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Paul Allen Miller, Bennett Fu, and Chi-she Li, series editors

East-West Encounters in Literature and Cultural Studies is a new interdisciplinary and collaborative book series jointly published by National Taiwan University Press and The University of South Carolina Press.

This innovative English-language series focuses on scholarly works in a range of fields, such as language, literature, drama, and cultural studies—including precolonial, colonial, modern, and contemporary East-West contact—sand will provide an international forum for cutting—edge research.

The series editors seek scholarly works on intercultural encounters in language, literature, drama, and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern, or contemporary contacts. The series editors welcome monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Anthologies of edited essays with a thematic focus may also be considered.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Colonial literature in the countries of the Asian-Pacific Rim
  • Globalized encounters in media other than literature (e.g. films and new media)
  • Transpacific or transatlantic cultural or literary routes/roots
  • New cultural identities in literature in neocolonial and global Asia
  • Contacts between Asia and Europe or the Americas, including imaginary encounters of the East in the West
  • Theoretical paradigms of globality, worlding, cosmopolitanism, or innovative paradigms of cultural influences and exchange
  • Convergences and divergences of exile, diaspora, and expatriation in literature/film
  • Asian diasporic writing in the new millennium
  • Cultural translations of Sinophone, Anglophone, Francophone and/or Hispanophone literatures
  • Settlement colonialism and Asia
  • Comparative theater/drama
  • Cross-lingual studies


Paul Allen Miller, Ph.D. is vice provost and director of Global Carolina at University of South Carolina.

Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at National Taiwan University.

Chi-she Li, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at National Taiwan University.


All submissions will be assessed by the series editors and reviewed by anonymous readers. Please send a book prospectus, the author’s CV, and a sample chapter to the series editors. Once the first-stage assessment is completed and positive, the series editors may request a completed manuscript for review. The manuscript should employ the most current MLA format.

For additional information please contact the series editors:


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