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. 

Gao Haiyan 高海燕. A Study on the Images of J ātaka of P rince Mahasattva and Śyāmaka 《舍身饲虎本生与晱子本生图像研究》. Lanzhou: Gansu Jiaoyu Chubanshe 甘肃教育出版社, 2018. Reviewed by Lina Zhang (PhD candidate, Lanzhou University & HYI Visting Fellow) This book selects images from Jātaka of Prince Mahasattva and...More
Subhash Chandra Kushwara सुभाष चंद्र कुशवाहा. Chauri Chaura: The Riot and Independence Movement (चौरी चौरा: विद्रोह और स्वाधीनता आंदोलन), Kindle edition (डिजिटल संस्करण), Penguin Books India (पेंगुइन बुक्स इंडिया), 2014. Reviewer: Maumita Banerjee (Ph.D. Waseda University, HYI Visiting Fellow)...More
Hiraoka, Satoshi 平岡聡. A New Explanation of the Composition of the Lotus Sutra- Interpreting the Lotus Sutra as Life Stories of Buddha (法華経成立の新解釈 : 仏伝として法華経を読み解く), by . Tōkyō : Daizō Publication (東京:大蔵出版), 2012. Reviewed by Hsun-Mei Chen (PhD candidate, Kyoto University/ National Taiwan University;...More
Huang, Jing-Jia 黃敬家. Poetic Zen, Mad Zen, Female Zen- An Exploration of the Literature and Culture in Chinese Zen (詩禪・狂禪・女禪- 中國禪宗文學與文化探論). Taipei: Taiwan Studentbook Publication (台北:台灣學生書局出版), 2011. Reviewed by Hsun-Mei Chen (Ph.D. candidate, Kyoto University/ National Taiwan University; Harvard...More
Sittithep Eaksittipong. กบกฏจีนจน “บนถนนพลับพลาไชย” [The Rebellion of the Chinese Commoners on Phlapphlachai Road]. Matichon Publishing House, Bangkok, 2012. Reviewed by Chulaluk Pleumpanya , Visiting Fellow, Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2019-2020 There are many works on Thai-Chinese in Thailand,...More
Gao Haolin (高豪林). Selected Works of Guo Moruo (郭沫若作品精选). Chang Jiang Art and Literature Press,2012. Reviewed by Shagufta Yasmin , (Ph.D. candidate, Centre of East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Guo Moruo is a well-known poet, historian, archaeologist...More
Izumi Mari 泉万里. Studies about Paintings on Folding Screens in the Japanese Middle Ages 『中世屛風絵研究』 Tokyo: Chūō Kōron Bijutsu Shuppan 中央公論美術出版 , 2013. Reviewed by Miki Homma (PhD Candidate, Waseda University; HYI Asia-Pacific Studies Training Program Visiting Fellow, 2019-20) This book discusses large...More
张志忠 (Zhang Zhizhong). On Mo Yan (莫言论). Beijing United Publishing Company (北京联合出版公司), 2012. Reviewed by: Nishit Kumar (Doctoral Candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University and HYI Visiting Fellow) A field of study advances through the pivotal works it yields. In that sense, Zhang Zhizhong’s book “On Mo...More
Li Lifeng 李里峰. The Land Reform Movement and Transformation of Rural Power in Northern China: An Approach of Political History (《土地改革与华北乡村权力变迁:一项政治史的考察》), Nanjing: Jiangsu People's Publishing House, 2018. Reviewed by Yurong Li ( PhD candidate of Peking University; Visiting fellow of HYI) Land reform...More
Zhang Jiegen 章节根. India’s Nuclear Strategy (印度的核战略). Current Affairs Press (China) 时事出版社, 2015. Reviewed by Han Wei (Fudan University; HYI South Asian Studies in China Program, Visiting Fellow, 2019-20) India’s Nuclear Strategy , written by professor Jiegen Zhang, was adapted from the author’s Ph.D...More

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