Cultural Studies

Wang Bangwei 王邦维. Transcultural Imagination: Literature, Myths and History 《跨文化的想象:文献、神话与历史》. Beijing: Encyclopedia of China Publishing House 中国大百科全书出版社, 2017. Reviewed by Duan Nan (段南) Transcultural Imagination: Literature, Myths and History (《跨文化的想象:文献、神话与历史》) is written by Bangwei Wang (王邦维), a...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
Pang Laikwan 彭麗君. Sunset Not Yet: Post-1997 Hong Kong Cinema (黃昏未晚:後九七香港電影). The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2010. Reviewed by Siyi Li (PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) The fall of Hong Kong cinema may be one of the most typical exemplifications of...More
Wu Kaming 胡嘉明 and Zhang Jieying 張劼穎. Living with Waste: Economies, Communities and Spaces of Waste Collectors in China 《廢品生活:垃圾場的經濟、社群與空間》. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2016. Reviewed by Siyi Li (Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)...More
Yong Ty and Chhoy Yi Heang ( យ៉ង ធី និង ឆយ យីហ៊ាង ). Cambodian Identity ( អត្តសញ្ញាណប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ) (Phnom Penh, 2000). Reviewed by Piseth Keo (NUS-HYI Joint Doctoral Scholar) Cambodian Identity , prefaced by Prime Minister Hun Sen, is part of a nation-building project to define the identity of...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
The Symbol of the Dragon and Ways to Shape Cultural Identities in Vietnam and Japan ( Nguyen Ngoc Tho , University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City) Abstract : Vietnam, a member of the ASEAN community, and Japan have been sharing Han-Chinese cultural...More
Before Emerging from the Horizon of History: The Birth of Modern Chinese Women’s Writing 《浮出歷史地表之前——中國現代女性寫作的發生》 by Zhang Li 張莉, Nankai University Press, 2010. Reviewed by Zhang Yun (PhD candidate, Modern China Studies, The University of Hong Kong) Zhang Li’s book title indicates her attempt to...More
Kinoshita Naoyuki 木下直之, Brothers of the Groin: Is the Body of Men Art ?『股間若衆 男の裸は芸術か』Tokyo: Shinchō-sha, 2012. Reviewed by Sadamura Koto (PhD Candidate, the University of Tokyo; HYI Visiting Fellow, 2013-14) Keywords : Japan, History of Art, Visual Culture, Cultural Studies Those who have some...More
A Japanese animist in the Kachin hills: Toshihiro Yoshida’s ethnographic books on the Kachin people in Northern Myanmar A book review for “New Frontiers in Asian Scholarship” by Masao Imamura (PhD candidate, National University of Singapore) Corridors of Forest, 森の回廊 byToshihiro Yoshida吉田 敏浩, Tokyo...More
A Cultural History of the Chinese Character “ Ta" (She)—On the invention and identification of a new female pronoun ("她”字的文化史—女性新代词的发明与认同研究"), by Huang Xingtao 黄兴涛. Fuzhou: Fujian jiaoyu chubanshe, 2009. Reviewed by Zhang Yun (PhD candidate, The University of Hong Kong; HYI Visiting Fellow) Early-...More
My Village, My Country , by Xiong Peiyun (Beijing: New Star Press, 2011) 一个村庄里的中国,作者熊培云,北京:新星出版社,2011年 Reviewed by Fang Jingwen (Doctoral Candidate, Renmin University of China; Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Fellow) In 2001, Xiong Peiyun published an article about his hometown of Xiaobao, a...More

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