NTU and USC Advance Publications with New Joint Book Series2019-11-06

National Taiwan University Press (NTU Press) and the University of South Carolina Press (USC Press) are pleased to announce the establishment of 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 on intercultural encounters in a range of disciplines, such as language, literature, drama, and cultural studies, and across different periods, including precolonial, colonial, modern, and contemporary East-West contacts. This book series will provide an international forum for cutting-edge humanities research.

From left: Series editors Miller, Li, and Fu, with USC Press Director Richard Brown.
The series editors are Dr. Paul Allen Miller, USC Vice Provost, Director of International Affairs, and Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature; Dr. Bennett Fu, NTU Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures; and Dr. Chi-She Li, NTU Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
“This new series is not only a historic breakthrough for our two great university presses, but it also offers a new venue for innovative scholarship on East-West encounters,” said Dr. 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 Dr. Fu. “With this project we also seek a global readership across continents,” added Dr. Li.
The first volume in the series, Digitalizing the Global Text: Philosophy, Literature, and Culture, edited by Dr. Miller, will be published jointly by NTU Press and USC Press in December 2019 in both print and digital editions. Future volumes will include essay collections that address, among other topics, cosmopolitanism and global queer sexualities, as well as monographs by single authors.
A call for manuscripts is being issued in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Interested scholars should contact either NTU Press or USC Press about submitting book proposals and manuscripts.