New Frontiers in Asian Scholarship

New Frontiers in Asian Scholarship

New Frontiers in Asian Scholarship highlights recent books and important articles published in Asian languages, relating to the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Asian culture.

Current affiliates and HYI alumni are welcome to submit book reviews. We are unable to accept submissions from non-HYI affiliates. 

Wei Wenbin and Zhang Liming 魏文斌、张利明. Paintings of the Journey to the West and Paintings of Xuan Zang's Pilgrimage for Buddhist Scriptures 《西游记壁画与玄奘取经图像》. Jiangsu Fenghuang chubanshe 江苏凤凰美术出版社, June 2019, Color Edition. Reviewed by Lina Zhang (PhD candidate, Lanzhou University) Xuanzang (600-664)...More
Murashima Eiji. The Birth of the Siam Communist Party (1930-1936) ( กำเนิดพรรคคอมมิวนิสต์สยาม, Kamnoed Pak Kommist Siam ). Matichon Publishing House, Bangkok, 2012 Reviewed by Chulaluk Pleumpanya , Visiting Fellow, Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2019-2020 One of the most prominent Thai studies...More
Chen Xiaoping 陈小萍. Hindu Nationalism and the Development of India’s Post-Independence Politics 《印度教民族主义与独立后印度政治发展研究》. Beijing: Current Affairs Press, 时事出版社, 2015. Reviewed by Tong Yutao (Peking University; HYI South Asian Studies in China Program Visiting Fellow, 2019-20) Hindu nationalism poses...More
Narupon Duangwises and Peter A. Jackson, editors. Sex/Gender Spectrum: Cultural Pluralism and Sex/Gender Diversity in Thailand (เพศหลากเฉดสี: พหุวัฒนธรรมทางเพศในสังคมไทย). Bangkok: Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Center, 2013. Reviewed by Sura Intamool (Department of English, Faculty of...More
Kobayashi Hiromitsu 小林宏光. Discourse on the History of Chinese Pictorial Printmaking 『中国版画史論』Tokyo: Bensei Shuppan 勉誠出版 , 2017 Book Review by Miki Homma (Waseda University) Kobayashi Hiromitsu’s Discourse on the History of Chinese Pictorial Printmaking discusses the history of Chinese pictorial...More
Wang Jian’e. 王建娥. Ethnic Politics: Theories and Practices in the 20th Century (族际政治:二十世纪的理论与实践). Social Sciences Academic Press (China) 社会科学文献出版社, 2011. Reviewed by Han Wei (Fudan University; HYI South Asian Studies in China Program, Visiting Fellow, 2019-20) Wang Jian’e’s Ethnic Politics: Theories...More
Ma Weiqiang 马维强. Shuangkou Village: Identity, Status and Rural Daily Life in the Era of Collectivization 《双口村:集体化时代的身份、地位与乡村日常生活》. Beijing: China Social Science Press (中国社会科学出版社), 2018. Reviewed by Yurong Li ( PhD candidate of Peking University; HYI Visiting Fellow) In the period of...More
Phạm Quang Minh. Vietnam-Soviet Union-China Triangle Relations during the Anti-American Resistance War (1954-1975). Quan hệ tam giác Việt Nam-Liên Xô-Trung Quốc trong cuộc kháng chiến chống Mỹ (1954-1975). Hanoi: Vietnam National University Press, 2018. Reviewed by Do Dieu Khue (PhD, Seoul National...More
Jiang Zhiqin 姜智芹 . Studies on the Communication of Mo Yan’s Writing’s Abroad ( 莫言作品:海外传播研究 ). Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2019. Reviewed by Nishit Kumar (Doctoral Candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University and HYI Visiting Fellow) After winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012, Mo Yan’s...More
Hu Angang and Guan Qingyou (胡鞍钢与管清友). China’s Response to Global Climate Change (中国应对全球气候变化). Tsinghua University Press, 2009. Reviewed by Shagufta Yasmin (Ph.D. candidate, Centre of East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Global climate change is one of...More

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