Books and Films by Andrew Field

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Live from Tokyo, its...A podcast interview on Shanghai Nightscapes with "New Books in East Asian Studies" presenter Carla Nappi

While I was in Tokyo last month, I met up with James Farrer at Sophia University and we conducted an interview via skype with Carla Nappi. Carla has been contributing podcasts to her "New Books in East Asian Studies" podcast platform for a few years now. I did an interview for my first book with her soon after it came out in 2010. Carla does an extremely good job of preparing for the interviews by reading the book carefully and preparing a set of questions and a "driving plan" to carry the author through the interview. It produces a very meticulous interview that covers the major issues and themes of the book and runs through each chapter. This is by far the best interview that we've done on our book.

You can find the interview here as a streaming podcast, also downloadable I believe.

I recommend her podcast platform highly to other authors of books on East Asian Studies.


More talks for Shanghai Nightscapes

I'm afraid I haven't been doing a good job of keeping up with this journaling for my website. I blame this largely on Facebook, which has absorbed most of my 'blogging' efforts. It's a lot more rewarding when you get instant recognition for your posts in the form of 'likes' and comments. Harder to keep up the the blog slog when you don't get any feedback.  Nevertheless I'm still using this website as the fundamental repository for all of my writing and film projects.

This is a busy week for me. In addition to all of my duties, responsibilities, projects etc. for my current job with Duke Kunshan University, I've been asked to give two public talks in Shanghai and one public walk. The first talk happened on Wednesday morning, where I gave a talk on Shanghai nightlife in the Age of Deco based on Shanghai Nightscapes and my earlier book Shanghai's Dancing World for the Shanghai Art Deco World Congress. Then on Thursday evening I gave a tour of the Bund at night for a sizeable group of participants in the Art Deco Congress. We visited the Astor House, Peace Hotel, and Waldorf Astoria, and ended the night with a great blues band at the House of Blues and Jazz.

Tomorrow I give a talk for the Shanghai Literary Festival at 1 pm at M on the Bund in their new Glam Bar.  Thanks to Michelle Garnaut for including me in this event. This will be my third book talk for SLF in the past five years. Of course the focus will be on Shanghai Nightscapes.

Speaking of which, That's Shanghai published an interview with me and James in order to promote this talk.

Hope to see some of you there!


Shanghai Nightscapes book talk for Royal Asiatic Society, Sept 12

James Farrer and I will be holding a series of book talks in the coming week.  We are especially looking forward to our talk for the Royal Asiatic Society in Shanghai.  For more info on this talk, please see this website.


Shanghai Nightscapes Goes Live

Finally, nearly twenty years after this project was first conceived in the Hithouse Bar near Fudan University, over a couple of soggy, warm beers and the bleery-eyed environment of a student-populated disco bar, our book Shanghai Nightscapes is now being launched into the world.  Special thanks goes out to Doug Mitchell and the rest of the team at U Chicago Press, as well as to our various editors and compilers.  James Farrer, my coauthor, was the driving force behind this project's completion, and definitely deserves top billing. I hope that those who read the book will find something of themselves reflected in its contents.

You may find the book on Amazon or just go directly to the publisher, University of Chicago Press.  Happy reading!


That's a Fine Cuppa Cha: Another Rave Review of Mu Shiying

My publisher just sent me the link to this article about my book on Mu Shiying published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.  Thanks to the reviewer, Huiwen Shi, for writing such a positive and insightful yet also critical review.