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. 

Kobayashi Hiromitsu 小林宏光. Discourse on the History of Chinese Pictorial Printmaking 『中国版画史論』Tokyo: Bensei Shuppan 勉誠出版 , 2017 Book Review by Miki Homma (Waseda University) Kobayashi Hiromitsu’s Discourse on the History of Chinese Pictorial Printmaking discusses the history of Chinese pictorial...More
Wang Jian’e. 王建娥. Ethnic Politics: Theories and Practices in the 20th Century (族际政治:二十世纪的理论与实践). Social Sciences Academic Press (China) 社会科学文献出版社, 2011. Reviewed by Han Wei (Fudan University; HYI South Asian Studies in China Program, Visiting Fellow, 2019-20) Wang Jian’e’s Ethnic Politics: Theories...More
Ma Weiqiang 马维强. Shuangkou Village: Identity, Status and Rural Daily Life in the Era of Collectivization 《双口村:集体化时代的身份、地位与乡村日常生活》. Beijing: China Social Science Press (中国社会科学出版社), 2018. Reviewed by Yurong Li ( PhD candidate of Peking University; HYI Visiting Fellow) In the period of...More
Phạm Quang Minh. Vietnam-Soviet Union-China Triangle Relations during the Anti-American Resistance War (1954-1975). Quan hệ tam giác Việt Nam-Liên Xô-Trung Quốc trong cuộc kháng chiến chống Mỹ (1954-1975). Hanoi: Vietnam National University Press, 2018. Reviewed by Do Dieu Khue (PhD, Seoul National...More
Jiang Zhiqin 姜智芹 . Studies on the Communication of Mo Yan’s Writing’s Abroad ( 莫言作品:海外传播研究 ). Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2019. Reviewed by Nishit Kumar (Doctoral Candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University and HYI Visiting Fellow) After winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012, Mo Yan’s...More
Hu Angang and Guan Qingyou (胡鞍钢与管清友). China’s Response to Global Climate Change (中国应对全球气候变化). Tsinghua University Press, 2009. Reviewed by Shagufta Yasmin (Ph.D. candidate, Centre of East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Global climate change is one of...More
Horikiri Tatsuichi堀切辰一. Rags: the Horikiri Tatsuichi Collection - Cataloging Cloth Across Time . Vol.1 (堀切辰一コレクション時代布目録—襤褸—続編第一巻), KitaKyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, 2014. (北九州市立自然史・歴史博物館) Reviewed by Maumita Banerjee (Waseda University, HYI Visiting Fellow) Tatsuichi Horikiri’...More
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

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