Transaction Publishers Appoints New Asian Studies Series Editors

Transaction Publishers, a major independent publisher of social science books assigns Professors Ching-I Tu and Dietrich Tschanz as the new editors of the Asian Studies book series.
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Oct. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- Transaction Publishers, a major independent publisher of social science books, announces the appointment of Professors Ching-I Tu and Dietrich Tschanz as the new editors of the Asian Studies book series.  The editors plan to expand the series with a forthcoming edition expected for publication in fall/winter 2013.

The revamped Asian Studies series features interdisciplinary, international, cutting-edge research on a wide range of topics in Asian and East Asian Studies including:  
•   environment and climate change
•   green technologies
•   social stratification
•   economic reforms
•   media and communication
•   women and gender
•   urban-rural divide

The series will draw on many disciplines such as history, history of medicine, economics, sociology, anthropology, politics, philosophy, and cultural studies. The editors are especially interested in manuscripts that focus on contemporary Asia with reference to its traditions, revealing continuities, disruptions, and refractions in the progressive changes of the region.  

“This union reinforces Transaction’s relationship with Rutgers and demonstrates our commitment to the University,” says Mary E. Curtis, President of Transaction Publishers. “The Asian Studies series is one of many series that we publish as part of our mission to produce scholarly and professional inquiries into the nature of society.”

Professor Tu is founding chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and director of the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU).  CIRU was established in 2007 in partnership with Jilin University, one of the major universities in China, and with support from the Confucius Institute Headquarters. Its mission is to promote Chinese language and culture, encourage development of Chinese Studies, and facilitate the understanding of contemporary China. Through its lecture series, international conferences and symposiums, course offerings, and publications the Institute has played an important role in advancing the study of China both at Rutgers and the state of New Jersey.

Dr. Tschanz is a lecturer at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Rutgers. His specialties include Chinese poetry, theater, and performing arts of late imperial China.

To view previously published titles available in this series, visit

About Transaction Publishers
Transaction Publishers, located on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, is a major independent publisher of academic books and eBooks in the social sciences and humanities. Transaction publishes new and classic books in established disciplines such as economics, political science, history, sociology, psychology, and anthropology, as well as newer research areas such as urban studies, policy analysis, and criminology. Transaction was founded in 1962 by the respected social scientist Irving Louis Horowitz.

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