East Asian Studies

A New Head for The Met’s Asian Art Galleries

The New York Times ran a story on the changing leadership at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Asian art galleries: the new head will be Maxwell Hearn, author of a number of YUP books on Chinese painting and calligraphy, published in association with The Met. Watch below as Hearn talks

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CAA Award Winners!

Last Thursday during their annual conference, College Art Association (CAA) announced the recipients of their 2011 Awards for Distinction. Among the honorees were three titles published by Yale University Press: The Charles Rufus Morey Book Award went to Molly Emma Aitken for The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting,

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Tuesday Studio: The Private Paradise of the Qianlong Emperor

Perhaps the most famous imperial garden in the Western imagination is that of the thirteenth-century Mongol emperor and founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, Khubilai Khan. Immortalized by the vivid and haunting poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in “Kubla Khan,” Khan’s garden is an elaborate synthesis of natural and manmade

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China Rising

Posted by Reed Hundt, author of In China’s Shadow. While Iraq burns, China, inexorably, strengthens. Not a day goes by without reading in the newspaper, any newspaper, signs of China’s increasing economic prowess. But in a real sense, it’s not the Chinese government or even Chinese workers that pose a

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More Royal Maneuvering

“Though Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and the king has only limited formal political power, he is highly influential and is revered by the Thai public after more than 5o years on the throne. Armored vehicles seen moving in the capital bore ribbons of bright yellow, a color associated with

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The King Never Smiles

Yale University Press understands the forthcoming publication of Paul Handley’s book has given cause for concern. The book is dispassionate in tone and temperament, and has been thoroughly vetted both by leading scholars in the field and by the Yale University Press Faculty Committee. The author stands behind this book

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