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Cornell East Asia Series

The Cornell East Asia Series (CEAS) became an imprint of Cornell University Press in July 2019.

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Housed in the East Asia Program, CEAS is an internationally known, award-winning scholarly press. CEAS publishes on subjects relative to the cultures of East Asia, covering topics in history, culture and society, and translations of literary works. The series produces scholarly monographs, specialized textbooks, and well-integrated edited volumes on China, Japan, and Korea (North and South). We invite authors to submit scholarly monographs, translations of literature, and significant work of literary criticism, social analysis, specialized textbooks, well-integrated volumes of essays. CEAS actively seeks works on translations of modern Japanese poetry. CEAS brings quality scholarship and unique research by authors worldwide to an academic audience and general readers. 

Since its inception in 1973 as a venue for publishing papers in the East Asia Program, the Series has grown into its current status as a publisher with a reputation for quality and specialized academic titles. More than 200 volumes have been published to date, with hundreds of titles in print and dozens of titles available digitally for free through the Cornell University Library.


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Morio Kita
Translator: Masako Inamoto T his volume introduces short stories and essays by Kita Morio (1927-2011), one of the most significant, prolific, and beloved postwar writers in Japan. Also known by his…
Xiaojia Hou
This is the first monograph in English on how China's agricultural collectivization began. In 1953, the Chinese Communist Party launched a system of agricultural collectivization to lean the…
Glynne Walley
Good Dogs explores the intersection of didacticism, Chinese vernacular scholarship, social criticism, and commercial storytelling in late Tokugawa Japan through an examination of a masterpiece of…
Translator: John R. Bentley Kokugaku (national study) is an academic field of study that spans a number of disciplines, including philology, poetry, literature, linguistics, history, religion, and…
Leopold Müller
Translators and Editors: Elizabeth Markham, Naoko Terauchi, and Rembrandt Wolpert Despite their significance, the writings on Japanese music by Prussian medical scientist and physician Leopold…
Yung-Hee Kim
Gendered Landscapes presents nine short stories and novellas by representative modern Korean women writers dating from the 1930s to the end of the 1990s.  Signature pieces selected from the acclaimed…
Bishop D. McKendree
From the Foreword by David McCann: "Bishop McKendree's gathering of songs and poems from the Japanese prisoner of war camps of World War II is a remarkable outcome to a brutal experience....The…
Chonghwa Lee, Rebecca Jennison, and Brett de Bary
EDITED BY CHONGHWA LEE, TRANSLATED BY REBECCA JENNISON AND BRETT DE BARY Still Hear the Wound: Towards an Asia, Politics, Art To Come introduces English language readers for the first time to work by…
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Authors, we invite you to submit scholarly monographs, translations of literature, and major work of literary criticism, social analysis, specialized textbooks, well-integrated volumes of essays. We actively seek works on translations of modern Japanese poetry. CEAS invites authors to submit works of the following categories on subjects relative to the cultures of East Asia:

  • Modern Japanese poetry
  • Scholarly monographs
  • Translations of literature
  • Studies and analysis of major works of social criticism
  • Specialized textbooks
  • Well-integrated volumes of essays
  • History
  • Geography
  • Anthropological studies

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If after reviewing the work, we find that it is suitable for our series, the manuscript will be sent for peer review. Due to the volume of submissions received and the time necessary to search for a suitable reviewer, we ask for your patience with the review process.

We do not require authors to submit camera-ready copy (CRC) of their book. Authors who wish to submit CRC as a result of complex presentation of materials, fonts, or other issues, should contact CEAS before making a decision to submit CRC.

If submitting a work of translation or if you are using copyrighted material, please be prepared to show that permission has been obtained for use of materials. In the case of translation from a text, please obtain approval from the publisher who printed the original publication. Where permission fees are due, CEAS regrets that we are unable to compensate the author for any fees incurred.

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