Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reads

The Translator’s Daughter

A Memoir

Grace Loh Prasad

“A poignant memoir about the joy, sadness, struggle, and complexities of being an immigrant.” —Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reads

Asian American Players

Masculinity, Literature, and the Anxieties of War

Audrey Wu Clark

“Contributes to interdisciplinary thinking in postcolonial literature and Asian American studies.” —Pamela J. Rader, Rocky Mountain Review

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reads

Secrets of the Sun

A Memoir

Mako Yoshikawa

“[A] deeply empathetic and human memoir-in-essays told with inquisitive subtlety.” —Kirkus

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reads

Constellating Home

Trans and Queer Asian American Rhetorics

V. Jo Hsu

Winner of the 2023 NCA Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the 2024 Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award

“Hsu’s position as a participant-activist-scholar facilitates immersive, in-depth and reflexive narrative accounts.” —Viji Kuppan, Disability & Society

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I Would Meet You Anywhere

A Memoir

Susan Kiyo Ito

Finalist for the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

“The tension and fear of wanting to tell one’s story, to be seen, to know and be known are palpable throughout Ito’s stunning, brave, extraordinary book.” —Amy Cheney, Library Journal (starred review)

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reads

Inscrutable Eating

Asian Appetites and the Rhetorics of Racial Consumption

Jennifer Lin LeMesurier

“LeMesurier brings nuance to the ubiquitous maxim ‘you are what you eat.’” —Nicolyn Woodcock, Society for US Intellectual History

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reads

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A collage of book covers features nine Ohio State Press titles in Asian and Asian American studies, showing the range of the Press's output.

New & Forthcoming Titles:

Me llamo Marcela: My Story as a Heritage Speaker book cover

Me llamo Marcela: My Story as a Heritage Speaker

Written by Marcela T. Garcés
Illustrated by Andrés E. Garcés

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Softly Undercover

Hanae Jonas

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Human Rights on the Move

Edited by Wendy S. Hesford, Momar K. Ndiaye, and Amy Shuman

Front cover of Niobes: Antiquity, Modernity, Critical Theory, edited by Mario Telò and Andrew Benjamin, featuring a modern bronze sculture of Niobe.

Niobes: Antiquity, Modernity, Critical Theory

Mario Telò and Andrew Benjamin, Eds.

Front cover of Through Fences, Written by Frederick Luis Aldama and Illustrated by Oscar Garza, featuring images of several characters from the interior peeking through openings in a chain link fence.

Through Fences

Frederick Luis Aldama and Oscar Garza

Front cover of Grassroots Activisms: Public Rhetorics in Localized Contexts, edited by Lisa L. Phillips, Sarah Warren-Riley, and Julie Collins Bates, with plant stems and roots emerging from the letters in Grassroots.

Grassroots Activisms: Public Rhetorics in Localized Contexts

Lisa L. Phillips, Sarah Warren-Riley, and Julie Collins Bates, Eds.

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About the Ohio State University Press:

The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50-60 new books a year. We specialize in literary and cultural studies (including comics, narrative theory, Victorian studies, and medieval studies), American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies (including Black studies and Latinx studies). We also acquire books in regional studies on our Trillium imprint, creative works on our Mad Creek imprint, and linguistics, and we publish the annual winners of The Journal’s non/fiction and poetry prizes.

In addition to its books, the Press publishes a distinguished group of journals including Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, Adoption & Culture, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.


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Latest News:

I Would Meet You Anywhere: A Memoir by Susan Kiyo Ito and The Hunger Book: A Memoir from Communist Poland by Agata Izabela Brewer are both on the shortlist for the 2024 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing! Huge congratulations to both authors!

We welcome Allison L. Rowland as a new series editor for New Directions in Rhetoric and Materiality, joining existing editors Christa Teston and Shui-yin Sharon Yam. Thank you to outgoing editor Wendy S. Hesford for all her contributions to the series!

V. Jo Hsu’s Constellating Home: Trans and Queer Asian American Rhetorics won the 2024 Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award from the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition!

Front cover of Constellating Home: Trans and Queer Asian American Rhetorics by V. Jo Hsu.

The Dreamer and the Dream: Afrofuturism and Black Religious Thought by Roger A. Sneed is a Finalist for the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, Constructive-Reflexive Studies!

Front cover of The Dreamer and the Dream: Afrofuturism and Black Religious Thought, by Roger A. Sneed, with the title in very large letters and a photo of bright stars in outer space showing through the letters.

I Would Meet You Anywhere: A Memoir by Susan Kiyo Ito is a Finalist for the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography!

Front cover of I Would Meet You Anywhere: A Memoir, by Susan Kiyo Ito, featuring a background of blue fabric with white cranes and an evergreen branch sewn onto it.