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.

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
The Transformation of Religions and Religious Beliefs in Vietnam Today , 355 pages, Hanoi: The Gioi Publisher, 2008 Reviewed by Pham Quynh Phuong (Southeast Asian Studies Program, National University of Singapore) For the last two decades, Vietnam has experienced an upsurge and remarkable...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

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