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. 

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
Flying Dragon in Luoyang, Record of Three Generations of Literary Talent, and Records Showing the Distinction between Right and Wron g. (Novels from the Royal Family Collection of Chosŏn Korea I). Sŏngnam, Korea: Academy of Korean Studies, 2009. Annotation Volume by Lim Ch'i-kyun et al. Translation...More
Tran Dinh Huou's Selected Works ( Trần Đình Hượu Tuyen Tap ), 2 vols. Hanoi: Publishing House of Education, 2008, reprinted in 2009. Reviewed by Trần Hải-Yến (Institute of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam) Along with Buddhism, Confucianism is an ideological system that has left a profound impact on pre-...More
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

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