Change of Distribution and Publishing Arrangements

We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2016 the University of Michigan Press (UMP) will handle marketing and distribution of all our titles, both new and backlist, in all formats (print and ebook). In addition, UMP will handle the production of new titles (including peer review, contracts, copyediting, and design) and all business reports (including royalty statements and payments). Manuscripts or proposals should still be sent to the Chair of the Center’s Faculty Advisory Committee for Publications, Professor Hitomi Tonomura ( 

Current distribution arrangements remain unchanged until the end of the year. As of January 1, 2016, books may be ordered from UMP ( If you plan to attend the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Seattle, please stop by the UMP booth. 

For any logistical questions about this change, please contact Bruce Willoughby, Executive Editor, CJS Publications (

Featured Book

Pictures of the Heart

Classics Series No. 26
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“Joshua Mostow offers a brilliant and multifaceted exploration of Japanese poetics through translations, commentaries, and both literary and visual readings of the most influential of all poem anthologies. This book penetrates to the heart of traditional Japanese aesthetics.” --Stephen Addiss, University of Richmond

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