Like our blog? Please share it!


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart

Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Forty-Seven Samurai

One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin

Oh, Tama!

A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

Tag Cloud

Translation manji memior wanderlust donald richie otakuusa buddhist symbols Korea writing stone bridge press author signing state of belief memoir tricycle magazine book blurb book tour learning in japan Spring Festival japanese to english welton gaddy tourist lucille cara Ukiyo-e announcement foreigner in japan kotaku Asian Studies zen monks wife' author tour Alexandra Johnson journal the japan society expert learning instruments in japan japan today japanese bath alan moore internment verticle takuma sminkey association of jewish libraries luke patitsas holden caufield drinking in japan tea garden machiya restaurant amy chavez haibun reviews 2020 Olympics xu xu book reviews japan manners guide 1960's Japan china history Language ancient symbol Basho's Narrow Road eli lieberman book review author talk traditional japanese instrument China poetry of consciousness literary review WWII matcha journal of a zen monk's wife interfaith Culture kyoto travel disney janet pocorobba bowing in japan Anime/Manga/Comics Second World War new york events osaka a mejiro novel tokyo zen monk wife japanese music comics 1960s Korea damian flanagan shaimsen osamu tezuka Interview international book award japan behavior namethetranslator walt disney award donald keene giajin musical alan brill the silver spoon fiction literary prize monks wife japanese books in english nhk world literature today eastern and western philosophy astrology jun hazuki controversy awards non-fiction japan ravel tracy franz japan restaurant gratitude in japan machiya restaurant guide larry herzberg Travel living in japan american shamisen chapters travel etiquette hiroaki sato hitler Christianity how to travel in japan AAS juddhism mentorship in japan Basho religion tk nakagaki symbol green tea frederik green haiku budhist swastika hiaku forty seven ronin china where igo purification traditional diymfa forewrod reviews indies manga biography nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara Chiune Sugihara a shameful life monk wife japan book review best behavior in japan tea japan etiquette william f sibley publishing Chinese New Year sharing a house with the never ending man japanese translation kris kosaka kyoto journal journal of a zen monks wife in japan wife huffpost yukio mishima japanese manners frederik schodt how to order in japan 20th century chinese literature japan books a memoir of sensei and me japan travel guide min kahng chinese literature japanese books in the woods of memory author event ibpa publishing university traditional japanese music classic book publicity society expat henry kiyama peace symbol sensei sensei and me china travel lions roar japan trip finalist black jack japanese classic Shoah PEN AWARD Poetry History doris bargen travel manners Korea photography japan travel behavior new books suehiro maruo mieko kanai japan book buddhist priest etiquette kinokuniya event janet pocrobba pacific rim review of books jared cook 47 samurai photography university of chicago Nikolas Bunton Coming of Age Day asia japanese instruments memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist zen china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language Spirituality classic literature forty seven samurai journal' monks wife kyoto guidebook book hoarding kyodo news ancient symbols trip Japanese holidays education about asia hitler symbol will eisner china book japanese travel foreword reviews leonard koren japan vacation evil IBPA osamau tezuka frank beyer hitlers cross Japanese art memoir writing zazen koun four immigrants the fourth string osamu dazai jing liu classic japanese literature the millions politics and prose nara gaijin pot journal of a zen monk japan travel etiquette japanese culture manga diary japanese book no longer human keanu reeves World War Two danica davidson japan times year of zen summer vacation the lion king student teacher diy mfa film Chinese history huffington post lesley university eating in japan michael emmerich catcher in the rye my year of dirt and water the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me japan memoir book talk nova scotia astro boy travel Japan book reading dirt and water understandind china through comics japanese business book miyazaki Year of the Dog the inland sea Tokyo Olympics rachel manley monk japanese people benjamin franklin award koto pulitzer prize asian review of books japan visitor japanese etiquette kimba the white lion publicity how to what do in japan death visitor gallery awa 4k criterion the asian review of books gaijinpot Chinese Astrology anime Art/Design shun medoruma hooked cross polite the hidden writer Japan new york Japanese literature holocaust steve heller travel to japan Christianity in Japan classic poetry stone bridge cafe Children's Books japanese drunk learning shamisen graphic novels hong kong the buddhist swastika hate t.k. nakagaki peace simba fred schodt studying in japan do it right and be polite ripe mangoes swastika expat in japan review hippocampus magazine bookstore nazi podcast The Colorado Review japan food steve alpert why we write podcast japan culture translators new release japanese studio ghibli pottery gaijin ningen shikkaku 2019 benjamin franklin awards manners kyoto rebecca otowa japanese craft janet pocorbba paul mccarthy buddhist swastika zen monk bushido foreword indies 15 years at studio ghibli kansuke naka washington dc china vacation World War II seppuku bird talk and other stories jungle emperor UCLA japanese customs Japanese aesthetics a memoir blurb center of east asian studies buddhist zen monk in japan author books japanese history ritual comic history china guide chinese suicide tomoko aoyama Children's Literature brad hawley Chinese culture book signing illustration shamisen performance oh tama japan custom Olympics japanese instrument travel literature VIZ performance traditional japanese instrumenet amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan ex pat literature amys guide to best behavior in japan miswest book review mark gibeau book award dark horse dazai anne prescott shamisen china smart Okinawan literature fantasy literature buddhism 47 ronin the japan times literature japan guide foreword indies award forest gander poet chinese comics event memoir in japan japanese cutlure