February 17, 2020 – Leiden | Boston | Paderborn | Singapore | Beijing – Brill has entered into a partnership with Harvard University Asia Center to distribute all the e-books published by Harvard University Asia Center. The current e-book collection includes over 500 titles and around 16-20 new titles will be added to the collection annually. Nearly all the titles belong to one of three monograph series: Harvard East Asian Monographs, Harvard-Yenching Institute Monographs, and the Harvard Contemporary China Series.
By country, approximately 50% of the books in this collection are on China, 40% Japan, 10% Korea, and 1% other (Vietnam, India, Mongolia and other Asian regions). By field, approximately 50% of the books in this collection are on history, 20% literature, 5% business & economics, 5% religion, 5% politics & policy, 5% anthropology, sociology & regional studies, 3% art history, 3% popular culture & cinema, and 1% law, with a few miscellaneous topics.
James Robson, James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and William Fung Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, and Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University, and Chair, Asia Center Publications Executive Committee, said: “The Harvard University Asia Center is one of the world’s largest and widely-respected publishers of scholarly books in Asian Studies. More than 550 titles, many of which have won awards from national and international scholarly associations, have been published since the 1950s in the three academic book series that the Center now oversees. We are delighted to join now with Brill and our hope is that this collaboration will make both our newly published cutting-edge scholarship and rare classic monographs more widely available to scholars worldwide.”
Uri Tadmor, Publishing Director Asian Studies at Brill, added: “As one of the world’s oldest publishers on Asian Studies, Brill is thrilled to enter this new cooperation with the renowned Harvard University Asia Center. Numerous titles published by the Center have been awarded prestigious book prizes, attesting to their excellence and relevance to the field. Thanks to our cooperation, the impact of the Center’s books is expected to grow even further, as they reach new audiences via Brill’s extensive distribution network worldwide.”
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About Harvard University Asia Center The Asia Center is a university-wide research center with four priorities: 1) fostering research and teaching on Asia in transnational and transregional perspective, recognizing that Asian nations and their peoples have been inextricably interconnected with one another and with those of other regions for much of history; 2) increasing the resources and number of Harvard faculty members and students engaged in the study of Asia by promoting expansive and inclusive coverage, with particular attention to strengthening teaching and research at Harvard on Southeast Asia; 3) advancing new transdisciplinary knowledge on Asia by catalyzing the interaction and collaboration of faculty members and students from across Harvard’s many schools; and 4) forging inclusive networks representing varied perspectives and backgrounds by connecting faculty members and students with scholars, practitioners, professionals, policy makers, and communities in the United States, Asia, and globally to address critical transregional challenges and opportunities, and to foster international understanding and strengthen mutual respect.
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