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. 

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
Tang Chung 鄧聰. Archaeological Excavation of Prehistoric Lapidary Workshop in Hac Sa, Macau, China 《澳門黑沙玉石作坊》. Macau: Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais 澳門特別行政區民政總署文化康體部, 2013. Reviewed by Wen Yadi (Ph.D. candidate, Chinese University of Hong Kong; HYI Mesoamerican Archaeology Training...More
Deng Yanhua 邓燕华. Environmental Resistance in Rural China: the Case of Huazhen (中国农村的环保抗争:以华镇事件为案例) . Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press 中国社会科学出版社 (2016). Reviewed by Shen Yang (City University of Hong Kong; HYI Visiting Fellow, Chinese Politics Training Program, 2018-19) Deng Yanhua’s book...More
Dong Leiming 董磊明. Songcun Village: Authority and Discipline in a Time of Radical Change 宋村的调解: 巨变时代的权威与秩序. Beijing: Fa lv chu ban she 法律出版社 , 2008. Reviewed by Wu Jie (Ph.D. candidate, The University of Hong Kong) Since the 1990s, the case of the rural petitioner in China has captured the attention...More
Hồ Trung Tú. There were such 500 years: Quảng Nam’s identity from the view of historical periodization (Có 500 năm như thế: Bản sắc Quảng Nam từ góc nhìn phân kỳ lịch sử). Hanoi: Thời Đại Publishing House, 2011. Reviewed by: Pham Thi Thanh Huyen (HYI Visiting Fellow, HYI-NUS Joint Doctoral Scholar...More

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