Award Winning Books: Asian Studies

Challenging Beijing's Mandate of Heaven

Taiwan's Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement

Ming-sho Ho

Named one of the "Best Books" of 2019 by Foreign Affairs
Taiwan's Academica Sinica Book Award, 2019

Analyzing the dynamics of two recent nonviolent, student-led protests in light of China’s growth and power

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 6 figures, 2 maps


Culinary Fictions

Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture

Anita Mannur

Anita Mannur, recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Association for Asian American Studies

An exploration of how and why food matters in the culture and literature of the South Asian diaspora

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 figures, 1 halftone


Mobilizing Gay Singapore

Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State

Lynette Chua

Distinguished Book Award from the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association, 2015
Awarded a certificate from the International Convention of Asia Scholar's Book Prize acknowledging it as Ground-Breaking Matter in the Social Sciences category by the 2015 Reading Committee, 2015

How gay activism survives in a state that maintains power while promoting the rule of law and social harmony

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 1 map


Musicians from a Different Shore

Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music

Mari Yoshihara

"Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award" from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2007

Why do so many Asians devote their lives to playing Western classical music?

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


Refugee Lifeworlds

The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia

Y-Dang Troeung

2023 American Studies Association Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize for International Scholarship in Transnational American Studies
Finalist for the 2023 PROSE Awards in the Humanities category North American and U.S. History
Finalist for the Jim Deva Prize for Writing that Provokes, one of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes

Exploring key works that have emerged out of the Cambodian refugee archive

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 color photos, 6 halftones