Over the years, CRDG has earned a reputation for researching, developing, and designing quality programs. Once developed, it is equally important that these programs be disseminated. CRDG publishes and disseminates many of its programs. It has also established partnerships with a number of other publishers.
The University of Hawai‘i Press is recognized as a leading publisher of books and journals on Asia and Asian American and Pacific Island studies. Current CRDG titles co-published with UH Press include China: Understanding Its Past, The Rise of Modern Japan, To Find the Way, and Island Fire.
Growing Up Local, winner of the Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Excellence in Literature in 1999 and the Artists Embassy International Literary/Cultural Award in 2000, is a joint project of CRDG and Bamboo Ridge Press, a local press founded in 1978 to publish literature by and about Hawai‘i’s people.
CRDG has partnered with Mutual Publishing to co-publish How to Play the Hawaiian Ukulele: 10 Easy Lessons, and to distribute Mutual’s informative and engaging series of marine science reference books: Hawaiian Coral Reef Ecology, Hawaii’s Sea Creatures, Hawaii’s Fishes, and Sea Turtle Ecology.
Ethics in Thought and Action, developed at CRDG, was published by Ardsley House, now part of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.
CRDG’s social studies section’s award winning texts on Asian history help students gain a deeper understanding of China and Japan.
CRDG’s English section has produced award winning texts focusing on literature of Hawai‘i.
Ethics in Thought and Action encourages students to draw connections between traditional thinkers and contemporary situations.
Mutual Publishing’s marine science books serve as ideal reference books for CRDG’s marine science curriculum.