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. 

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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