We're delighted to announce that the University of Hawai‘i Press has now launched Hawai‘i Scholarship Online, onto the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform, offering access to hundreds of high-quality monographs across Anthropology, History, Religion, and Society and Culture.
From its modest beginnings in 1947 as a local operation with a staff comprising one half-time director, University of Hawai‘i Press has grown to be one of the most respected publishers of Asian and Pacific studies titles in the world, publishing approximately 70 books and 20 journals each year. Asian studies monographs make up the core of UH Press’s scholarly publishing program, and the Press has become known for its premier work in East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Buddhist studies.
Today Hawai‘i Scholarship Online launches with over 300 books across four primary modules: Anthropology, History, Religion, and Society and Culture. Included are essential works from the Korean Classics Library, the highly regarded Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory series, and a set of texts focused on Native Hawaiian knowledge and methodologies jointly published with the University of Hawai‘i’s Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.
With the launch of Hawai‘i Scholarship Online comes a new UPSO subdiscipline for Pacific Studies, an area of growing global significance and scholarly potential. University of Hawai‘i Press’s core collection in Pacific Studies includes selections from the notable series Pacific Islands Monographs, Topics in the Contemporary Pacific, and Perspectives on the Global Past.
To celebrate the launch of Hawai'i Scholarship Online, we’ve made a selection of chapters from some of the press's key titles freely available, for a limited time. Delve in to discover more:
- ‘Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration’ from Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration
- ‘Securing the People: Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and the Confucian State’ from Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea
- ‘Introduction’ from Siam's New Detectives: Visualizing Crime and Conspiracy in Modern Thailand
- ‘Reproducing the Ropes of Resistance: Hawaiian Studies Methodologies’ from Kanaka 'Oiwi Methodologies: Moolelo and Metaphor
- ‘Politicians and Antipoliticians’ from Being Political: Leadership and Democracy in the Pacific Islands
- ‘Introduction’ from Remaking Pacific Pasts: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Theater from Oceania