New Catalog Available: New Books Fall 2011-Spring 2012

New Books 2011-2012
The UH Press New Books Fall 2011-Spring 2012 catalog is now available! To view the 5.4M PDF, click on the catalog cover image to the left.

Highlights for Fall 2011 include:

* A handy guide to “power foods”: fruits, vegetables, and nuts that could save your life (Eat Smart, Stay Well)

* The story behind the conservation of  the Big Island’s King Kamehameha statue and its meaning for the residents of Kapa‘au (The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai‘i)

* John Clark’s history of traditional Hawaiian surfing (Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past)

* The second Mina Beckwith and Ned Manusia murder mystery from Victoria Kneubuhl (Murder Leaves Its Mark)

* A penetrating, personal look at the effects of colonialism, poverty, and drug addiction in Hawai‘i (Big Happiness: The Life and Death of a Modern Hawaiian Warrior)

* An illustrated compilation of traditional Hawaiian design (Links to the Past: The Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans)

* A work celebrating the philosophy and way of life of Native Hawaiian culture (No Na Mamo: Traditional and Contemporary Hawaiian Beliefs and Practices)

* An exploration of the cultural logic behind the custom of burning paper money in China and elsewhere (Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld)

* The history of one of the most important movements in modern Japanese art (Maximum Embodiment: Yoga, and the “Western Painting” of Japan, 1912-1955)

* A literary introduction to the Vietnamese-American experience (My Viet: Vietnamese-American Literature in English, 1962–Present)

* A long-awaited work that uncovers the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy in a single volume (Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook)