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Transpacific Studies

Janet Alison Hoskins, Series Editor
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Series Editor

In recent years, the issue of how regions are connected and what kinds of cultural exchanges take place on a global scale has become of increasing importance. The term Transpacific has come to signify the nexus of these flows of culture, capital, ideas and labor across the Pacific. Drawing from Asian Studies, American Studies and Asian-American Studies, a new generation of scholars are developing new models for considering the geopolitical struggle over the Pacific and its attendant possibilities for inequality and exploitation. The word and concept of the Transpacific can be harnessed for purposes of both domination and resistance.

The Transpacific Studies Series seeks to publish monographs that look at cultural and political movements and artistic works that have arisen to contest state, corporate and military ambitions, and attempt to place them in a context that should be more dynamic than older ideas of the "Asia Pacific" or the "Pacific Rim" of global trade.

Series Editors

Janet Hoskins is Professor of Anthropology and Religion at the University of Southern California. She is the author of The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific CaodaismThe Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on History, Calendars and Exchange, and Biographical Objects: How Things Tell the Stories of People’s Live.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian AmericaNothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, and the novel The Sympathizer, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Editorial Board

Brian Bernards is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California.

Nancy Lutkehaus is Professor of Anthropology and Political Science at the University of Southern California.

Format and Funding

Transpacific 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. Subvention begins at $7500 for non-UC authors, $5000 for UC authors. (UCLA and UCSD authors require no outside funding due to an Open Access subvention available from their campus libraries). Books shall not exceed 90,000 words and 20 images.