UH Press Welcomes a New Director

University of Hawai‘i Press is pleased to announce that Michael Duckworth will start as its new director on June 3.

Michael was director and publisher for four years at Hong Kong University Press, a bilingual press at one of East Asia’s leading universities. From 1995 to 2008, he served as acquisitions editor and later executive editor at University of Washington Press, where he was responsible for a diverse list that included Asian studies, American ethnic studies, architecture, and regional trade books in natural history. He has been a member of the Association for Asian Studies editorial board since 2000.

Before his career in scholarly publishing, Michael worked at the Wall Street Journal in New York and as a reporter for the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, where he wrote business and cultural features on Hong Kong and China.