Organizations that have supported MĀNOA






We are grateful for the support of the many organizations and individuals who have helped us over the years. Our thanks for their tremendous help.

Cambodian Living Arts was founded in 1998 by human rights activist and musician Arn Chorn-Pond and focuses on growing a robust arts sector in Cambodia and beyond. CLA is supporting our double issue, Out of the Shadows of Angkor (winter 2021–summer 2022), with a grant and assistance in sales and promotion.

The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses and the Amazon Literary Partnership awarded MANOA Literary Magazine Fund grants in support of our winter 2021–summer 2022 issue, Out of the Shadows of Angkor, and our summer 2020 issue, Tyranny Lessons.

The National Endowment for the Arts and Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts have provided critical funding for the journal, bringing stability to MĀNOA and helping it reach new readers. NEA and HSFCA grants have helped us produce many volumes of the journal as well as fund key staff positions.

The University of Hawai‘i and our publisher, the University of Hawai‘i Press, have supported MĀNOA since its launch in 1989; and the UHM English Department has housed our editorial office, providing space and equipment. Mahalo to them for supporting the journal and its mission to bring the writing of Asia and the Pacific to English-speaking readers all over the world.

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies supported Story Is a Vagabond: Fiction, Essays, and Drama by Intizar Husain. AIPS funds allowed us to publish the paintings of Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, who was born in Hyderabad in 1972 and now lives and works in Lahore. Qureshi studied at the National College of Arts in Lahore, where he learned the traditional techniques and aesthetics of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century miniature painting that flourished in the Mughal courts.

The Literature Translation Institute of Korea supported The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth-Century Korean Poetry, enabling us to publish the botanical drawings of Hye Woo Shin and to produce and distribute the volume. Ms. Shin is a scientific illustrator, botanical artist, and doctoral student at Korea University in South Korea. Her images have won gold medals in the exhibitions of Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society and Scotland’s Botanical Images Scotia.

The Cooke Foundation supported the production of Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia, our summer 2016 volume.

The Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing program in Beijing supported the publication of Words from the Fire: Poems by Jidi Majia, our summer 2018 volume.

The inspiration for Republic of Apples, Democracy of Oranges emerged from a Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment grant to Whittier College. As part of this grant, Chinese and American writers participated in an exchange of visits to each other’s countries, involving lectures, readings, class visits, and other public events at Beijing Normal University, the Lu Xun Academy, Yunnan University, Whittier College, Santa Monica College, and Pomona College.

Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities awards helped the journal through the Mānoa Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in 2004 and based in Hawai‘i. The foundation’s programs include publishing books, supporting dramatic productions, and sponsoring readings and other events. Among the plays the foundation has helped produce and fund are Andha Yug, The Cocktail Party, and Damien—all published in the pages of MĀNOA.