The University of California Press is offering free access to many of its monographs under the Luminos Open Access publishing program. Below are several titles that focus on the politics, history, culture and religion of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia.
The monographs are downloaded as PDFs under Creative Commons license.
Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace by Lowell Dittmer (ed.)
Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan by Kate McDonald
Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937–1945 by Nicole Elizabeth Barnes
The Clarion of Syria: A Patriot’s Call against the Civil War of 1860 by Butrus Al-Bustani
Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology by Katharina Galor
Palestinian Chicago: Identity in Exile by Loren D. Lybarger
Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires by Lori Khatchadourian
The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca by Nile Green (ed.)
The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan by Torunn Wimpelmann
Impersonations: The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance by Harshita Mruthinti Kamath
The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone by Deborah L. Stein
Witness to Marvels: Sufism and Literary Imagination by Tony K. Stewart
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
The University of California Press, through its Luminos Open Access program, aims to “increase visibility and impact of scholarly work” by offering free and accessibly digital formats of monographs. View the complete list of free resources.
The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.
Beyond ASEAN: Global and Local Impacts of Balancing Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities | A Zoom Forum (13 Jan 2021)
The UP Asian Center will hold a virtual research conference, “Beyond ASEAN: Global and Local Impacts of Balancing Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities,” on 13 January 2021, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Philippine time via Zoom.
Toyota in the Philippines: 30 Years and Beyond in Nation-Building | Lecture and Book Launch (17 Dec 2020)
The UP Asian Center will be holding “Toyota in the Philippines: 30 Years and Beyond in Nation-Building | Lecture and Book Launch” on 17 December 2020, 2-4 pm (Philippine time) via Zoom.
Bap Meogeureo Gaja! Tara, Kain Tayo! : A Korean and Filipino (Fusion) Cuisine Demonstration (2 Dec 2020)
The UP Asian Center will be holding the "Bap Meogeureo Gaja! Tara, Kain Tayo! : A Korean and Filipino (Fusion) Cuisine Demonstration" on 2 December 2020, 10 am - 12 nn, Philippine time, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public.
The UP Asian Center will hold a webinar, “Recent Developments in Inter-Korea Relations,” on 2 December 2020, 2 pm, Philippine time, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but interested participants are required to register using an authenticated Zoom account.