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. 

Luo Yunbing 罗运兵. The Domestication, Raising and Ritual Use of Pigs in Ancient China 《中国古代猪类驯化、饲养与仪式性使用》. Beijing: Science Press 北京:科学出版社,2017. Reviewed by Wang Yifan (Shandong University; HYI Mesoamerican Archaeology Training Program Visiting Fellow, 2018-19) As one of the earliest and most...More
Xu Hong 许宏 . The Tradition of Non-fortified Primary Capitals in Early China (大都无城­­中国古都的动态解读). Beijing: Sanlian Publishing House 三联书店, 2016. Reviewed by Ge Yun (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; HYI Mesoamerican Archaeology Training Program Visiting Fellow, 2018-19) Urbanization is one of the...More
Lee Hansang 이한상. A Study on the Regional Ruling System of Baekje Shown from the Granting of Ornaments (장신구 사여체제로 본 백제의 지방지배). Seoul: Sŏgyŏng Munhwasa (서경문화사), 2009. Reviewed by Park Jiyoung (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Archaeology and Art history, Seoul National University) The luxurious...More
Ji Ping and Tang Chung (吉平、邓聪) eds. Hamin Jades (哈民玉器研究) . Zhonghua Book Company 中华书局, November 2018. Reviewed by Yadi Wen (Ph.D. candidate, Chinese University of Hong Kong; HYI Mesoamerican Archaeology Training Program Visiting Fellow, 2018-19) Hamin, located in Inner Mongolia, northeast China, is...More
Trương Tiến Hưng. Using Cham customary law in the state administration of provincial government ( Vận dụng luật tục dân tộc Chăm trong quản lí nhà nước của chính quyền địa phương ). Hanoi: National Political Publishing House, 2014. Reviewed by: Pham Thi Thanh Huyen (HYI visiting fellow- Lecturer of...More
Wang Shaoguang and Fan Peng. 王绍光,樊鹏。 The Chinese Model of Consensus Decision-making: A Case Study of Healthcare Reform (中国式共识型决策:“开门”与“磨合”)。China Renmin University Press 中国人民大学出版社, 2013. Reviewed by Yang Shen (City University of Hong Kong; HYI Chinese Politics Training Program Visiting Fellow, 2018...More
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

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