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.

Hong Hong 洪 宏 . Soviet Influence and Chinese Films Produced during the ‘17-year’ Period ( 苏联影响与中国十七年电 影 ). Beijing: Zhongguo Dianying Chubanshe ( 中国电影出版社) , 2008. Reviewed by Madhurendra Jha (PhD candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Spread over 244 pages and carefully divided into eight chapters...More
Satoshi Hiraoka 平岡聰. A New Explanation of the Formation of the Lotus Sūtra: Reading the Lotus Sūtra as Buddha’s Life Stories 法華経成立の新解釈-仏伝として法華経を読み解,Tokyo: Daizoshuppan, 2012.10 Reviewed by: Jian Lin (PhD Candidate, Peking University) As one of the most important Mahāyāna scriptures and maybe the...More
Ni Yuping 倪玉平. Research on Finance and Society in the Jiaqing and Daoguang Reigns of the Qing Dynasty (清朝嘉道财政与社会). Beijing: The Commercial Press, 2013. Reviewed by Sanghoun Lee (Ph.D. Candidate, Seoul National University) "Dynastic decline" has been the predominant view of Qing history in the first...More
Yang Zhishui 扬之水. The Three Sanchi Stupas: Mundane Aesthetic of the Buddhist Paradise 《桑奇三塔:西天佛国的世俗情味》. Beijing: Sanlian Bookstore Press 三联书店 , 2012. Reviewed by Mingzhou Chi 池明宙 (Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University; 2017-18 HYI South Asian Studies in China Visiting Fellow) Zhishui Yang is noted for...More
Li Bingkui 李秉奎. Gender, Romance and Marriage of Chinese Youth During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) (狂澜与潜流:中国青年的性恋与婚姻(1966-1976)). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2015. Reviewed by Liu Zhao (PhD candidate, University of Hong Kong) This book is the first systematic study on private...More
Ch’oe, Su-il. 최수일. “Kaeby ŏ k” y ŏn’gu 『개벽 연구』, Sŏul: Somyŏng Ch'ulp'an 서울: 소명출판. 2008. Reviewed by Jae young Song (Yonsei University) “Kaeby ŏ k” y ŏn’gu is a series of research on the modern cultural system of Korea, and is a compilation of the author's previous research on the magazine Kaeby ŏ k...More
Wu, Rwei-ren 吳叡人 . Prometheus Unbound: When Formosa Reclaims the World 『受困的思想:臺灣重返世界』 . Taipei: Acropolis, 2016. Reviewed by: Chang Cheng-chieh (Ph.D. Candidate, Japanese Culture Studies, Nagoya University; HYI Visiting Fellow) Taiwan’s democratization since the 1980s has taken place in the context...More
Hwang Jung-yŏn 황정연. A Study on the collection of Calligraphies and Paintings in the Chosŏn Dynasty 《조선시대 서화 수장 연구》 (Kyŏnggi-do Sŏngnam-si: Sin'gu Munhwasa 신구문화사, 2012) Reviewed by In-Hee Song 송인희 (Ph.D. Candidate, Ewha Womans University; 2016-17 HYI Visiting Fellow) This book explores the history...More
Takano Asako 高野麻子. Fingerprinting and Modernity: Control of Moving Bodies and Technology of Governance 『指紋と近代——移動する身体の管理と統治の技法』.Tokyo: Misuzu shobō, 2016. Reviewed by Hiro Fujimoto (Ph.D. Student, The University of Tokyo; 2016-17 HYI Visiting Fellow) In the late nineteenth century, Henry Faulds, a...More
Pang Laikwan 彭麗君. Sunset Not Yet: Post-1997 Hong Kong Cinema (黃昏未晚:後九七香港電影). The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2010. Reviewed by Siyi Li (PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) The fall of Hong Kong cinema may be one of the most typical exemplifications of...More

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