We are pleased to announce that the Government of Japan honored UC Press author Merry White today with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon decoration. The award recognizes Professor White’s significant contribution to the development of Japanese studies and the introduction of Japanese culture in the United States.
Merry White, better [more...]
Seven hundred years after sinking to the bottom in the seething waters of a legendary battle, shipwreck fragments, pieces of armor, weapons, bones, and other relics lie submerged off the coast of Japan. These are the remains of Khubilai Khan’s navy, sent to invade Japan, but lost in the swirl of an [more...]
Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China, about China’s one-child rule, by Susan Greenhalgh, has recently won the Association for Asian Studies’ Joseph Levenson Book Prize for the Best Book on China Post-1900.
The prize, which is accompanied by a gift of $1000 to the author, is given to books that “make the greatest [more...]