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Nakanishi, Tatsuya 中西竜也. Islam in Dialogue with Chinese Civilization: Intellectual Activities of Chinese Muslims duri ng the 17th-19th Centuries (『中華と対話するイスラーム:17-19世紀中国ムスリムの思想的営為』). Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2013. Reviewed by Noriko Unno-Yamazaki (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo)...More
Zhang Chuntian 張春田 . Revolution and Lyricism: Cultural Politics of the Southern Society and Chinese Modernity (1903-1922) 革命與抒情:南社的文化政治與中國現代性( 1903-1922 ) . Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2015. Reviewed by Cui Wendong (Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Science, The Chinese University...More
Hitoshi Takahashi 高橋均. A Study of the Lunyu Yishu 論語義疏の研究 (Tokyo: Sobunsha 創文社 2013). Reviewed by Yang Yang (PhD candidate, Kyoto University) Most of the annotations to the Analects of Confucius 論語 made by scholars from the Han Dynasty and the Wei and Jin periods have lost their original form, with...More
Yu-Yu Cheng 鄭毓瑜. Discovering Metaphors in Categories: A Keyword in Chinese Literary Studies (引譬連類: 文學研究的關鍵詞), Taipei: Linking Publishing, 2014 (first edition, 2012) Reviewed by Mengwen ZHU ( Ph.D. candidate, The University of Hong Kong) This book explores the phenomenon of “adopting metaphors and...More
Shao Yiping 邵毅平 . The World of the Merchant in Chinese Literature 中國文學中的商人世界 . Shanghai, Fudan University Press, 2005. Reviewed by Mengmeng Ji , Ph.D. Candidate, Fudan University Merchants and the life around them have been important motifs throughout pre-modern Chinese literature. As the...More
Yang Lihua 杨立华. Fifteen Chapters on Neo-Confucianism 宋明理学十五讲. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2015. Reviewed by Li Zhen (Peking University; 2015-2016 HYI Visiting Fellow) As a major topic of research in Chinese philosophy, studies on Neo-Confucianism have witnessed great development in the past...More
Sun Yinggang 孙英刚 . The Weft Prophecy Texts and Political Legitimation in Medieval China 《神文时代:谶纬、术数与中古政治研究》 , Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Chubanshe 上海古籍出版社 , 2014. Reviewed by Yifeng Xie (PhD candidate, Fudan University) In this book, Sun Yinggang discusses the relations among knowledge, beliefs, and...More
Yang Yaocheng 杨耀程 and Yin Chengjun 殷铖君. Discovering the Lalo People: An Exploration of the Lalo Yi Folk Culture in Changning 寻根“腊罗巴”: 昌宁彝族民俗文化考察. Kunming: Yunnan People’s Publishing House, 2011. Reviewed by Zhou Tingsheng (Ph.D. candidate, Minzu University of China, HYI Visiting Fellow 2015-2016)...More
A book by Yan Xiaojun (Visiting Scholar 2016) entitled 香港治與亂 was selected by Asia Weekly (亚洲周刊) as one of the ten best Chinese-language books published in 2015. Read the news announcement here . Dr. Yan is Associate Professor of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong, and...More
Yip, Hon Ming 葉漢明, ed. Globalization and Gender: The Implications of Global Economic Restructuring for Women in China and Southeast Asia 《 全球化與性別:全球經濟重組對中國和東南亞女性的意義 》 . Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學香港亞太研究所, 2011. Reviewed by Tuen Yi Chiu (Ph.D. candidate, Department of...More
Wu Maosong 呉茂松. The Rights Protection Movement and the State in Contemporary China 現代中国の維権運動と国家. Keio University Press, 2015. Reviewed by Hiroko Naito (PhD candidate, Keio University) The existing literature uses theories of civil society and corporatism to analyze state-society relations in China...More
Higher Education and Authoritarian Resilience: The Case of China, Past and Present (Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard University) Why are some autocracies more durable than others? In analyzing the institutional mechanisms that sustain authoritarian regimes, and help to explain their historical longevity...More

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