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.

Phoenix, Oh Phoenix: Collected Essays on Madness in Chinese Literature , Edited by Tamotsu Sato (Tokyo:Kyuko Shoin, 2009), 246pp. 佐藤保編『鳳よ鳳よ――中国文学における〈狂〉』(東京:汲古書院、2009年)、246頁. Reviewed by Akiyoshi Yagi (八木章好), Harvard-Yenching Exchange Scholar from Keio University, Tokyo, 2008-2009. “No other ethnic...More
Disrespect/Respect: A theoretical Viewpoint in philosophical and sociological studies , Vol. 1, by Tô Duy Hợp. (Khinh-Trọng: Một quan điểm lý thuyết trong nghiên cứu triết học và xã hội học). The World Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2007, 768 pages. Reveiwed by Le Ngoc Hung, Institute for...More
1968: Youths' Revolts and Their Background/ The End of the Revolts and Their Legacy (1968: Wakamonotachi no hanran to sono haikei/ Hanran no shûen to sono isan) vols. 1 & 2 by Oguma Eiji (Tokyo: Shinyôsha, 2009, 2102 pp. hardcover) Reviewed by Hideaki Fujiki (Department of Literature (Film...More
ASEAN Economic Community: Content and Roadmap , edited by Nguyen Hong Son (Hanoi: Social Sciences Publishing House, 2009, 228 pp.). Reviewed by Nguyen Manh Hung (Institute of World Economics and Politics, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences). The initiative to establish the ASEAN Economic Community...More
Incarceration and the Incarcerated: Power and Resistance , by Saipin Suputtamongkol. (Bangkok: Thammasat University Press, 2002, 293 pp.) Reviewed by Non Arkaraprasertkul (HYI Doctoral Scholar Candidate 2008-2012, Oxford University). At the very fundamental level, Incarceration and the Incarcerated...More
Mural Painting in Buddhist Monasteries (gamnur nao tam vatt (in Khmer)), by San Phalla. Phnom Penh: Reyum Institute, 2007. Reviewed by Heng Piphal (Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Manoa) Anthropological and historical research in Cambodia generally focuses on the glorified past of...More
Reading Against the Grain: Collected Essays on Literary Studies, and Criticism on Thai and World Literature ( Arn (mai) ao reuang: ruam bot kham dan wannakam lae bot wijan wannakam Thai lae thet ), by Chusak Pattarakulvanit (Bangkok: Kobfai Publishing Project, 2005 (2 nd edition), 424 pp.,...More
The Bahnar Epic Cycle in Kontum by Phan Thi Hong (Hanoi: Van Hoc Publishing, 2006, 463 pages). Reviewed by Tran Thi Phuong Phuong (National University of Ho Chi Minh City) The Bahnar is an ethnic group with a population of approximately 137,000, who live primarily in Kontum and Gia Lai provinces of...More
A Cliometric Review of Late Chosŏn History (Edited by Rhee Young Hoon, in Korean, Seoul National University Press 2004, 409 pages) 數量經濟史로 다시 본 朝鮮後期 (李榮薰 編, 韓國語版, 서울大學校出版部2004年版 409쪽) Reviewed by Ilsoo David Cho (Ph.D. Student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University...More
Ogyû Shigehiro, Kindai, Asia, Yômei-gaku [Modernity, Asia, and the Yangming School], (Tokyo: Perikan-sha, 2008) 512 pp. 荻生茂博『近代・アジア・陽明学』(東京:ぺりかん社、2008年) Reviewed by Dr. Makabe Jin (真璧仁), Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Hokkaido University; Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholar...More

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