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. 

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
Heritage and Betrayal: A Treatise on the Emergence of Modern Science in Western Civilization By Chen, Fong-ching (Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong) 718 pp. SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2009. Reviewed by Wu, Fengshi, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Harvard-Yenching...More
A Biography of Dudgeon: A British Medical Missionary and the Medical Modernization of the Late Qing Dynasty , by Gao Xi (Shanghai:Fudan University Press 2009) (高晞:《德贞传--一个英国传教士与晚清医学近代化》 上海:复旦大学出版社, 2009) Reviewed by Liu Ping, Professor of History, College of History & Culture, Shandong...More
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

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