Celebrating Three Years of Camphor Press with New Classics

It’s our third birthday today, and we’d like to thank all of you for supporting Camphor Press since we launched – we couldn’t have done it without you. As a special treat to celebrate, we’re releasing five classic books connected to East Asia, and they’re only $1.99 each. We’re confident that these are the best […]

My Family’s Travels to 1965 Taiwan

American Susan Blumberg-Kason is the author of Good Chinese Wife, which recounts her years in a Chinese family as a wife, daughter-in-law, and mother. Susan also contributed the excellent introduction to the Camphor Press edition of Instructions for Chinese Women and Girls. She blogs at susanbkason.com. In the mid-1960s, my mom spent a year in […]

Hear Jonathan Benda on A Pail of Oysters

Our latest release, A Pail of Oysters, is a glimpse into the heart of the foundational events of modern Taiwanese history – the 228 massacre and the White Terror that followed. Vern Sneider’s novel was praised on its release in 1953 but then banned by the Taiwanese government for decades. Dr Jonathan Benda, who has studied […]