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University of Hawai'i Press

From its founding in 1947, University of Hawai‘i Press has grown to one of the most well respected publishers of American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific studies titles in the world.

The press strives to advance knowledge through the dissemination of scholarship and also serves the public interest by providing high-quality books of educational value on topics related to Hawai‘i’s people, culture, and natural environment.


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  1. Behold the Buddha

    Images of the Buddha are everywhere, but what these images mean largely depends on the background and circumstance of those viewing them. James Dobbins invites readers to imagine how premodern Japanese Buddhists understood and experienced icons in temple settings long before the advent of museums and the internet. Learn More
    £30.50

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  2. Moments of Silence

    The massacre on October 6, 1976, in Bangkok was brutal, its savagery unprecedented in modern Thai history. Thai society still refuses to confront this dark page in its history. This book focuses on the silence that surrounds the massacre. Silence, it argues, is an inability to forget or remember - or to articulate a socially meaningful memory. Learn More
    £28.50

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  3. Essential Hindi Grammar

    This is a comprehensive grammar of Modern Standard Hindi, the primary language spoken by more than 420 million people in India. Because each grammatical topic is thoroughly illustrated with basic examples and more complex ones from modern Hindi short stories, it can be used as a reference and supplementary grammar to any textbook from beginning to advanced levels. Learn More
    £39.50

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  4. The Wedding Night and other Stories

    Dias' collection of short stories indulge in creating every-day habitual, lonely and melancholy interactions and relationships of people. Her bleak and quite often ironic humor compliment these heart-break stories, inviting the reader into experiencing ordinary sad stories of unremarkable, ordinary beings. Learn More
    £8.50

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  5. Guardians of the Buddha's Home

    Draws on nearly three years of ethnographic research to provide a comprehensive view of Jdo Shinsh temple life with temple wives at its centre. Throughout, Jessica Starling focuses on "domestic religion", a mode of doing religion centering on more informal religious expression that has received scant attention in the scholarly literature. Learn More
    £28.50

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  6. Balancing the Tides

    Highlights the influence of marine practices and policies in the unincorporated territory of American Samoa on the local indigenous group, the American fishing industry, international seafood consumption, US environmental programs, as well as global ecological and native concerns. Learn More
    £68.50

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  7. Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist

    Half a century after his samurai-style suicide, Yukio Mishima remains a controversial figure. Though his writings and life-story continue to fascinate readers, he has often been scorned by scholars, who view him as a frivolous figure. Andrew Rankin sets out to challenge this perception by demonstrating the intelligence and seriousness of Mishima's work. Learn More
    £45.50

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  8. Monastic Education in Korea

    Provides what is essentially a biography of the Korean Buddhist monastic curriculum over the past five centuries. The book illustrates how a particular premodern syllabus was reimagined in the twentieth century to become the sole national Korean monastic pedagogical program - only to be criticized and completely restructured in recent years. Learn More
    £32.50

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  9. Women and Buddhist Philosophy

    Why and how do women engage with Buddhism and philosophy? This book answers this by examining the life and philosophy of a Korean Zen Buddhist nun, Kim Iryop (1896-1971). This volume will be of primary interest to scholars and students of Buddhism, Buddhist and comparative philosophy, and gender and Korean studies. Learn More
    £28.50

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  10. Ainu Spirits Singing

    The Ainu, a people native to northeastern Asia, stand out for the exceptional scope and richness of their oral performance traditions. Yet despite this cultural wealth, nothing has appeared in English on the subject in over thirty years. Sarah Strong’s Ainu Spirits Singing breaks this decades-long silence with a nuanced study and English translation of Chiri Yukie’s Ainu Shin’yoshu, the first written transcription of Ainu oral narratives by an ethnic Ainu. Learn More
    £58.50

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  11. Survival Korean Crash Course

    A practical Korean language textbook written by three exchange students from the Netherlands. An easy, friendly guide on essential Korean idioms and expressions for international and exchange students, this is a portable pocket-sized book. Learn More
    £12.50

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  12. Integrated Korean

    These textbooks are the 9th and 10th volumes in a five-level series developed by teachers and linguists of Korean. Each lesson consists of pre-reading activities, one or two main reading texts, new words, useful expressions, exercises, comprehension questions, related reading, discussion and composition and English translation of the reading texts. Learn More
    £32.50

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  13. Modern Japanese Aesthetics

    This work concerns the history of the Japanese philosophy of art, from its inception in the 1870s to the present. It discusses the momentous efforts made by Japanese thinkers to master, assimilate and transform Western philosophical systems to discuss their own literary and artistic heritage. Learn More
    £22.50

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  14. Hawaiian Language

    Presents aspects of Hawaii and its history that are rarely treated in language classes. The major characters in this book make up a diverse cast: Dutch merchants, Captain Cook's naturalist, æpkahaæia, lexicographer Noah Webster, philologists in New England, missionary-linguists and their Hawaiian consultants, and many minor players. Learn More
    £28.50

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