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Renaissance Books was established in 1996 to promote gifted, aspiring authors and books of general interest.  Later, its focus moved to East-West themes relating to people, culture and way of life.

In 2015, the imprint was re-launched in order to concentrate on scholarly reference in the Humanities and Social Sciences, publishing especially in the field of East Asian Studies, notably Japan and Korea, as well as Central Asian Studies. To this end, we have launched a new peer-reviewed Renaissance Books Asia Pacific Series drawing on recognized authorities from within the region and beyond, offering a platform for comparative and interdisciplinary works on historical and cultural themes as well as those relating to contemporary issues, especially in Politics & Economics, Conflict Resolution, Globalization, NGOs, Security, Human Rights and Media Studies.

[Contact Managing Editor: Roger Buckley on the form below]

At the same time, we are anxious to continue offering a platform to authors whose writings harmonize with our scholarly focus but meet the needs and interests of a wider, more broadly-based audience and which are more accessible, both in terms of price and availability. [See General Interest.]

The publisher, Paul Norbury, was also founder-publisher of Paul Norbury Publications, Japan Library and most recently Global Oriental (now Brill). Co-director Malcolm Campbell was publisher of Curzon Press (now Routledge).



Contact Renaissance Books Asia Pacific series editor Roger Buckley

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