A Luminous Open Access Book Series
Shu-mei Shih, Series Editor
Sinophone Studies seeks to publish cutting-edge scholarship in Sinophone studies, which is devoted to the study of Sinitic-language communities and cultures around the world constituted by histories of immigration, empire, continental colonialism, and settler colonialism. In recent decades, the field has seen an explosive growth in terms of both high-level scholarly engagement as well as quantity of publications. As an interdisciplinary field that is situated at the intersection of multiple fields, Sinophone studies captures the critical and innovative front in the related intellectual configurations of area studies, postcolonial studies, ethnic studies, minority nationality studies, transnational studies, immigration studies, settler colonial studies, indigenous studies, diaspora studies, cinema studies, queer studies, and others. We seek manuscripts that do not merely examine Sinophone communities and cultures as data, object, or case, but engage conceptually with Sinophone studies as a field from comparative, relational, theoretical, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Shu-mei Shih is a Professor of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds honorary appointments at the University of Hong Kong and National Taiwan Normal University.
Ien Ang, Distinguished Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
Howard Chiang, Associate Professor of Chinese and Sinophone History, UC Davis
Kuei-fen Chiu, Distinguished Professor of Taiwan Literature, National Chung-hsing University, Taiwan
Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Duke University
Madeline Y. Hsu, Professor of Asian American History, University of Texas, Austin
Louisa Schein, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Chair of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University
David D. Wang, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University
Winnie Wong, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Art History, UC Berkeley
Mayfair Yang, Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Format and Funding:
Sinophone Studies will be an open access book series with the University of California Press’s Luminos Program. Books in the series will be made available as free e-books as well as paperback editions. It is understood that as participants in the Luminous program, authors are expected to forgo royalties on any future sales of the paperback editions. Books shall not exceed 130,000 words and 20 images.
Please email a CV and brief description or abstract (not to exceed 1,000 words) of your book to Shu-mei Shih at firstname.lastname@example.org