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.

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
Li Ruojian 李若建. Wandering between Illusion and Reality: on Rumors in 1950s Mainland China (虚实之间: 20世纪大陆谣言研究). Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, 2011. Reviewed by Yumeng Wang (Nankai University/Harvard-Yenching Institute) Li Ruojian’s 虚实之间: 20世纪大陆谣言研究 ( Wandering between Illusion and Reality...More
NAGURA Kyoko奈仓京子. “The Formation of Returned Overseas Chinese Identity and its Ramifications: a Case Study on the Yuehaiwan Overseas Chinese Farm in Guangdong” (“归侨认同意识的形成及其动态 * ———以广东粤海湾华侨农场为例”) in Journal of Overseas Chinese History Studies (华侨华人历史研究) 2008 Vol 3. Reviewed by Severin Kuok (PhD...More
Narayan Sen (নারায়ণ সেন). Maoism and the Buddhist Philosophy of India and China (মাওবাদ ও ভারত-চীন বৌদ্ধ দর্শন Maobad o Bharat-Cheen Bouddha Darshan ). Kolkata: Creative Publication, 2013. Reviewed by Barnali Chanda (Ph.D. Candidate, Jadavpur University; 2016-17 HYI Comparative Literature Visiting...More
Gao Yong (高勇). To be a Secretary of Hu Yaobang 《我給胡耀邦當秘書》. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Ltd. 2014. 香港 : 三聯書店(香港)有限公司, 2014年. Reviewed by Bhim B. Subba (PhD Candidate, University of Delhi) In the run-up to the centenary of the birth of Hu Yaobang, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of...More
Mihir Pandya. City and Cinema via Delhi (शहर और सिनेमा: वाया दिल्ली). New Delhi: Vani Prakashan, 2011. Reviewed by P.K. Anand (Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) There has been a good range of academic scholarship on Indian cities and their urbanisms. However,...More
Chen Jian 陈剑. Documenting the Reproductive Revolution in China, 1978-1991 (中国生育革命纪实(1978–1991)). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (2015). Reviewed by Guan Yue (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) The one-child policy is...More

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