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
Contentious Diffusion of Human Rights: Evidence from South Korean Print Media, 1990-2010 (Jeong-Woo Koo, Sungkyunkwan University, and Sookyung Kim, Korea University) Abstract : The current scholarship on the human rights diffusion is not well equipped to account for the remarkable dynamics that are...More
Nguyen Duc Loc (ed.). Social Life in Contemporary Vietnam, the series. Vol.1: Workers’ fates, realities and strategies . Đời sống xã hội Việt Nam đương đại (Tập 1): Tình cảnh sống của người công nhân: thân phận, rủi ro và chiến lược sống. Tri Thuc Press, 2015. Reviewed by Nguyen Quang Dung “The...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
Li, Yinhe 李銀河. Observations in Sociology 《 我的社會學觀察 》 . Beijing: Chung Hua Gong Shang Lian He Chu Ban She中華工商聯合出版社, 2014. Reviewed by Tuen Yi Chiu (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Observations in Sociology is an academic book that is based on feminist...More
Kim Hyŏn-ju 김현주. The Discovery of Society: Theories, Imaginaries and Practices of 'Sahoe' in Colonial Korea (1910-1925) . 『사회의 발견: 식민지기 ‘사회’에 대한 이론과 상상, 그리고 실천(1910~1925)』. Seoul: Somyŏng Ch'ulp'an 소명출판, 2013. Reviewed by Bo-mi Kim (Seoul National University) What is a society and how can it be...More
Lui, Tai-lok 吕大乐. The Story of Hong Kong in the 1970s Retold 《那似曾相识的七十年代》 Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Books, 2012. Reviewed by Lijun Yan (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong) With the present and future of Hong Kong currently under intense debate, Lui Tai-lok’s revisiting...More
Welfare State Development in East Asia: A Cross-Continental Comparison (Yasuhiro Kamimura, Nagoya University) Abstract : The last quarter century has witnessed the rapid transformation of welfare states in East Asia. It is, however, impossible to capture the magnitude of this change if we limit our...More
Leung Ki-che 梁其姿 . Facing Illness: Medical Concepts and Organizations in Traditional Chinese Society (面对疾病:传统中国社会的医疗观念与组织). Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Ge Yun (PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore) This book is not an entirely new...More
Zhou Yi 周怡. Huaxi Village: Post-collectivism in A Transitional Economy 《中国第一村: 华西村转型经济中的后集体主义》, Oxford University Press, 2006. Reviewed by CHEN Xi (PhD candidate in Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Key Words : Huaxi village, post-collectivism, economic transformation, social...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
What Comes Next After Socialism in China? : Communist Neo-Traditionalism Twenty Five Years After (Won Jaeyoun, Yonsei University; HYI Visiting Scholar 2011-12) Abstract The transformation of labour and unemployment in China raises a question of “What was socialism and what comes next.” This paper...More