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.

Luo Wenhua, sKal bzang chos ’phel (Eds.) 罗文华,格桑曲培主编. The Murals of Gong dkar chos sde Monastery: A Milestone in Tibetan Buddhist Art History. 《贡嘎曲德寺壁画:藏传佛教美术史的里程碑》. Beijing: The Palace Museum Press, 2015,407 pp. Reviewed by Wang Chuanbo The explosion of publications on the Gong dkar chos sde...More
Wang Song. The Huayan fajie guanmen: Research and Annotation , Beijing: Zongjiao wenhua chubanshe [Religion and Culture Press], 2016. 王颂:《华严法界观门校释研究》,北京:宗教文化出版社,2016年。 Reviewed by Lin Jian , Peking University Different “schools” and “traditions” have always been an inevitable topic in the study of...More
Wang Song 王頌. A Study of the Thoughts of the Song-dynasty Huayan School (宋代華嚴思想研究). Beijing: Zongjiao wenhua chubanshe 宗教文化出版社, 2008. Reviewed by Yang Xiaodong 楊曉東 (PhD candidate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) The Song dynasty (960-1279) has long been stereotyped as a major watershed in the...More
Zhang Liang 张亮. A Hui community on Hainan Island: Spatial-temporal Concepts and Social Practices of the Hui people in Sanya 《南海回村:三亚回族的时空观念和社会实践》. Beijing: Social Science Academic Press. 北京:社会科学文献出版社, 2016. Reviewed by HE Qi (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, Yunnan University, China; HYI Indian...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
Zhang Linshan 张林山, Sun Fengyi 孙凤仪 et al. The Phenomenon of Reform Obstruction in China: Performance, Origin and Solution (《改革梗阻现象:表现、根源与治理》). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (China), 2017. Reviewed by: Diwen Xiao (Ph.D. Candidate, China, Social Policy, Sun Yat-sen University, HYI Chinese...More
Xiong Wenbing and Li Yizhi (eds.) 熊文彬,李逸之主编. Tsha-tsha Art from Guge, Tibet (《西藏古格擦擦艺术》). Beijing: China Tibetology Press, 2016. Reviewed by Wang Chuanbo (Ph.D. candidate, Zhejiang University, China; HYI Visiting Fellow) Surveys of the artistic heritage of the Western Himalayas, a fascinating...More
Hong Hong 洪 宏 . Soviet Influence and Chinese Films Produced during the ‘17-year’ Period ( 苏联影响与中国十七年电 影 ). Beijing: Zhongguo Dianying Chubanshe ( 中国电影出版社) , 2008. Reviewed by Madhurendra Jha (PhD candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Spread over 244 pages and carefully divided into eight chapters...More
Satoshi Hiraoka 平岡聰. A New Explanation of the Formation of the Lotus Sūtra: Reading the Lotus Sūtra as Buddha’s Life Stories 法華経成立の新解釈-仏伝として法華経を読み解,Tokyo: Daizoshuppan, 2012.10 Reviewed by: Jian Lin (PhD Candidate, Peking University) As one of the most important Mahāyāna scriptures and maybe the...More
Ni Yuping 倪玉平. Research on Finance and Society in the Jiaqing and Daoguang Reigns of the Qing Dynasty (清朝嘉道财政与社会). Beijing: The Commercial Press, 2013. Reviewed by Sanghoun Lee (Ph.D. Candidate, Seoul National University) "Dynastic decline" has been the predominant view of Qing history in the first...More

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