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Q&A With “Made-Up Asians” Author Esther Kim Lee

by Briana Johnson July 5, 2022

This guest author post is a Q&A with Esther Kim Lee, author of Made-Up Asians: Yellowface During the Exclusion Era, from the University of Michigan Press. This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. What was the inspiration behind Made-Up Asians? What surprised you the most while conducting your research for the book?   For my first book, A History of Asian American Theatre (2006), I interviewed over seventy Asian American theater artists, including actors, playwrights, directors, producers, and designers. While conducting the interviews, I noticed almost everyone mentioned yellowface as something that they were reacting against in their […]

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Celebrate Black History Month with the University of Michigan Press!

by Briana Johnson February 1, 2022

The University of Michigan Press is excited to recognize its list of titles that help further our historical and contemporary understandings of Black culture, community, and experiences within the United States and abroad. We want to take this time to acknowledge the work our authors have done to increase awareness of these subjects, promote new ways of thinking, and continue to push the boundaries of how we think about race.  While this reading list is not comprehensive of all our authors and books, we encourage you to explore more titles under our African American Studies and African Studies lists. Follow […]

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New book: “Papyri from Karanis: The Granary C123”

by Kathryn Beaton September 17, 2018

From our Classics editor Ellen Bauerle:   The Press is very pleased to note that the Chronicle of Higher Education recently listed among its books received our recently published volume Papyri from Karanis:  The Granary C123, edited by W. Graham Claytor, Assistant Professor of Classics at Hunter College, and Arthur Verhoogt, Professor of Papyrology and Greek and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. This volume represents a restart of one of the Press’s oldest series, going back to the early days of the University of Michigan and its Press.  It also showcases the University’s stellar collection of Greco-Roman papyri,  the largest such in the […]

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Author and Historian Christian Habicht Has Passed at 92

by Kathryn Beaton August 7, 2018

From our Classics editor Ellen Bauerle:   The University of Michigan Press notes the passing of Christian Habicht, a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1973 to 1998. We were privileged to work with Prof. Habicht on the publication of his book The Hellenistic Monarchies in 2006. In addition to that volume, he was also the author of very many articles and numerous other notable books, including Cicero the Politician (1990), Pausanias’ Guide to Ancient Greece (1985), and Polybius’ Histories, revised together with Frank Walbank (2010). His first two books, Gottmenschentum […]

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Top 10 most-cited UMP books are “oldies but goodies”

by Charles Watkinson April 24, 2018

We’ve added a new tool to the University of Michigan Press website — “Dimensions badges” that give an indication of how many times our different books have been cited over the years. Created by our friends at Digital Science, whose Altmetric for Books tool we’ve been using for several years, Dimensions badges are interactive visualizations that showcase citation data for individual publications. Now on the UMP website you’ll find them attached to every book for which the Dimensions database provides information. The first thing you see on every Dimensions badge is the citation count. If you click through to the […]

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