University of Hawaii Press

DESCRIPTION: Within the worldwide scholarly community, University of Hawai`i Press is recognized as a leading publisher of books and journals on Asia, Asian Americans, Hawai`i, and the Pacific. Disciplines covered include the arts, history, language, literature, natural science, philosophy, religion, and the social sciences.


  • From its modest beginnings in 1947, University of Hawai‘i Press has grown from a largely regional press to one of the most respected publishers of Asian and Pacific studies titles in the world.
  • University of Hawai'i Press publishes 80–100 new books per year and a dozen journals annually in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and keep close to 1,500 book titles in print.
  • Books cover China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, Hawaii and the Pacific.

UNIQUE FEATURE: Leading and influential publisher for Asian and Pacific American Studies.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Access to the most important writers in each series (see detail below)

KEY AUTHORS: ABC Chinese Dictionary -Victor Mair; Anthropology of Asia - Grant Evans; Dimensions of Asian Spirituality - Henry Rosemont; Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies - Russell Leong; Spatial Habitus: Making and Meaning in Asia’s Architecture - Ronald G. Knapp and Xing Ruan; The World of East Asia - Joshua A. Fogel

BENEFIT TO THE USER: Prominent writers on Asian studies from the foremost universities ensures current scholarship in key subject disciplines and leadership in development of new subject areas. One of the world's leading publishers of materials for learning Asian languages.

EVALUATION OF THE MARKET: Commitment to the Academic Library market, increasing the flow of scholarship across the Pacific and Asia – providing the latest scholarship to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars.


AUDIENCE: Senior undergraduate teaching, Asian language learning, postgraduate research, corporate libraries.

PRIMARY MARKET: Academic libraries, Business Schools, MBA courses

SECONDARY MARKET: Corporate libraries