Cultural Studies

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
Inheritance and Development of Modern Drama , by Tian Gensheng. Shanghai: Shanghai sanlian shudian, 2005. 349 pp. 田根胜著:《近代戏剧的传承与开拓》,上海:上海三联书店,2005。349页 Bingbing Wei (Department of History, National University of Singapore) In imperial China, drama was one of the most popular and influential forms...More
The Festival of Liumang: The Liumang Narrative in Contemporary China (流氓的盛宴), by Dake Zhu (朱大可) (New Star Press, Beijing, 2006) Reviewed by Pan Lu (Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong Community College; HYI Visiting Fellow) Literally, the two characters “liu-mang” (流氓) in Chinese refer to a...More
History, Space and Identity: Cultural Discourse of Luoyang qie lan ji , by Wang Meixiu 王美秀 Taipei: Li ren shu ju, 2007 (臺北市:里仁書局,2007). Reviewed by Liu Yuanju (Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia, Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2005-2006) Wang Meixiu, with a PhD from the...More
Japanese Culture in East Asia, by MURAI Shosuke (Tokyo: Hoso Daigaku Kyoiku Shinkokai, 2005) 村井章介 『東アジアのなかの日本文化』(放送大学教育振興会、2005年) Reviewed by MITANI Hiroshi, Professor of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan The title of this book is misleading. This is actually...More
Taste of Luxury: Consumer society and the scholar-literati circle in the late Ming dynasty ( 品味奢華: 晚明的消費社會與士大夫), by WU Jen-shu 巫仁恕. Taipei: Academia Sinica, Lian jing chu ban shi ye you xian gong si, 2007 (台北市: 中央研究院, 聯經出版事業有限公司, 2007). Reviewed by Sylvia Wun-sze Lee (Department of Fine Arts, The...More
The Bahnar Epic Cycle in Kontum by Phan Thi Hong (Hanoi: Van Hoc Publishing, 2006, 463 pages). Reviewed by Tran Thi Phuong Phuong (National University of Ho Chi Minh City) The Bahnar is an ethnic group with a population of approximately 137,000, who live primarily in Kontum and Gia Lai provinces of...More