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.

Studies on the Beliefs of Local Shrines in Song China ( 《宋代民众祠神信仰研究》, by Pi Qingsheng (皮庆生). Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Press, 2008, 397pages. Reviewed by Dr. Lei Wen (Associate Research Fellow, Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholar 2007-2008) Over...More
The Tragic History of the KMT Troops in the Golden Triangle, 1950-1981 ( Jinsanjiao guojun xieleishi 1950-1981 金三角國軍血淚史 1950-1981). By Qin Yihui 覃怡輝. Taibei: Academia Sinica and Lianjing Press, 2009. 480 pp. Reviewed by Dr. CHANG Wen-chin, Associate Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. The...More
Mental Disorders of the Tao Aboriginal Minority in Taiwan: Modernity, Social Change, and the Origin of Social Suffering , By Yu-yueh Tsai (Taipei: Linking Publishing Co., 2009), xxii+533 pp. 蔡友月著,『達悟族的精神失序:現代性、變遷與受苦的社會根源』(台北:聯經出版社,2009年),533頁。 Reviewed by Shang-Jen Li (Institute of History and...More
Transforming Knowledge into Wisdom: a review of The Collected Works of Feng Qi ( East China Normal University Press, 1996-1998) Reviewed by YU Zhenhua, Department of Philosophy, East China Normal University Feng Qi (1915-1995) was one of the few original, systematic philosophers in the second half...More
The Military Establishment and the Integration of the People: From the Sino-Japanese War to the period of the Manchurian Incident , by YUI Masaomi (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2009) 由井正臣 『軍部と民衆統合:日清戦争と満州事変期まで』(岩波書店, 2009) Reviewed by Okamoto Koichi, Professor of the School of International Liberal...More
Taste of Luxury: Consumer society and the scholar-literati circle in the late Ming dynasty ( 品味奢華: 晚明的消費社會與士大夫), by WU Jen-shu 巫仁恕. Taipei: Academia Sinica, Lian jing chu ban shi ye you xian gong si, 2007 (台北市: 中央研究院, 聯經出版事業有限公司, 2007). Reviewed by Sylvia Wun-sze Lee (Department of Fine Arts, The...More
A Historical Outline of Daoist Rituals before the Tang Dynasty ( Tangqian Daojiao yishi shigang 唐前道教儀式史綱), by Lü Pengzhi. (Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju Press, 2008, 314 pages) Reviewed by GUO Wu, professor of the Institute of Religious Studies, Sichuan University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching...More
Minjungeseo Simineuro (From People to Citizens), by Choi Jang-jip. Seoul: Dolbegae, 2009. Reviewed by Prof. Park Tae Gyun, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University Choi Jang-jip is the most prominent political scientist among progressive academics in Korea. Since the...More
Collectivism, Individualism and “the self” of the Vietnamese Today . Edited by DO Long and PHAN Thi Mai Huong. 316 pages, 2002, Hanoi: Chinh Tri Quoc Gia Publisher. Reviewed by Hoang M. To Nga, Lecturer in Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi...More
When Law Meets Economy: Commercial Law in Ming-Qing China . (當法律遇上經濟:明清中國的商業法律) by CHIU Peng-sheng. Taipei: Wu-nan Book Inc., 2008. Reviewed by LI Cho-ying (Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of History, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan) When Laws Meet Economy: Commercial Law in...More

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