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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
Neighborhood Space in 1950s Beijing: Urban Governance in the Early PRC (Park Sang-Soo, Korea University) Abstract : Through an analysis of the early urban administration building process, the formation of neighborhood space, the connotation of “autonomy” ( zizhi ) of Residents’ Committees (RCs),...More
Incongruence between employment status and employment preference of married women in cross-border marriages (Chiu Tuen Yi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) August 2015 - paper removed from website; citation will be provided upon publication . Abstract : A considerable amount of empirical...More
Zhang Yongquan 張湧泉. Textual Criticism of Tunhuang Manuscripts 敦煌寫本文獻學. Gansu: Gansu Education Publishing House, 2013. Reviewed by Yang Yang (PhD candidate, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Kyoto University; Visiting Fellow 2014-2015) In the early twentieth century, a large amount of...More
Ge Xiaoyin 葛曉音. Stylistic Studies on Chinese Poetry from the Pre-Qin, the Han, the Wei to the Six Dynasties 先秦漢魏六朝詩歌體式研究 . Beijing: Peking University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Mengwen Zhu (The University of Hong Kong; 2014-15 HYI Visiting Fellow) This book is a collection of twenty-one papers (...More
Tsuyoshi Ishii 石井剛. Dai Zhen and Chinese Modern Philosophy: From Philology to Philosophy 『戴震と中国近代哲学:漢学から哲学へ』 Tokyo: Chisenshokan, 2014. Reviewed by Kyungnam Moon (Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, University of Tokyo) A stereotypical introduction of Dai Zhen (戴震, 1724-77) would be as follows: a person...More
Qiu Yuanyuan. Court Rites and Music during the Early Qing 清前期宫廷礼乐研究. Beijing: shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, 2012. Reviewed by Gu Songjie (School of History and Culture, Minzu University of China) In recent years, the so-called “new Qing history” based in the United States has presented new ideas...More

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