Asian Research

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Contacts

Editorial Inquiries
  1. Dorothea Schaefter (on leave)
    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
    Jillian Morrison, Acting Associate Editor

  2. Stephanie Rogers
    Publisher, East Asia

  3. Peter Sowden
    Editor, Asia

Other Inquiries

Academia Sinica on East Asia

  1. The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China

    Connecting Money, Markets, and Institutions

    Edited by Billy K. L. So

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    Historically, the Lower Yangzi Delta (or Jiangnan), has played a key role in China’s economic development. Indeed, as the prime example of a traditional Chinese market economy, the region serves as the core case study when making comparisons between the Chinese and Western economies in the early...

    Published August 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity

    The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris

    By Hsiao-yen Peng

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"—transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and...

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Beyond Confucian China

    The Rival Discourses of Kang Youwei and Zhang Binglin

    By Young-tsu Wong

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    Young-tsu Wong throws new light on Kang Youwei and Zhang Binglin, both through research on the sources, nature and import of their ideas and through juxtaposing them. The result is a provocative and stimulating analysis of late Qing-early Republican thought. Never before these two rival thinkers...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi

    By Lawrence C.H Yim

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book is the first English language study of Qian Qianyi (1582-1664) - a poet and literary critic during the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Although Qian’s works constitute some of the greatest achievements in pre-modern Chinese lyric poetry, they have been largely understudied and are poorly...

    Published April 30th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building

    An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering

    By Hui-yu Caroline Tsai

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book explores the institutions through which Taiwan was governed under Japanese colonial rule, illuminating how the administration was engineered and how Taiwan was placed in Japan’s larger empire building. The author argues that rather than envisaging the ruling of the society and then going...

    Published December 16th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Divine Justice

    Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture

    By Paul R. Katz

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important...

    Published December 2nd 2008 by Routledge