Expediting Humanities Publications with New Joint Book Series2019-06-26

Expediting International Humanities Publications with New Joint Book Series: East-West Encounters in Literature and Cultural Studies
National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and The University of South Carolina Press (SC Press) are pleased to announce a new interdisciplinary and collaborative book series: East-West Encounters in Literature and Cultural Studies. This innovative English-language series will focus on scholarly works in a range of fields, such as language, literature, drama, and cultural studies—including precolonial, colonial, modern, and contemporary East-West contacts—and will provide an international forum for cutting-edge research. 

L-R: Series editors Miller, Li, and Fu, with SC Press Director Richard Brown
The series editors are Paul Allen Miller, Ph.D., vice provost, director of international affairs and Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina, and Bennett Fu, Ph.D., professor, and Chi-she Li, Ph.D., associate professor, both in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at National Taiwan University.
“This new series is not only a historic development for our two great university presses, but it also offers a new venue for innovative scholarship on East-West encounters,” said Miller. “We seek not just to trace the reality of those interactions but to foster new dialogues, open new horizons, and bring forth a truly global perspective at this critical juncture in world history.”   
“After more than two years of negotiation, the co-publication is a significant milestone of bridging East Asian and Anglophone scholarly productions and contributions,” said Fu. “With this project we also seek a global readership across continents,” added Li. 
The first volume in the series, Digitalizing the Global Text: Philosophy, Literature, and Culture, edited by Paul Allen Miller, will be published jointly by NTUP and SC Press in December 2019 in both print and digital editions. Future volumes will address, among other topics, cosmopolitanism and global queer sexualities. 
A call for manuscripts is being issued in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Interested scholars should contact either NTUP or SC Press for submission.