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Open Access Publishing in Asian Studies
What happens when scholarly publications in Asian studies are made freely available online?
Held on February 26, 2021, the Open Access Publishing in Asian Studies event highlighted the impact of the Michigan Asian Studies Open Access Books Collection. Although focused on Michigan publications, the panels explored opportunities for open access publishing in Asian studies more broadly.
The videos embedded below are ordered as follows (full transcripts and other context are available at the links):
You may also be interested in other Asian Studies virtual events:
- "The Politics of Volume and the Poetics of Reverberations across the Black Pacific" | Will Bridges, University of Rochester | April 15, 12:00-1:30 PM ET | Hosted by the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan
- Perspectives on Contemporary Korea 2020-21: South Korean Film Industry Virtual Conference | Sangjoon Lee (Nanyang Technological University), Dal Yong Jin (Simon Fraser University), Junhyoung Cho (Korean Film Archive), Nojin Kwak (University of Michigan) | April 12-16 | Hosted by the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan
Attendees of the Association of Asian Studies Conference (March 21-26, 2021) can also look for our University of Michigan Press and International Institute virtual booth.
Asian Studies Books
Michigan Asian Studies Open Access Books Collection
Through the Humanities Open Book Program, the University of Michigan has made 100 significant books about Asia published by the Centers within the U-M International Institute that focus on South, Southeast, and East Asia freely available online. These titles constitute just one-third of the publishing output of these Centers over the last 50 years, and we continue to work to make sure all the books are back in print and also converted, where possible, into ebook form.
The titles in the Michigan Asian Studies Open Access Books Collection are presented in discoverable, accessible, and citable form. The books are free to read on Michigan's Fulcrum platform at each Center’s page and within the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC).
University of Michigan Press Asian Studies Catalog
The University of Michigan Press is increasingly strong in international relations and area studies, with a particular focus on East and Southeast Asia. The 2021 list aims to shift perspectives and challenge and re-envision our understanding of Asian Studies. Highlights include Liang Luo's Global White Snake and three volumes of world-renowned playwright Stan Lai's Selected Plays.
Explore additional Asian Studies titles from University of Michigan Press:
Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes
Global Digital Cultures: Perspectives from South Asia edited by Aswin Punathambekar and Sriram Mohan
Corporeal Politics: Dancing East Asia edited by Katherine Mezur and Emily Wilcox
The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era edited by John D. Ciorciari and Kiyoteru Tsutsui
Michigan Asian Languages and Cultures Collections on Deep Blue
Oral histories, essays, articles, and other materials from the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) are hosted by Deep Blue, the University's institutional repository. ALC is a center for the exploration of the humanities of Asia, where students are invited to cross the boundaries of nations and of disciplines a deep local knowledge and a broad global perspective. You can explore many other interesting open-access materials from Michigan authors in Deep Blue's multiple Communities and Collections.
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Center for Japanese Studies
Center for South Asian Studies
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
Nam Center for Korean Studies
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