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Since its establishment in 1947, the University of Hawai‘i Press has been dedicated to publishing books and journals of exceptional merit. The Press launched with the quarterly, Pacific Science, followed shortly by quarterly Philosophy East and West. Both journals are still in print 70 years later, and today the Press publishes journals in a range of subject areas covering the humanities and social sciences. We welcome the opportunity to add your journal to our publishing program.

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  • Special Publication: Papers from the Seventh International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics, JSEALS

    The Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society recently published its third special publication. “Papers from the Seventh International Conference on Austro-Asiatic Linguistics” is a collection of nine papers.

    The conference, held every two years, took place in Kiel, Germany in Fall 2017. This is the fourth published conference proceedings since the conference’s inception at the University of Hawai‘i in 1973. The first was an Oceanic Linguistics special issue in 1976, followed by publications in 2011 and 2014.

    “With this special issue we return full circle to publication under the University of Hawai’i Press, and are extremely excited to be part of a new wave of Austroasiatic [AA] studies,” writes editors Hiram Ring and Felix Rau. “There is much work yet to be done on these languages with all their diversity and complexity, but given the multiple perspectives and insights represented by the authors in this volume, and the increasing focus by AA researchers on making underlying data accessible, the outlook for AA studies in the coming century is incredibly positive.”

  • Support MĀNOA's Upcoming Title, Becoming Brazil

    The team at MĀNOA has just launched two ways to support the longstanding journal of international writing. Supporters can back the upcoming issue, Becoming Brazil, through Kickstarter and also pledge support for the journal overall through Patreon.

    Support Becoming Brazil on Kickstarter

    Becoming Brazil Manoa 30-2 Front CoverBecoming Brazil: New Fiction, Poetry, and Memoir is the forthcoming title from MĀNOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. The issue includes more than two dozen works by canonical twentieth-century Brazilian writers, innovative contemporary authors, and new voices, many of them in translation for the first time.

    Authors include Conceição Evaristo, Marcílio França Castro, Milton Hatoum, José Luiz Passos, and João Guimarães Rosa. Becoming Brazil also features images by celebrated photographers Sebastião Salgado and Marcio Rodrigues. Guest-edited by Eric M. B. Becker (founder of Words without Borders) and MĀNOA contributing editor Noah Perales-Estoesta, Becoming Brazil will appear in a handsome print edition from the University of Hawai‘i Press, a digital edition through Project MUSE; and an ebook through Amazon.com.

    Learn how to support Becoming Brazil on Kickstarter.

    Support MĀNOA through Patreon

  • Journal of Korean Religions, Vol. 9#2, 2018

    This issue of the Journal of Korean Religions is on Confucian Spirituality in East Asian Contexts with guest editor, Philip J. Ivanhoe. From the editor's introduction:

    Clifford Geertz writes, ''We are, in sum, incomplete or unfinished animals who complete ourselves through culture—and not through culture in general but through highly particular forms of it.''1 At least part of his point is that unlike other animals, many of whom—like bees, ducks, or dolphins—live in complex and orderly societies, human beings are creatures that come into the world with only a partially written script, unsure of exactly what characters they are to play, what roles they should fulfill, and how they and their actions contribute to some larger scheme or plan. Like culture, religion attempts to fill in the script by providing accounts of human nature, the proper roles humans should play, and how human actions contribute to some grand vision or cosmic plan. Nevertheless, as Geertz makes clear, we can only understand how religion does what it does by looking carefully at particular religions. This special issue of the Journal of Korean Religions seeks to do just that by being dedicated to ''Confucian Spirituality in East Asian Contexts.'' The five essays it contains explore a set of interrelated issues about how Confucians, among them Koreans, fill in the script of human life aiming to orient and guide human beings to satisfying and meaningful lives. These essays describe key components of a distinctively Confucian form of spirituality by analyzing characteristically Confucian concerns with cultivating the self in ways that complete human nature, enable one to fulfill one's proper roles within family and society, take one's correct place in the world, and realize the Heavenly ordained purpose of one's life.

  • U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, Vol. 53, 2018

    This issue includes the following scholarly articles.

    Facing Modernity: Japanese Women and Hygienic Facial Culture (Biganjutsu) in the Early Twentieth Century
    JENNIFER EVANS

    “Uncovering the Waste of the World”: Women and the State in Japanese Wartime Waste Campaigns, 1937-1945
    REBECCA TOMPKINS

    The Contradictions of the Womenomics Campaign: Abe Shinzō’s Employment Reforms and Japan’s Public Service Workers
    CHARLES WEATHERS

    X-Rated and Excessively Long: Ji-Amari in Hayashi Amari’s Tanka
    JON HOLT

    Stories by Fujino Kaori: Fear in the Form
    KENDALL HEITZMAN

    "Today's Modern Spirits"
    FUJINO KAORI

    "Identity,"
    FUJINO KAORI