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. 

Ying Xing 应星. Emotions and Contentious Politics in Contemporary Rural China. "气"与抗争政治 : 当代中国乡村社会稳定问题研究. Beijing: Social Science Academic Press 社会科学文献出版社, 2011. Reviewer: Wu Jie , Ph.D. candidate, The University of Hong Kong “Qi” (气) is one of the most important explanations for the occurrence of...More
Zhou Xueguang 周雪光. The Institutional Logic of Governance in China: An Organizational Approach (中国国家治理的制度逻辑:一个组织学研究). SDX & Harvard-Yenching Academic Library 生活·读书·新知 三联书店, 2017. Reviewed by Zhang Shiyu (PhD candidate, Chinese University of Hong Kong; HYI Chinese Politics Training Program...More
Kabata Shigeru. Teotihuacan: Birth and decline of the “birthplace of the gods” (テオティワカン-「神々の都」の誕生と衰退-)Tokyo: Yuzankaku, 2019. Reviewed by Yagi Hiroaki (Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Fellow in the Mesoamerican Archaeology Training Program, 2018-19) Teotihuacan is one of the most studied sites...More
Kwak Jong Chul and Lee Jin Ju. Layers in Archaeological Sites: Theory, Interpretation, and Practice . 고고학에서의 층: 이론, 해석, 적용. Seoul: Sahoepyeongnon (The social review) 사회평론, 2012. Reviewed by Youngbae Ji (Mesoamerica Archaeology Training Program Fellow) This book describes stratigraphy—an essential...More
Akiko SHIMONO 下野玲子. A Study on Foding zunsheng tuoluoni jing Scenes in Dunhuang. 敦煌仏頂尊勝陀羅尼経変相図の研究. Tokyo: Bensei Shuppan 勉誠出版 , 2017 . Reviewed by Zhang Mengyan (Fudan University) The Uṣṇīṣavijayā Dhāraṇī Sūtra ( 佛顶尊胜陀罗尼经, UVDS ) was well-spread in the history of East Asia. In the process of...More
Wang Bangwei 王邦维. Transcultural Imagination: Literature, Myths and History 《跨文化的想象:文献、神话与历史》. Beijing: Encyclopedia of China Publishing House 中国大百科全书出版社, 2017. Reviewed by Duan Nan (段南) Transcultural Imagination: Literature, Myths and History (《跨文化的想象:文献、神话与历史》) is written by Bangwei Wang (王邦维), a...More
Han Jianye (韩建业). Early China: The Making of the Chinese Cultural Sphere 《早期中国:中国文化圈的形成和发展》. Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Works Publishing House (上海:上海古籍出版社), 2015. Reviewed by Yifan Wang , Shandong University The origin and formation of Chinese civilization has always been a key topic attracting the...More
Ichikawa Akira (市川彰). In the shadow of the great cities of Mesoamerica: A perspective from the periphery 『古代メソアメリカ周縁史-大都市の盛衰と大噴火のはざまで-』 Keisuisha (渓水社), 2017. Reviewed by Hiroaki Yagi , Mesoamerican Archaeology Training Program Visiting Fellow, Harvard-Yenching Institute The importance of the role...More
Hou Xudong 侯旭东. Favoritism: the monarch’s relationship with subjects based on private trust and the unfolding of Western Han history (宠:信-任型君臣关系与西汉历史的展开). Beijing Normal University Press 北京师范大学出版社, 2018. Reviewed by Zhang Shiyu (PhD candidate, Chinese University of Hong Kong; HYI Chinese Politics...More
Lee Sungjoo (이성주). Technological innovation and production system of ceramic: interpreting Proto-Three Kingdoms period ceramic assemblages of Youngnam province (토기제작의 기술혁신과 생산체계: 원삼국시대 영남지역의 토기유물군과 그 변화에 대한 해석). Seoul: Hagyon Munhwasa (학연문화사), 2014. Reviewed by Park, Jiyoung (Ph.D. candidate,...More

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