Columbia University Press is pleased to announce the creation of the Nancy Bernkopf Tucker and Warren I. Cohen Books on American–East Asian Relations series. The series is named after noted diplomatic historians and Columbia University Press authors Nancy Bernkopf Tucker (1948–2012) and Warren I. Cohen.
The goals of the series are to publish high-quality, rigorously researched works in the academic fields in which Tucker was involved. Selection of books written by new and established scholars will begin in late 2013 and will concentrate in the areas of political science, international affairs, diplomatic history, Asian history, and Asian studies. The press will be able to draw at least $15,000 from the fund to help support the cost of publishing and promoting each new title. The series aims to publish one or two new titles every year.
The series is made possible from a generous donation by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker and Warren I. Cohen. Before her death Dr. Tucker set in motion plans for the series, which was completed after her death by her husband, Professor Cohen.
Professor Cohen remarks, “This series is intended as a monument to Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, a great scholar, a superb teacher, and my beloved wife. Publication of works in her chosen fields will help keep her goals alive and ensure that she is never forgotten.”
Scholarly integrity for the series will be maintained by the internationally distinguished academics serving as series editors: Thomas Christensen (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University), Mark Bradley (University of Chicago) and Rosemary Foot (St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford).
Those interested in publishing in the series should contact Anne Routon, senior editor at Columbia University Press with a proposal containing a brief description of the content and focus of the book, a table of contents or chapter outline, literature review and market analysis, and professional information about the author, including previous publications.
About Nancy Bernkopf Tucker:
Dr. Nancy Bernkopf Tucker was professor of history at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. An American diplomatic historian whose work focused on U.S.–East Asian relations, particularly U.S. relations with China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, Dr. Tucker was the author or editor of seven books, most recently The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s. Her Uncertain Friendships: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945–1992 received the 1996 Myrna F. Bernath Book Prize, awarded biannually by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Her articles and essays have also appeared in Foreign Affairs, American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Political Science Quarterly, Diplomatic History, and many of the other leading historical and foreign affairs journals. In addition to her scholarly achievements, Dr. Tucker twice served in the U.S. government, first, as a China specialist in the Department of State and the U.S. embassy in Beijing (as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow) and, subsequently, in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In 2007, she was awarded a National Intelligence Medal of Achievement for distinguished meritorious service in ODNI as the first assistant deputy director for analytic integrity and standards and analytic ombudsman.
About Warren I. Cohen:
Warren I. Cohen is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Professor Cohen taught American diplomatic history. His principal research interests are in American–East Asian relations. Winner of numerous awards and distinctions for his scholarship, Professor Cohen is the author of twelve books, editor of eight, and contributor to several more publications. Some of his most recent books include America’s Response to China, Empire Without Tears, East Asian Art and American Culture, America in the Age of Soviet Power, East Asia at the Center, America’s Failing Empire: U.S. Foreign Relations Since the Cold War, and his latest publication, Challenges to American Primacy, 1945 to the Present. Professor Cohen received the University System of Maryland Regents’ Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for 2004–2005.