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. 

Xue Yiwei, Norman Bethune’s Children . This novel has been published in installments in the journal New Land Literature , Taiwan, since 2011, Issue 2. The whole book will be published in Taiwan in the spring of 2012. 薛憶溈:《白求恩的孩子們》,正連載於台灣《新地》文學季刊,2011年第2期始。全書明年春天將於臺灣出版。 Reviewed by Yao Dadui (Ph.D...More
The Plight of China’s Working Class: Annals of Anyuan (Yu Jianrong, in Chinese, Mirror books 2006, 496 pages) 中國工人階級狀況:安源實錄 (于建嶸著,中文版,明鏡出版社2006年版,496頁) Reviewed by Yan Xiaojun (Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong) On May 1, 2001—the first International Labor Day in the new century—Yu...More
Middle-Level Civilian Officials in the T'ang Dynasty , by Lai Rui-he (Taibei: Lian jing chu ban shi ye gu fen you xian gong si, 2008. 624pp.) 賴瑞和著《唐代中層文官》(台北:聯經出版事業股份有限公司,2008年) Reviewed by Siu Kam-wah, Joseph (D.Litt. Kyoto), Instructor I, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong...More
Striving for a New Critical Approach: Rereading English Literature in the Perspective of Ethical Literary Criticism Nie, Zhenzhao et al. English Literature in the Perspective of Ethical Literary Criticism . Wuhan: Central China Normal University Press, 2007. 聂珍钊、杜鹃、唐红梅、朱卫红等著:《英国文学的论理学批评》,武汉:...More
Study on Bamboo and Silk Versions of Wuxing and Other Newly Unearthed Confucian Texts 竹帛《五行》與簡帛研究, by CHEN Lai 陳來 (Beijing: Sanlian Book Store北京:三聯書店, 2009) Reviewed by PENG Guoxiang彭國翔, Professor of Chinese Philosophy, Intellectual History and Religion, Department of Philosophy, Tsinghua...More
History, Space and Identity: Cultural Discourse of Luoyang qie lan ji , by Wang Meixiu 王美秀 Taipei: Li ren shu ju, 2007 (臺北市:里仁書局,2007). Reviewed by Liu Yuanju (Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia, Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2005-2006) Wang Meixiu, with a PhD from the...More
Japanese Culture in East Asia, by MURAI Shosuke (Tokyo: Hoso Daigaku Kyoiku Shinkokai, 2005) 村井章介 『東アジアのなかの日本文化』(放送大学教育振興会、2005年) Reviewed by MITANI Hiroshi, Professor of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan The title of this book is misleading. This is actually...More
Archetype and Metamorphosis: The Origins of Korea's Economic Development Plans ( Wonhyeong gwa Byeonyong ), by Park Tae Gyun, Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Jeong, Jong-Ho, professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University. This book...More
The Nomad's Choice :The First Encounter Between Northern Nomads and Imperial China, (游牧者的抉择:面对汉帝国的北亚游牧部族) by Wang Mingke (Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2008, 304 pages). Reviewed by Liang Zhao ( College of Literature and Journalism, Sichuan University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2008-2009)...More
Earthbreaking Studies on Illustrations in Shanhaijing : Ma Changyi and Her Recent Two Books on Shanhaijing Ma, Changyi. Guben Shanhaijing Tushuo ( An Interpretation to Illustrations in Ancient Versions of Shanhaijing ). Originally published by Shandong Huabao Publishing House, Ji'nan, 2001...More

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