Canterbury University Press


NewChinaEyewitness

04 December 2017

Colourful eyewitness accounts in a new book from Canterbury University Press bring to life the fascinating story of how Canterbury Museum came to acquire the largest collection of Chinese art in New Zealand after a group of prominent New Zealanders visited the People’s Republic of China in 1956.


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22 November 2017

As artist Len Lye’s legend grows both internationally and domestically, a new book of critical essays shines light on the life, career and art of the outstanding New Zealand-born artist.


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31 October 2017

The lessons of the 1918 influenza pandemic could help inform planning for a future pandemic in New Zealand, according to historian Dr Geoffrey Rice.


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21 August 2017

Place Names of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills, by award-winning regional historian Gordon Ogilvie, has been published by Canterbury University Press.


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30 June 2017

Austin Mitchell’s new book Revenge of the Rich: The neoliberal revolution in Britain and New Zealand, published by Canterbury University Press, charts the development of a market-driven neoliberal creed, where governments are devoted to efficiency, cost-cutting and austerity at the people’s expense.


New book an environmental history of NZ rivers

18 October 2016

A new book on New Zealand's rivers sets out to inform current debate about the sustainable use of New Zealand's fresh water by exploring the history of our rivers.


1950s New Zealand captured in flash fiction

16 August 2016

A new work of flash fiction from prize-winning writer Frankie McMillan, published by Canterbury University Press, provides an intriguing evocation of 1950s New Zealand.


Bushrangers' multiple murders brought to light

21 June 2016

A book about one of the South Island's most shocking multiple murders has been published by Canterbury University Press to mark the 150th anniversary of the crimes.


UC academic publishes new history of Tonga

20 November 2015

Tonga's most comprehensive history now includes chapters covering the last decade's shaky transition towards democracy, bringing the island kingdom's story up to date.


UC renews Mt John partnership with Earth & Sky

10 November 2015

UC has signed a renewed lease which continues its long-standing partnership with Earth & Sky Ltd in astronomy at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory in Tekapo.