Academia Sinica on East Asia
Published in association with Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Dr Ts’ui-Jung Liu, Vice-President, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Initiated by the Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s foremost research centre, this interdisciplinary monograph series publishes original humanities and social sciences research on Asia, with a particular focus on East Asia.
The series uses diverse methodologies and perspectives to identify key issues in East Asian history, politics, economics, sociology, international relations, geography, business, education, religion, literature, culture and ethnicity.
New proposals for the series are welcomed. Prospective authors should in the first instance contact the series editor, c/o Beatrice Chao at: email@example.com.
Landscape Change and Resource Utilization in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History
The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, and Institutions
From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee: Lust/Caution
The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi
Ts'ui-jung Liu, Andrea Janku, David Pietz
May 30, 2018
Covering the ancient period through to the 21st century, this book examines how landscapes have changed across East Asia over time. Featuring examples of a variety of landscapes, from the riverine and agricultural to the urban and aesthetic, this books thus presents a comprehensive review of East...
Billy K. L. So
June 16, 2017
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...
Peng Hsiao-yen, Whitney Crothers Dilley
April 24, 2017
In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought...
March 03, 2016
As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of...
September 08, 2015
Environmental history has evolved into a well-established historical subfield which has broadened the horizons of historical research, beyond human affairs, to include the study of human interactions with natural and man-made environments. This broadened scope has attracted scholars from many...
April 10, 2015
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...
Hui-yu Caroline Tsai
May 10, 2011
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...
September 02, 2010
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...
Paul R. Katz
December 22, 2009
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...
Lawrence C.H Yim
April 30, 2009
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...