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. 

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
Pornrat Damrhung et al., eds. Performance Phenomena ( ปรากฏการณ์การแสดง). Bangkok: Thailand Science Research and Innovation, 2019. Reviewed by Sura Intamool (Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University; Ph.D. candidate in Theatre Studies, National University of Singapore;...More
Islamic Modernization in South Asia 《南亚伊斯兰现代进程》, by Liu Shuxiong, Yan Qiongying, Lei Wuling, Wang Xu, Wang Xi and Rong Ying 刘曙雄、晏琼英、雷武铃、王旭、王希、荣鹰. Beijing: Peking University Press, 北京大学出版社, 2013. Reviewed by Tong Yutao (Peking University; HYI South Asian Studies in China Program Visiting Fellow,...More
“The Transnational Medical Institution in China in the First Half of the 20th Century: A Case Study of the Peking Union Medical College” (20世纪上半叶跨国医学机构在中国), by Jiang Yuhong 蒋育红. In Medicine and International Relations (医学与国际关系), ed. Qin Qian 秦倩, Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2018. Reviewed by...More
Progressive Education in Vietnam in the 1940s (Giáo dục mới tại Việt Nam thập niên 1940), by Nguyễn Thụy Phương. Ho Chi Minh: Ho Chi Minh City Literature and Arts Publishing House, 2018. Reviewed by Do Dieu Khue (PhD, Seoul National University) This short but minute piece of research disposes the...More
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

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