Most Downloaded Journal Articles 2016

In 2016, our online journals content hosted by Project MUSE attracted visitors from nearly 2,300 institutions in 77 countries. The full-text of 500+ articles were downloaded nearly 100,000 times, with full issues downloaded 300,000 times. Here we share with you the top downloaded article for each of our titles in 2016.

Many of our journals have decades of history and it’s great to see archival content still relevant to readers today. China Review International’s most downloaded article is 20 years old, whereas The Contemporary Pacific and Philosophy East & West attracted the most downloads with 2016 content.

Enjoy these articles on MUSE and stay tuned for highlights from individual journals. You may sign up for TOC alerts for any of our journals here.

Asian Perspectives
The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific
Vol. 51, No. 2 (2002)
Material Practice and the Metamorphosis of a Sign: Early Buddhist Stupas and the Origin of Mahayana Buddhism” by Lars Fogelin

Asian Theatre Journal
Official Journal of the Association for Asian Performance

Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 2005)
NEE ENGEY: WHERE ARE YOU?” Media Review by Kathy Foley

Azalea
Journal of Korean Literature and Culture

Vol. 2 (2008)
Lingering Impressions of a Mountain Village—A Few Paragraphs from a Journal of Travels to Sŏngch’ŏn” by Yi Sang, translated by John Frankl

Biography
An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Vol. 25, No. 2 (2002)
Biography Theory and Method:
 The Case of Samuel Johnson” by Carl Rollyson

Buddhist-Christian Studies
Official Journal of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Vol.  32 (2012)
Womanist” by Alice Walker Continue reading

Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature – Volume 1, Issue 1 (2017)

PalapalaThe University of Hawai‘i Press is proud to publish a new, open-access resource for Hawaiian scholars, Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literatureIt is the first peer-reviewed Hawaiian language journal to be published exclusively online.

The entirety of Palapala volume 1, issue 1, which includes contemporary research in both Hawaiian and English, is available for free through UH library’s ScholarSpace:

No Palapala / About Palapala

  • Editors’ introduction (Keola Donaghy, ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui, Kapali Lyon, ‘Ōiwi Parker Jones, Hiapokeikikāne K. Perreira)

Nā ‘Atikala Noi‘i Hou / New Research

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Say hello to UH Press at AAS Booth 600

If you’re attending the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Toronto March 16-19, 2017, be sure to visit the University of Hawai’i Press at booth 600!

UH Press will have Asian studies books from our latest catalogs on display, as well as copies of the following journals:

We’re also proud to debut three online-only journals at AAS 2017:

Stop by and say hello as you browse through our display copies and catalogs. You may also pick up an order form at our booth or place your orders online at www.uhpress.hawaii.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in cold, snowy Toronto!

International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Today we share with you four articles from our archives featuring the lives of women from the U.S., Asia and the Pacific.

Issei Women and Work: Washerwoman, Prostitutes, Midwives and Barbers” by Kelli Y. Nakamura, Hawaiian Journal of History, Vol. 49, 2015.

Hawaiian Journal of History 49“[A]s women were paid less than men, many had to take on additional ‘women’s jobs’ like laundering, cooking, and sewing to ensure their families’ economic survival. . . . For Issei women, Hawai‘i offered unprecedented personal and economic opportunities, transforming traditional ideas of ‘proper’ gender roles in both America and Japan. By the necessity of engaging in different types of work, Issei women broke down the traditional divide that separated the domestic and public spheres.”

 


It’s Women’s Work” by Jenny Zorn, Yearbook of the Association for Pacific Coast Geographers, Vol. 69, 2007.

“Many of the women sitting out here today are the only woman in their department. That’s not easy. I was the first and only woman hired in my department in its 40-year history. Only last year was the second woman hired in that department.

“I found mentors in a variety of places: geographers at other campuses, people in other disciplines, and the principal at my kids’ elementary school. Wherever I saw a leader I could learn from, I watched, I read their biographies; I sought mentoring wherever I could find it.

“So I appreciate the differences I see. I appreciate the opportunities I’ve had that many before me did not.”


Traveling Stories, Colonial Intimacies, and Women’s Histories in Vanautu,” by Margaret Rodman, The Contemporary Pacific, Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall 2004.

“The story of the 1937 death of an eighteen-month-old girl named Wilhemina (Mina) Whitford in the care of her ni-Vanuatu nursemaid, Evelyn, frames this article. The Whitford’s version of this story was heard in the course of fieldwork with descendants of settler families. They tie Mina’s accidental death to an affair Evelyn was having with a male settler. What about Evelyn? How could she be located and her version of events recorded? More generally, how can the unwritten histories of women’s experiences be recovered in a Pacific island context? How can indigenous women write their own histories of gender in the contexts of colonial experience?”


Gender Politics in the Korean Transition to Democracy” by Jeong-Lim Nam in Korean Studies, Vol. 24, 2000.

untitled“Women’s activism in South Korea was shaped by their role in the opposition to military dictatorship. For example, their struggles against sexual torture and state violence mobilized opposition groups around the issues of human rights, social justice, and democratic politics. . . . Their contributions to the grassroots struggles were crucial in determining the outcome of their activism, illustrating the importance of women’s roles in the Korean transition to democracy. Although these groups had different interests and goals, their mobilization and protests converged on the strategy of the opposition to the inhumane ruling of the military government.”

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UH Press selects Project MUSE as hosting partner

project-muse_final-logoThe University of Hawai‘i Press is pleased to announce the selection of Project MUSE to host, manage, and deliver UH Press journal content to our growing audience of librarians and readers.

“Selecting Project MUSE as our hosting partner just makes good sense. As an academic publisher, we feel Project MUSE is the logical choice since their platform was designed by the academic community for the academic community,” said Pamela Wilson, Journals Manager at UH Press.

The Project MUSE platform has linking relationships with indexing, abstracting and search services, which facilitate access to content. The platform also allows users to:

  • Search across books and journals in one place and at the same time
  • Share discoveries with colleagues on social media
  • Access book and journal table of contents and sample full-text journal articles and book-chapters for free
  • Sign up for RSS Feeds
  • Sign up for email alerts
  • Save citations from the browse and search interface
  • Save searches and view search history for the current session
  • Browse related content
  • Review frequently downloaded content listings

The hosting platform and content may be viewed online here: http://muse.jhu.edu/browse/publishers/hawaii

“Project MUSE is pleased to partner with the University of Hawai‘i Press to host and deliver all of their journal content for both institutional access and individual readers,” said Wendy Queen, Director, Project MUSE. “This marks a significant step for MUSE in the direction of providing customized solutions for our participating publishers, offering them more options for serving their content on a platform that operates from within the scholarly community and seeks to balance the needs of presses, libraries, authors and readers.”

Click here to read the complete press release.

Early Release Articles: Korean Studies

University of Hawai’i Press is proud to present the early release of the following articles from Korean Studies through a partnership with Project MUSE.

EARLY RELEASE ARTICLES

EARLY RELEASE BOOK REVIEWS

Browse all Korean Studies early release articles online here.

Please note: Early release manuscripts have been through our rigorous peer-review process, accepted for publication, and copyedited. These articles will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal. These articles have not yet been through the full production process and therefore appear in their manuscript form, which may contain errors. These articles will be removed from the early release page once they are published as part of an issue.

Stay tuned for more early release articles from UH Press journals in 2017.

Biography Vol. 39 No. 4 (2016)

This image of Stan Schab, managing editor of Biography from 1994—2016, accompanies the announcement for the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service, which he received in 2007.

This quarter’s issue says farewell to retiring managing editor Stan Schab and welcomes new managing editor Anjoli Roy.

Read the special section for free online at Project MUSE: 

Editors’ Note (Free)

Tributes to Stan Schab (Free)

With words from editors and contributors Craig Howes, Cynthia G. Franklin, John David Zuern, Leigh Gilmore, Sidonie Smith, Gillian Whitlock, Aiko Yamashiro, and Anjoli Roy

Welcome to Anjoli Roy (free)

From Craig Howes, Cynthia G. Franklin, and  John David Zuern

Articles

  • Digression, Slavery, and Failing to Return in the Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke
    by Michael A. Chaney
  • Making and Unmaking: Child-Soldier Memoirs and Human Rights Readers
    by Maureen Moynagh

International year in review

…We hope that the feature debuting in this issue, the International Year in Review, will help begin a process that will lead to more books, articles, essays, and dissertations from an even wider variety of languages appearing in our critical bibliography. (From Editors’ Note)

  • International Year in Review: Introduction
    by John David Zuern
  • Pictures at an Exhibition: The Year in Australia
    by Gillian Whitlock
  • Biography in Austria, a Selection: The Year in Austria
    by Wilhelm Hemecker and David Osterle
  • Public Lives as Personal Assets, the Trial of Biography: The Year in Brazil
    by Sergio da Silva Barcellos
  • Trust Reconciliation in Life Writing: The Year in Canada
    by Alana Bell
  • Nostalgia for Republican China: The Year in China
    by Chen Shen
  • Old Traditions and New Experiments: The Year in Finland

Plus more from the year in review and book reviews. Continue reading