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Academia Sinica on East Asia: Published in association with Academia Sinica, Taiwan


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Academia Sinica on East Asia

Published in association with Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Series Editor:

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: bchao@gate.sinica.edu.tw.

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Landscape Change and Resource Utilization in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History

Landscape Change and Resource Utilization in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History

Forthcoming

Ts'ui-jung Liu, Andrea Janku, David Pietz
May 21, 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...

The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, and Institutions

The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, and Institutions

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...

From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee: Lust/Caution

From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee: Lust/Caution

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...

Environmental History in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Environmental History in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Tsui-jung Liu
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...

Local Realities and Environmental Changes in the History of East Asia 

Local Realities and Environmental Changes in the History of East Asia 

Ts'ui-Jung Liu
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...

Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building: An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering

Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building: An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering

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...

Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity: The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris

Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity: The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris

Hsiao-yen Peng
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...

Beyond Confucian China: The Rival Discourses of Kang Youwei and Zhang Binglin

Beyond Confucian China: The Rival Discourses of Kang Youwei and Zhang Binglin

Young-tsu Wong
June 30, 2010

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...

Divine Justice: Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture

Divine Justice: Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture

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...

The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi

The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi

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...

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