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Wang Song 王頌. A Study of the Thoughts of the Song-dynasty Huayan School (宋代華嚴思想研究). Beijing: Zongjiao wenhua chubanshe 宗教文化出版社, 2008. Reviewed by Yang Xiaodong 楊曉東 (PhD candidate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) The Song dynasty (960-1279) has long been stereotyped as a major watershed in the...More
The Harvard-Yenching Institute is pleased to announce that the fourth book in the NTU & HYI Academic Book Series has been published. The monograph, entitled, 從聖教到道教:馬華社會的節俗、信仰與文化(Transforming "Sacred Religion" into Daoism: Festival, Belief, and Culture in the Chinese Society of Malaysia), by...More
Zhang Liang 张亮. A Hui community on Hainan Island: Spatial-temporal Concepts and Social Practices of the Hui people in Sanya 《南海回村:三亚回族的时空观念和社会实践》. Beijing: Social Science Academic Press. 北京:社会科学文献出版社, 2016. Reviewed by HE Qi (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, Yunnan University, China; HYI Indian...More
Zhang Zhongmin 张仲民. Interpretations: Reading Cultures and Reception Politics in Late Qing and Early Republican China . (种瓜得豆:清末民初的阅读文化与接受政治) Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2016. Reviewed by Chen Siyan (PhD candidate, Nankai University) Recently, the study of new terms and concepts in...More
Zhang Linshan 张林山, Sun Fengyi 孙凤仪 et al. The Phenomenon of Reform Obstruction in China: Performance, Origin and Solution (《改革梗阻现象:表现、根源与治理》). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (China), 2017. Reviewed by: Diwen Xiao (Ph.D. Candidate, China, Social Policy, Sun Yat-sen University, HYI Chinese...More
Xiong Wenbing and Li Yizhi (eds.) 熊文彬,李逸之主编. Tsha-tsha Art from Guge, Tibet (《西藏古格擦擦艺术》). Beijing: China Tibetology Press, 2016. Reviewed by Wang Chuanbo (Ph.D. candidate, Zhejiang University, China; HYI Visiting Fellow) Surveys of the artistic heritage of the Western Himalayas, a fascinating...More
Hong Hong 洪 宏 . Soviet Influence and Chinese Films Produced during the ‘17-year’ Period ( 苏联影响与中国十七年电 影 ). Beijing: Zhongguo Dianying Chubanshe ( 中国电影出版社) , 2008. Reviewed by Madhurendra Jha (PhD candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Spread over 244 pages and carefully divided into eight chapters...More
Ni Yuping 倪玉平. Research on Finance and Society in the Jiaqing and Daoguang Reigns of the Qing Dynasty (清朝嘉道财政与社会). Beijing: The Commercial Press, 2013. Reviewed by Sanghoun Lee (Ph.D. Candidate, Seoul National University) "Dynastic decline" has been the predominant view of Qing history in the first...More
Li Bingkui 李秉奎. Gender, Romance and Marriage of Chinese Youth During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) (狂澜与潜流:中国青年的性恋与婚姻(1966-1976)). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2015. Reviewed by Liu Zhao (PhD candidate, University of Hong Kong) This book is the first systematic study on private...More
围观改变中国?——互联网书写与中国式公共领域的特质 [ Have Onlookers Changed China? Characteristics of Internet Writing and the Chinese-style Public Sphere ] ( Tang Xiaobing , East China Normal University) Abstract : In recent years, micro-blog (微博) writing has profoundly influenced the public sphere. Many public...More
日佔時期 (1919-1945) 關東州恩賜財團慈惠資金與兒童奬學資金之社會救濟、醫療保護及兒童教育措施 [Social Relief, Medical Services and Childhood Education Work of the Charity Funds and Child Scholarship Funds of the Imperial Gift Foundation in Guandong Province under the Japanese Occupation, 1919-1945] ( Joseph Siu Kam-wah , Chinese...More
Li Ruojian 李若建. Wandering between Illusion and Reality: on Rumors in 1950s Mainland China (虚实之间: 20世纪大陆谣言研究). Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, 2011. Reviewed by Yumeng Wang (Nankai University/Harvard-Yenching Institute) Li Ruojian’s 虚实之间: 20世纪大陆谣言研究 ( Wandering between Illusion and Reality...More

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