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Oceanic Linguistics, vol. 58 no. 1 (2019)

Schapper Map 1
Map 1, Distribution of Smell/Kiss Colexification in Southeast Asia and Beyond in Antoinette Schapper’s article, “The Ethno-Linguistic Relationship between Smelling and Kissing: A Southeast Asian Case Study” in this issue of Oceanic Linguistics.

The summer issue of Oceanic Linguistics is the first from the new editorial team, lead by Daniel Kaufman, Yuko Otsuka, and Antoinette Schapper. Read more about the transition in this issue’s editorial note. The journal is now accepting submissions online at


A Syntactic Motivation for Valency Reduction: Antipassive Constructions in Ulwa
Russell Barlow

Reintroducing Welaun
Owen Edwards

Language Contact and Gender in Tetun Dili: What Happens When Austronesian Meets Romance?
John Hajek and Catharina Williams-van Klinken

The Ethno-Linguistic Relationship between Smelling and Kissing: A Southeast Asian Case Study
Antoinette Schapper

A Second Look at Proto-Land Dayak Vowels
Alexander D. Smith

Book Reviews

Histoire et voyages des plantes cultivées à Madagascar by Philippe Beaujard (review)
Sander Adelaar

Critical Christianity: Translation and denominational conflict in Papua New Guinea by Courtney Handman (review)
Joel Bradshaw

Book Lovers Day Sale 2019

National Book Lovers Day is celebrated on August 9th every year. This is an unofficial holiday observed to encourage bibliophiles to celebrate reading and literature. People are advised to put away their smartphones and every possible technological distraction and pick up a book to read.

The University of Hawaii Press is celebrating this day by offering discounts on the following titles:


National Language Month Sale 2019

In celebration of National Language Month, the University of Hawaii Press is offering discounts on language related titles from August 1 – 31. You can view all on sale titles here.

9780824834937A Dictionary of Mah Meri as Spoken at Bukit BangkongPaperback$40.00 $28.00
9780824830618A Grammar of South Efate: An Oceanic Language of VanuatuPaperback$41.00 $28.70
9780824830007A Handbook of ‘Phags-Pa ChineseHardback$44.00 $30.80
9780824822170A History of Writing in JapanPaperback$27.00 $18.90
9780824838164A Resource for Korean Grammar InstructionHardback$55.00 $38.50
9780824850425A Study of Saisiyat MorphologyPaperback$40.00 $28.00
9780824811174A Vietnamese Reference GrammarPaperback$35.00 $24.50
9780824827663ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive DictionaryHardback$45.00 $31.50
9780824823207ABC Chinese-English Dictionary: Desk Reference EditionHardback$28.00 $19.60
9780824856106ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese PhonogramsHardback$70.00 $49.00
9780824827700ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs (Yanyu)Paperback$20.00 $14.00
9780824822217ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs (Yanyu)Hardback$60.00 $42.00
9780824823313ABC Dictionary of Sino-Japanese ReadingsHardback$55.00 $38.50
9780824834852ABC English-Chinese Chinese-English DictionaryPaperback$20.00 $14.00
9780824829759ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old ChineseHardback$64.00 $44.80
9780824822613Acts of Reading: Exploring Connections in Pedagogy of JapaneseHardback$52.00 $36.40
9780824816865All About HawaiianPaperback$11.99 $8.39
9780824819354An Erromangan (Sye) GrammarPaperback$40.00 $28.00
9781624120138An Illustrated Guide to Korean: Essential Words and PhrasesPaperback$25.00 $17.50
9788776942724Asia Through Nordic Eyes: Fifty Years of Nordic Scholarship on AsiaPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824818920Asia’s Orthographic DilemmaPaperback$24.00 $16.80
9780824828806Bislama Reference GrammarPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824802691Chamorro Reference GrammarPaperback$31.00 $21.70
9780824803537Chamorro-English DictionaryPaperback$31.00 $21.70
9780824833640Chinese Writing and CalligraphyPaperback$25.00 $17.50
9780824809447Conversational Tagalog: A Functional-Situational ApproachPaperback$24.00 $16.80
9788776941161Dictionary of Kammu Yuan Language and CultureHardback$120.00 $84.00
9780824834739English-Tahitian, Tahitian-English DictionaryHardback$64.00 $44.80
9780824857875Essential Hindi Grammar: With Examples from Modern Hindi LiteratureHardback$75.00 $52.50
9780824871857Essential Hindi Grammar: With Examples from Modern Hindi LiteraturePaperback$39.00 $27.30
9781624121005Essential Korean Idioms: 300 Idioms to Upgrade Your KoreanPaperback$27.00 $18.90
9780824828899Expressive Japanese: A Reference Guide for Sharing Emotion and EmpathyPaperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824831561Fundamental Spoken ChinesePaperback$39.00 $27.30
9780824831578Fundamental Written ChinesePaperback$39.00 $27.30
9780824831769Fundamentals of Japanese Grammar: Comprehensive AcquisitionPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824831318Gagana Samoa: A Samoan Language Coursebook, Revised EditionPaperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824817381Handbook of Korean Vocabulary: A Resource for Word Recognition and ComprehensionHardback$90.00 $63.00
9780824818159Handbook of Korean Vocabulary: A Resource for Word Recognition and ComprehensionPaperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824810184Handbook of Tagalog Verbs: Inflection, Modes, and AspectsPaperback$28.00 $19.60
9780824859114Handbook of Tagalog Verbs: Inflection, Modes, and AspectsHardback$90.00 $63.00
9788991913691Hangeul: Korea’s Unique AlphabetPaperback$15.00 $10.50
9780824807030Hawaiian Dictionary: Hawaiian-English English-Hawaiian Revised and Enlarged EditionHardback$36.99 $25.89
9780824824891Hawaiian GrammarPaperback$27.00 $18.90
9780824830090Ho’opilipili ‘Olelo II: Hawaiian Language Crossword Puzzles, Word Search Puzzles, Change-a-Letter Puzzles, and Crossword DictionaryPaperback$19.00 $13.30
9789715506601How My Sons Lost Their TagalogPaperback$30.00 $21.00
9780824827601Ideogram: Chinese Characters and the Myth of Disembodied MeaningPaperback$25.00 $17.50
9780824834784Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 1Paperback$27.00 $18.90
9780824835743Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 2Paperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824835750Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 3Paperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824834500Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning 1, Second EditionPaperback$20.00 $14.00
9780824876500Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning 1, Third EditionPaperback$24.00 $19.20
9780824835163Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning 2, Second EditionPaperback$20.00 $14.00
9780824836511Integrated Korean Workbook: Intermediate 1, Second EditionPaperback$25.00 $17.50
9780824824235Integrated Korean Workbook: Intermediate 2, First EditionPaperback$25.00 $17.50
9780824838676Integrated Korean Workbook: Intermediate 2, Second EditionPaperback$25.00 $17.50
9780824827519Integrated Korean: Advanced 1Paperback$30.00 $21.00
9780824827779Integrated Korean: Advanced 2Paperback$30.00 $21.00
9780824825683Integrated Korean: Advanced Intermediate 1Paperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824825263Integrated Korean: Advanced Intermediate 2Paperback$31.00 $21.70
9780824834401Integrated Korean: Beginning 1, Second EditionPaperback$28.00 $19.60
9780824876197Integrated Korean: Beginning 1, Third EditionPaperback$32.00 $25.60
9780824835156Integrated Korean: Beginning 2, Second EditionPaperback$28.00 $19.60
9780824821753Integrated Korean: Beginning Level 1 Workbook, First EditionPaperback$20.00 $14.00
9780824825690Integrated Korean: High Advanced 1Paperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824825805Integrated Korean: High Advanced 2Paperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824877927Integrated Korean: High Intermediate 1Paperback$32.00 $25.60
9780824882761Integrated Korean: High Intermediate 2Paperback$32.00 $25.60
9780824836504Integrated Korean: Intermediate 1, Second EditionPaperback$31.00 $21.70
9780824824228Integrated Korean: Intermediate 2, First EditionPaperback$35.00 $24.50
9780824838133Integrated Korean: Intermediate 2, Second EditionPaperback$35.00 $24.50
9780824826451Intermediate Ilokano: An Integrated Language and Culture Reading TextPaperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824807764Intermediate Tagalog: Developing Cultural Awareness through LanguagePaperback$27.00 $18.90
9780824818784Japanese Communication: Language and Thought in ContextPaperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824810177Japanese Language and Culture for Business and TravelPaperback$30.00 $21.00
9780824807740Japanese Now: Volume 1, TextbookPaperback$17.00 $11.90
9780824807979Japanese Now: Volume 2, Exercise SheetPaperback$6.50 $4.55
9780824807962Japanese Now: Volume 2, Teacher’s ManualPaperback$17.00 $11.90
9780824807955Japanese Now: Volume 2, TextbookHardback$22.00 $15.40
9780824810429Japanese Now: Volume 3, TextbookHardback$22.00 $15.40
9780824810443Japanese Now: Volume 3, Exercise SheetPaperback$6.50 $4.55
9780824810436Japanese Now: Volume 3, Teacher’s ManualPaperback$22.00 $15.40
9780824811990Japanese Now: Volume 4, TextbookHardback$26.00 $18.20
9780824812485Japanese Now: Volume 4, Teacher’s ManualPaperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824812492Japanese Now: Volume 4, Exercise SheetPaperback$8.00 $5.60
9780824812591Ka Lei Haaheo: Beginning HawaiianPaperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824813727Ka Lei Haaheo: Beginning Hawaiian (Teacher’s Guide and Answer Key)Paperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824855857Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Methodologies: Mo‘olelo and MetaphorPaperback$18.00 $12.60
9780824826024Keigo in Modern Japan: Polite Language from Meiji to the PresentHardback$47.00 $32.90
9780908940073Kimihia Te Mea Ngaro: Seek That Which Is LostPaperback$25.00 $17.50
9780824832513Kokota GrammarPaperback$36.00 $25.20
9780824824778Korean CompositionPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9781624120688Korean Language for BeginnersPaperback$25.00 $17.50
9780824826949Korean Language in Culture and SocietyPaperback$33.00 $23.10
9780824824990Korean Reader for Chinese CharactersPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824832780Koreo-Japonica: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic OriginHardback$55.00 $38.50
9780824808594Learn Japanese: New College Text; Volume 1Paperback$23.00 $16.10
9780824808815Learn Japanese: New College Text; Volume 2Paperback$23.00 $16.10
9780824808969Learn Japanese: New College Text; Volume 3Paperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824809515Learn Japanese: New College Text; Volume 4Paperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824834821Learning Japanese for Real: A Guide to Grammar, Use, and Genres of the Nihongo WorldHardback$62.00 $43.40
9780824835408Learning Japanese for Real: A Guide to Grammar, Use, and Genres of the Nihongo WorldPaperback$30.00 $21.00
9780824834791Let’s Speak Indonesian: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 1Paperback$27.00 $18.90
9780824834807Let’s Speak Indonesian: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 2Paperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824802837Let’s Speak Hawaiian; E Kama’ilio Hawai’i Kakou, revised edition: A Comprehensive Hawaiian Language Text for Classroom StudyPaperback$27.00 $18.90
9780824808228Let’s Speak IlokanoPaperback$23.00 $16.10
9780824824976Making Sense of Japanese Grammar: A Clear Guide through Common ProblemsHardback$75.00 $52.50
9780824825836Making Sense of Japanese Grammar: A Clear Guide through Common ProblemsPaperback$22.00 $15.40
9780824828035Mamaka Kaiao: A Modern Hawaiian VocabularyPaperback$24.99 $17.49
9780824859930Marshallese Reference GrammarPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824804572Marshallese-English DictionaryPaperback$38.00 $26.60
9780824832643Minimal Old Chinese and Later Han Chinese: A Companion to Grammata Serica RecensaHardback$58.00 $40.60
9780824859206Modern Korean: An Intermediate ReaderHardback$105.00 $73.50
9780824822224Modern Korean: An Intermediate ReaderPaperback$30.00 $21.00
9780824813321Modern Tagalog: Grammatical Explanations and Exercises for Non-native SpeakersPaperback$18.00 $12.60
9781869693794My Language, My InspirationPaperback$36.00 $25.20
9780824813451New Palauan-English DictionaryHardback$44.00 $30.80
9780824813925New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary: With a Concise Grammar and Given Names in HawaiianPaperback$7.99 $5.59
9780824823757Nhanda: An Aboriginal Language of Western AustraliaPaperback$27.00 $18.90
9780824857790North Borneo Sourcebook: Vocabularies and FunctorsPaperback$50.00 $35.00
9780824825959O si Manu a Alii: A Text for the Advanced Study of Samoan Language and CulturePaperback$43.00 $30.10
9780824831028Okinawan-English WordbookPaperback$19.00 $13.30
9780824829322Otto Dempwolff’s Grammar of the Jabem Language in New GuineaPaperback$19.00 $13.30
9780824859183Pacific Languages: An IntroductionHardback$90.00 $63.00
9780824818982Pacific Languages: An IntroductionPaperback$40.00 $28.00
9789715506496Perspectives on Philippine Languages: Five Centuries of European ScholarshipPaperback$66.00 $46.20
9780824805241Place Names of HawaiiPaperback$17.99 $12.59
9780824811877Pocket Place Names of HawaiiPaperback$6.99 $4.89
9780824807184Ponapean Reference GrammarPaperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824859084Ponapean-English DictionaryHardback$75.00 $52.50
9780824805623Ponapean-English DictionaryPaperback$26.00 $18.20
9780824820473Readers Guide to Intermediate JapanesePaperback$24.00 $16.80
9780824833237Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese CharactersPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824836559Remembering Simplified Hanzi 2: How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese CharactersPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824835927Remembering the Kanji 1: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese CharactersPaperback$34.00 $23.80
9780824836696Remembering the Kanji 2: A Systematic Guide to Reading the Japanese CharactersPaperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824837020Remembering the Kanji 3: Writing and Reading the Japanese Characters for Upper Level ProficiencyPaperback$34.00 $23.80
9780824833244Remembering Traditional Hanzi 1: How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese CharactersPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824836566Remembering Traditional Hanzi 2: How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese CharactersPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780824826918Selected Readings in KoreanPaperback$36.00 $25.20
9780870222139Selections from Fornander’s Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-LorePaperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824835538Sivisa Titan: Sketch Grammar, Texts, Vocabulary Based on Material Collected by P. Josef Meier and Po MinisPaperback$40.00 $28.00
9780824804176Spoken Chamorro: Second EditionPaperback$31.00 $21.70
9780870222160Spoken HawaiianPaperback$31.00 $21.70
9780824859077Spoken HawaiianHardback$75.00 $52.50
9780870220708Spoken Marshallese: An Intensive Language Course with Grammatical Notes and GlossaryPaperback$29.00 $20.30
9780870226762Tagalog DictionaryPaperback$22.00 $15.40
9780870226779Tagalog StructuresPaperback$17.00 $11.90
9781869691783Te Kete Kupu: Nga Kupu Waiwai O Toku ReoPaperback$9.00 $6.30
9780824828981Teaching Mikadoism: The Attack on Japanese Language Schools in Hawaii, California, and Washington, 1919-1927Hardback$42.00 $29.40
9780824816919Tense and Aspect in KoreanPaperback$20.00 $14.00
9789747512250Thai Language and Culture for Beginners 1Paperback$40.00 $28.00
9789747512267Thai Language and Culture for Beginners 2Paperback$40.00 $28.00
9780824810689The Chinese Language: Fact and FantasyPaperback$23.00 $16.10
9780824866228The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth-Century Korean PoetryPaperback$20.00 $14.00
9780824817237The Korean Alphabet: Its History and StructurePaperback$45.00 $31.50
9780917880056The OtogibokoPaperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824832797The Role of Contact in the Origins of the Japanese and Korean LanguagesHardback$48.00 $33.60
9780824829254The Songmaker’s ChairPaperback$22.00 $15.40
9780824826017The Sounds of Korean: A Pronunciation GuidePaperback$24.00 $16.80
9780824859046The Sounds of Korean: A Pronunciation GuideHardback$75.00 $52.50
9780824802257The Student LoversPaperback$11.00 $7.70
9780824816377The Voices of Eden: A History of Hawaiian Language StudiesPaperback$31.00 $21.70
9780824815301Tonality in Austronesian LanguagesPaperback$24.00 $16.80
9789715420372Translating the Sugilanon: Re-framing the SignPaperback$20.00 $14.00
9780824836429Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian AmericaHardback$46.00 $32.20
9780824816049Treasury of Hawaiian Words in One Hundred and One CategoriesPaperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824812072Visible Speech: The Diverse Oneness of Writing SystemsHardback$39.00 $27.30
9780824831905William J. Gedney’s Comparative Tai Source BookPaperback$32.00 $22.40
9780824835385William J. Gedney’s Concise Saek-English, English-Saek LexiconPaperback$35.00 $24.50
9780824815080Written Japanese: An IntroductionPaperback$28.00 $19.60

Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review

The journal offers its readers up-to-date research findings, emerging trends, and cutting-edge perspectives concerning East Asian history and culture from scholars in both English-speaking and Asian language-speaking academic communities. The journal seeks to balance issues traditionally addressed by Western humanities and social science journals with issues of immediate concern to scholars in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.  Cross-Currents includes material from the sixteenth century to the present day that have significant implications for current models of understanding East Asian history and culture.

Cross-Currents is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, the Bibliography of Asian Studies, and Project MUSE.

Print Issues available for purchase:

8#1, 2019 includes special sections on Diasporic Art and Korean Identity, guest edited by Hijoo Son and Jooyeon Rhee.

This special section, titled “Diasporic Art and Korean Identity,” is the fruit of a two-day conference on “Korean Diaspora and the Arts” held at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in May 2017. The contributors explore new delineations of the political, social, cultural, and emotional landscapes inhabited by Koreans living in diaspora. Korean diasporic artists investigate the meaning of “Koreanness” through their paintings, political cartoons, theater, film, documentary, photographs, and multimedia art. The topic of diaspora—which Gabriel Sheffer defines as “ethnic minority groups residing and acting in host countries while maintaining material and sentimental ties to their homelands”—has received impressive scholarly attention in the humanities and social sciences, and Korean diaspora studies has been part of this trend (Sheffer 1986, 3).

Special Section, Air-Water-Land-Human: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health and Environment in East Asia, guest edited by Ruth Rogaski.

If East Asia has been defined by particular ideas about the intertwining of humans and the environment, it also gives us a reality in which humans and the environment are frequently at odds. Philosophies may have preached the harmony of the macrocosm and human microcosm, but this did not stop people from exploiting and harming the environment for centuries with catastrophic impact on human health (Elvin 2008; Perdue 1987; Totman 1989). The advent of capitalist development and its accompanying neoliberal philosophies have accelerated these processes to unimaginable effect. Indeed, it is impossible to think about East Asia today without touching on destructive links between humans and the environment, whether manifest in the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima, cancer villages in Sichuan, or bird flu pandemics emerging from Vietnam (Walker 2010; Lora-Wainwright 2013a; Porter forthcoming 2019). Historian Brett Walker’s observation about Japan holds true for all of East Asia: scholars “can no longer be content to ruminate on Japan’s exquisite harmony with nature” but must instead “explain how it has contributed to regional ecological collapse and global climate change” (Walker 2013, xiii).

Also available online in Project MUSE!

Other recent back issues:

7#2 Recent Research on North and South Korea

Writing Revolution Across Northeast Asia, guest edited by Steven S. Lee

7#1 Binding Maritime China: Control, Evasion, and Interloping, guest editors Eugenio Menegon, Philip Thai, and Xing Hang

6#2 Maps and Their Contexts: Reflections on Cartography and Culture in Premodern East Asia, guest edited by Robert Goree

Naming Modernity: Rebranding and Neologisms during China’s Interwar Global Moment in Eastern Asia, guest edited by Anna Belogurova

Order print copies by contacting: University of Hawai’i Press, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, HI 96822, Toll-free (U.S. & Canada):  Tel. 1-808-956-8833    Fax 1-808-988-6052 Tel. 1-888-UHPRESS  Fax 1-800-650-7811 Email: $25.00 per issue

In Memoriam: Trần Đình Trụ, 1935-2019

We mark last week’s passing of Trần Đình Trụ, the author of Ship of Fate: Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate (UH Press, 2017), with words from the book’s co-translators Jana K. Lipman and Bac Hoai Tran:  

Tran, smiling, seated at desk.“Trần Đình Trụ’s life story was one of grace, fortitude, and devotion to his family. A skilled seaman and a naval commander, he journeyed from North Vietnam to South Vietnam as a young man, and then from South Vietnam to the Philippines, Guam, Japan, and ultimately, the United States. In his memoir, he recounts his evacuation from South Vietnam in 1975, his experiences in a refugee camp in Guam, and his decision to return to Vietnam in October 1975 with more than 1500 Vietnamese repatriates as the captain of the Việt Nam Thương Tín. After he successfully navigated the ship back to Vietnam, the new government viewed him and the repatriates with fear and suspicion. Trần Đình Trụ suffered physical and psychological brutality in “re-education” camps for more than twelve years. On release, he finally rejoined with his family and resettled in the United States. Through his memoir, Trần Đình Trụ captured the singularity of his life story and the universality of despair and uncertainty at the end of war. He will be deeply missed by his family and community.”

Read more about the book and Tru’s life in an essay by Professor Lipman that first appeared in The Conversation and was republished on the UH Press blog.

Call for a Co-Editor for Rapa Nui Journal

Applications are invited for the position of co-editor of Rapa Nui Journal: The Journal of the Easter Island Foundation (RNJ). The journal is published by the University of Hawai‘i Press in partnership with the Easter Island Foundation. Dr. Mara Mulrooney has served as the journal editor for the past several years and is looking forward to sharing the editorial duties with one or two co-editors.

The journal, launched in 1986 as Rapa Nui Notes, serves as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region. Each issue may include Research Articles, Research Reports, Commentaries or Dialogues, Book or Media Reviews and EIF News.

RNJ is published twice a year and welcomes contributions from a wide range of social, cultural, indigenous and historical disciplines on topics related to the lives and cultures of the peoples of Rapa Nui and Eastern Polynesia. Abstracts for articles may be published in English, Spanish, and Rapanui. We welcome submissions from scholars across Oceania, North and South America, and beyond.

The editors are expected to assist in raising the profile of the journal, provide support increasing submissions, and secure timely and appropriate peer-review of articles. Editors will make the final decision on manuscripts, informing both the author(s) and reviewers of the final disposition. The editors must show openness to communicating with scholars about diverse ideas, openness to a diverse range of methodologies, and eagerness to continue building the journal’s reputation.

In accordance with the University of Hawai‘i Press’ mission to publish high quality scholarship, the following criteria are considered in selecting editors:

  • established record of scholarship
  • evidence of understanding the mission of the journal and its operation
  • a vision for the journal’s future
  • record of responsible service to scholarly publishing
  • evidence of organizational skill and intellectual leadership

The actual costs associated with production and the online submission system for the journal are covered by the publisher.

Selection Process: (1) Applications will be received by the UH Press Journals Manager by Sept. 4, 2019.  (2) The applicants will be reviewed and ranked by the current journal editor and UH Press Journals Manager. (3) The top two candidates will be contacted by phone for an interview and to discuss the journal editorial workflow by Sept. 25, 2019. (4) The candidate selection will be made by Oct. 10, 2019. (5) The new editor(s) will begin working with the current editor and UH Press no later than January 2020. (6) All other applicants will be notified of the final selection.

Applications: The applications should include the following:

Vision Statement: Set forth your goals and plans for the content of the journal.

Co-Editors Background Information: Describe the qualifications and experience of each person on the editorial team that supports their inclusion. There is no need to include names of individuals that you would like to include on the larger editorial board. If you wish to include names of nominees for Book Review editors, you may; these individuals will be appointed by the editors after they are selected, so you are not required to include them in your application.

Institutional Support: It is important for candidates to examine the feasibility of serving as co-editor in light of the resources provided by the publisher and their own home university. If candidates expect to receive support from their host institution, we request a preliminary letter of support from a dean or other appropriate institutional official.

CVs for all potential co-editors (and if applicable, any associate editors).

For questions and further information about the application process, please contact: Pamela Wilson, Journals Manager, We encourage anyone who is considering an application and wants to discuss ideas or ask questions, to get in touch. The application packet should be no more than five (5) pages (excluding CVs), and must be received by Sept. 4, 2019.

Applications may be emailed as PDFs to Pamela Wilson, Journals Manager at

University of Hawaii Press, 2840 Kolowalu Street Honolulu, HI 96822

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Pacific Science Volume 73 Number 3 (July 2019)

Preview volume 73 number 3 titles below and find content of all 8 articles available on BioOne and Project MUSE.


Stream Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages Reveal the Importance of a Recently Established Freshwater Protected Area in a Tropical Watershed
Elfritzson M. Peralta, Alexis E. Belen, Gelsie Rose Buenaventura, Francis Godwin G. Cantre, Katharine Grace R. Espiritu, Jana Nicole A. De Vera, Cristine P. Perez, Aleziz Kryzzien V. Tan, Irisse Bianca B. De Jesus, Paul Palomares, Jonathan Carlo A. Briones, Tohru Ikeya, Francis S. Magbanua, Rey Donne S. Papa, and Noboru Okuda

Island Hopping in a Biodiversity Hotspot Archipelago: Reconstructed Invasion History and Updated Status and Distribution of Alien Frogs in the Philippines
Arman N. Pili, Emerson Y. Sy, Mae Lowe L. Diesmos, and Arvin C. Diesmos

Importance of Non-native Honeybees (Apis mellifera) as Flower Visitors to the Hawaiian Tree ‘Ōhi‘a Lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) Across an Elevation Gradient
Camila A. Cortina, Clare E. Aslan, and Stacey J. Litson

Screening and Biosecurity for White-nose Fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Ascomycota: Pseudeurotiaceae) in Hawai‘i
Violeta L. Zhelyazkova, Nia L. Toshkova, Serena E. Dool, Frank J. Bonaccorso, Corinna A. Pinzari, Kristina Montoya-Aiona, and Sebastien J. Puechmaille

Genetic and Morphological Diversity in Aphis gossypii  Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the Pacific Basin
Ross H. Miller, Robert G. Foottit, Eric Maw, and Keith S. Pike

Age, Growth and Mortality of the Goldlined Seabream Rhabdosargus sarba in Waters off Southwestern Taiwan
Shoou-Jeng Joung, Yu-Yung Shyh, Kwang-Ming Liu, and Shyh-Bin Wang

Morphology and Behavior of Gametes and Zoospores from the Plant-Parasitic Green Algae, Cephaleuros  (Chlorophyta, Ulvophyceae)
Narasinee Thithuan, Penpadsorn Bunjonsiri, and Anurag Sunpapao

New Chromosome Number Reports for Angiosperms Native or Introduced to Hawai‘i, with Additional Reports for Fiji and Samoa
Michael Kiehn, and David H. Lorence

About the Journal

Appearing quarterly since 1947, Pacific Science is an international, multidisciplinary journal reporting research on the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific basin. It focuses on biogeography, ecology, evolution, geology and volcanology, oceanography, paleontology, and systematics.


Individual subscription is by membership in the Pacific Science Association. Institutional subscriptions available through UH Press.


Contributions to the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific area are welcomed from authors in all parts of the world. See Pacific Science‘s submission guidelines for details.

Top Articles from The Journal of Burma Studies, New UHP Title

Gate to Myang Gyi Ngu monastic community, Karen State. BGF guards control visitors for guns, drugs, alcohol and meat. DKBA has been ousted from the place. U Thuzana’s photo is in the middle (Photo courtesy of Mikael Gravers).
From Mikael Gravers’ “Disorder as Order“: Gate to Myang Gyi Ngu monastic community, Karen State. BGF guards control visitors for guns, drugs, alcohol and meat. DKBA has been ousted from the place. U Thuzana’s photo is in the middle (Photo courtesy of Mikael Gravers).

As we look forward to publishing the next issue of The Journal of Burma Studies, we’re pleased to share the top ten most-read articles on Project MUSE in the past year.

The Journal of Burma Studies is one of the only scholarly peer-reviewed journals that focus exclusively on Burma/Myanmar. 


Disorder as Order: The Ethno-Nationalist Struggle of the Karen in Burma/Myanmar€—A Discussion of the Dynamics of an Ethicized Civil War and Its Historical Roots
By Mikael Gravers
Volume 19, Number 1, June 2015

A Textbook Case of Nation-Building: The Evolution of History Curricula in Myanmar
By Nicolas Salem-Gervais and Rosalie Metro
Volume 16, Number 1, June 2012

“Transition”€ as a Migratory Model in Myanmar
By Felix Girke and Judith Beyer
Volume 22, Number 2, December 2018

“Making a Name for Themselves:” Karen Identity and the Politicization of Ethnicity in Burma
By Jessica Harriden
Volume 7, 2002

Rethinking Land and Property in a “Transitioning”€ Myanmar: Representations of Isolation, Neglect, and Natural Decline
By Elizabeth L. Rhoads and Courtney T. Wittekind
Volume 22, Number 2, December 2018

Appraisal of Burma/Myanmar’s Roundabout Roadmaps
By Khen Suan Khai
Volume 22, Number 2, December 2018

“Burmanization”€ and the Impact of J.S. Furnivall’s Views on National Identity in Late-Colonial Burma
By Carol Ann Boshier
Volume 20, Number 2, December 2016

Bitter Pills: Colonialism, Medicine and Nationalism in Burma, 1870-1940
By Penny Edwards
Volume 14, 2010

Notes on Burmese Manuscripts: Text and Images
By Christian Lammerts
Volume 14, 2010

The Disciplining Discourse of Unity in Burmese Politics
By Matthew J. Walton
Volume 19, Number 1, June 2015


Review of Japanese Culture and Society, vol. 29 (2017)

Distributed for Jōsai International Center for the Promotion of Art and Science, Jōsai University


Editors’ Introduction: Sōseki Great and Small
Reiko Abe Auestad, Alan Tansman, J. Keith Vincent

What Sort of a Stone Was Sōseki? How to Become Who You Are Not
Tawada Yōko, J. Keith Vincent

Kokoro and the Economic Imagination
Brian Hurley

The Affect that Disorients Kokoro
Reiko Abe Auestad

Kokoro in the High School Textbook
Ken K. Ito

Doubled Visions of Desire: Fujimura Misao, Kusamakura, and Homosocial Nostalgia
Robert Tuck

Penning the Mad Man in the Attic: Queerness, Women Writers, and Race in Sōseki’s Sanshirō
Sayumi Takahashi Harb

Beach Boys in Manchuria: An Examination of Sōseki’s Here and There in Manchuria and Korea, 1909
Angela Yiu

The Relations Between Things and Three Types of People: A lecture sponsored by the Manshū Nichinichi Shimbun, September 12, 1909, in Dalian (translated by Angela Yiu)
Natsume Sōseki

“Why Was He…Well, Killed?” Natsume Sōseki, Empire, and the Open Secrets of Anticolonial Violence
Andre Haag

Impressions of Korea and Manchuria (1909) (translated by Andre Haag)
Natsume Sōseki

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Natsume Sōseki, Book Design, and the Value of Art
Pedro Thiago Ramos Bassoe

Death and Poetry: From Shiki to Sōseki (1992) (translated by Robert Tuck) 
Karatani Kōjin

From Postcolonial (2001) (translated by Andre Haag and Robert Tierney)
Komori Yōichi

Camellias and Vampires: Reading the Spermatic Economy in Natsume Sōseki’s And Then (2008) (translated by Kristin Sivak)
Miyazaki Kasumi

ART IN FOCUS: Matsuzawa Yutaka’s The Whole Works, 1961-1971

Reiko Tomii

The Whole Works, 1961–71 (translated by Reiko Tomii)
Matsuzawa Tutaka


Design in Japan: Contemporary Perspectives on Design Practice
Ignacio Adriasola

Interview with Sugiura Kōhei (2013) (translated by Mycah Braxton)

Report: From “Do It Yourself” to “Do It With Others” to “Do It For Others” —Can Fashion Be Renewed? Forum (2012) (translated by Yoonkyung Kim)

The Smart Design Award: The Always Convenient × Always Prepared Series (2012) (translated by Mycah Braxton)

The Essence of Social Design (2013) (translated by Elsa Chanez)
Kakei Yūsuke


Butterfly (1889) (translated by Nicholas Albertson)
Yamada Bimyō

On the Contributors

About the Journal

The Review of Japanese Culture and Society is an annual English-language journal dedicated to the critical analysis of Japanese culture using thematic and interdisciplinary approaches to provide a broad perspective by combining the work of Japanese scholars and critics with that of non-Japanese writers. Dedicated to the translation of works written originally in Japanese, each issue also includes an original translation of a Japanese short story.


Single issue sales and annual subscriptions for both individuals and institutions available here.


Manuscripts should be 7,000 to no more than 8,000 words including notes, and authors are responsible for obtaining rights and the cost of obtaining rights for any images included. Find submission guidelines here.

Review of Japanese Culture and Society
Volume 29 (2017)

UH Press to publish The Journal of Burma Studies in partnership with the Northern Illinois University, Center for Burma Studies

The University of Hawai‘i Press will publish and distribute The Journal of Burma Studies, one of the only scholarly peer-reviewed journals that focus exclusively on Burma/Myanmar. This new partnership with the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University begins with volume 23, 2019. The complete content of the journal is available online in Project MUSE.

UH Press Interim Director and Publisher, Joel Cosseboom, said: “We are pleased to partner with the NIU Center for Burma Studies on this important and unique journal.”

Edited by Catherine Raymond from Northern Illinois University, Center for Burma Studies and Jane M. Ferguson from Australian National University, The Journal of Burma Studies seeks to publish the best scholarly research focused on Burma/Myanmar and its minority and diasporic cultures from a variety of disciplines, ranging from art history and religious studies, to economics and law.

Dr. Ferguson looks forward to collaborating with UH Press to launch innovative and engaging issues of The Journal of Burma Studies. “University of Hawai‘i Press has consistently produced some of the most exciting publications on Southeast Asia as well as Burma/Myanmar Studies, so I am delighted that JBS will now work with them,” she said.

The journal is jointly sponsored by the Burma Studies Group and the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University. Published since 1997, the journal draws together research and critical reflection on Burma/Myanmar from scholars across Asia, North America and Europe.

Content is available on the Project MUSE platform.

Subscribe at:

Submit your manuscript at:

The Journal of Burma Studies joins UH Press’s extensive list of Asian and Southeast Asian studies journals including: Asian Perspectives, Korean Studies, Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Review of Japanese Culture and Society, and others.

About UH Press

 The University of Hawai‘i Press supports the mission of the university through the publication of books and journals of exceptional merit. It strives to advance knowledge through the dissemination of scholarship—new information, interpretations, methods of analysis—with a primary focus on Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific, Asian American and global studies. It also serves the public interest by providing high-quality books and resource materials of educational value on topics related to Hawai‘i’s people, culture, and natural environment. Through its publications the Press seeks to stimulate public debate and educate both within and outside the classroom.

About Northern Illinois University, Center for Burma Studies

 Founded in 1987, the Center collects and preserves information and artifacts of all kinds concerning the study of the peoples and cultures of Burma/Myanmar, and makes these materials broadly available for research and study.

The Center enjoys a unique relationship with the Burma Studies Foundation, which assures that all Burma/Myanmar-related items donated to the foundation will be offered to the center for inclusion and conservation within the university’s collections. Oversight by the foundation combines strong support of the center with lasting responsibility to the field of Burma/Myanmar studies.

The Center for Burma Studies is a non-political, non-degree granting, administrative and academic unit within Northern Illinois University. The Center has the following goals:

  • The maintenance and expansion of a comprehensive research library to sustain the field of Burma studies
  • The collection, care, and exhibition of the arts of Burma
  • The support and promotion of undergraduate and graduate teaching concerning Burma
  • The organization and hosting of self-supporting national and international conferences on Burma studies
  • The publication of relevant scholarship on Burma
  • The care and enhancement of archival resources such as photographs, music records, oral histories, personal papers, and field notes
  • The promotion of outreach activities to schools and communities
  • Encouraging the performance of Burmese arts
  • The securing of educational opportunities through scholarships, internships, and fellowships

Summertime Sale 2019

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Journal of World History Special Issue: Other Bandungs (Vol. 30, Nos. 1&2)

FIGURE 1. Sjahrir arrives for the Asian Socialist Conference. Left to right: Ali Algadri, SutanSjahrir, U Ba Swe, and U Kyaw Nyein   (Sjahrir Family Collection.
In “Asian Socialism and the Forgotten Architects of Post-Colonial Freedom, 1952–1956” by Su Lin Lewis, this issue. Sutan Sjahrir arrives for the Asian Socialist Conference. Left to right: Ali Algadri, Sutan Sjahrir, U Ba Swe, and U Kyaw Nyein (Sjahrir Family Collection).

Afro-Asian Internationalisms in the Early Cold War 

Excerpted from the Editors’ Introduction:

On the cover of the Jakarta Reporters Club handbook to the 1955 Asia-Africa Conference is an iconic photograph of a rickshaw driver looking up at a large billboard, featuring a map of the 29 participating nations stretching from China to Ghana. Bandung was once a colonial resort town, nestled in the mountainous tea plantations of West Java, and gained notoriety during the Indonesian Revolution, when Indonesians burned down part of their own town in response to the Dutch reoccupation of the city. Over six days in April, however, the modernist hillside bungalows housed not wealthy Dutchmen but the leaders of Asia’s largest powers. The city itself was overrun with diplomats, statesmen, journalists, and photographers enacting a spectacular moment of resurgence for nations emerging from colonial rule.

This special issue examines “other Bandungs”: conferences in the 1950s and 1960s that convened the decolonising world in different constellations. All the gatherings examined in this issue have in common that they were not styled as intergovernmental affairs. They did not convene heads of state, even though several of them were covertly or overtly state-sponsored. And none of them were completely disconnected from the state: delegations included civil servants, members of parliament, representatives of local and provincial governments, opposition leaders, government advisors, and state-appointed representatives. Together, they show the presence of a much broader Afro-Asian enthusiasm. While some of the early conferences foreshadow Bandung and solidify the connections that made the official conference possible, later conferences self-consciously claimed to be expressions of the Bandung Spirit, or at the very least located themselves vis-à-vis the Bandung conference.

Read the full introduction to the special issue by guest editors Su Lin Lewis and Carolien Stolte here. 


A Missing Peace: The Asia-Pacific Peace Conference in Beijing, 1952 and the Emotional Making of Third World Internationalism
Rachel Leow

Asian Socialism and the Forgotten Architects of Post-Colonial Freedom, 1952–1956
Su Lin Lewis

Where was the Afro in Afro-Asian Solidarity? Africa’s ‘Bandung Moment’ in 1950s Asia
Gerard McCann

“The People’s Bandung”: Local Anti-imperialists on an Afro-Asian Stage
Carolien Stolte

Building Egypt’s Afro-Asian Hub: Infrastructures of Solidarity and the 1957 Cairo Conference
Reem Abou-El-Fadl

Soviet “Afro-Asians” in UNESCO: Reorienting World History
Hanna Jansen

Dispatches from Havana: The Cold War, Afro-Asian Solidarities, and Culture Wars in Pakistan
Ali Raza

Plus book reviews.